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Are you thinking of making your own face mask at home? I made one for each of our family members this past weekend. Other than one adult heading out to get groceries, we are staying home, but I wanted to make sure that everyone had one just in case we had to head out for an emergency. I’ll share a list of items that I used to make ours, plus 10 DIY Face Mask Patterns.
A cloth face mask is not a replacement for surgical masks for N95 masks. A cloth face mask is for additional protection. A cloth face mask does not take the place of social distancing, hand washing, or staying home!
Items to make a cloth face mask:
For face masks that require sewing:
- Sewing machine – I have a Brother that I have been using for years. It helped me knock out our family face masks plus 100 to donate.
- 100% cotton fabric
- 1/4″ elastic (if you can locate it) – There is an elastic storage at many retailers, so you may have to improvise.
- Scissors – Just scissors are great for making a few masks for family, but, if making a large multitude of masks, a self-healing mat and rotary cutter are helpful.
10 DIY Face Mask Patterns
There are a variety of tutorials listed here– some that require sewing and some that are no sew.
- Fabric face mask with the pattern from Cricut Design Space – This pattern allows users to create a face mask with their Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air, or without any Cricut machine at all.
- Best Fit Facemask from Pretty Handy Girl – This post shares how to make a face mask with custom fitting provided by adjustable straps.
- Crochet or Knit Face Mask from Yarnspirations – Use your yarn skins to create this face mask and back it with a cotton liner.
- Pleated Face Mask from Deaconess Health System – This tutorial is not only quick and easy, but there is a video tutorial from the healthy system website showing you how to make it. This pattern is great for beginners!
- Face mask with ties from Fu Face Mask – This pattern has three different sizes and uses ties rather than elastic.
- Face mask with ties and curved portion for nose from Craft Passion
- No Sew Face Mask using a bandanna and rubber bands – This is a video tutorial for those who like watching video instructions.
- No Sew Face Mask using t-shirt material from Sarah Maker – Use an old t-shirt to create a no sew face mask.
- Star Wars Face Mask pattern from Sewing Rabbit – Get creative with face masks and show your love for Star Wars at the same time.
- N95 Shape Face Mask tutorial from Recycled and Repurposed – This pattern results in a face mask shape similar to that of a N95 mask.
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