Are you looking for a face mask pattern? Well you have come to the right place! Here I will provide you with the pattern and instructions to make your very own face mask at home. Let’s get started!
Face Mask Pattern Instructions
This face mask pattern is for adults. Its very simple. First you will cut 2 pieces of fabric in a rectangle that will measure 9 in. x 7 in. You can use any kind of fabric. I use cotton quilting fabric that I have collected over the years. This seems to be the most popular kind of fabric. But you can use anything if you are in a pinch.
For the ear ties, I use elastic. You can cut 2 pieces of elastic 7 inches long each. If you have elastic on hand, use 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch elastic. If you don’t have elastic, you can use elastic from an old hair tie or head band. If you want to create ties instead of fabric you can do that too. Just make sure the ties are at least 10″ each and you will need 4 of them – one for each corner.
Sew the right sides of the fabric together with the elastic sewn to the inside of the fabric like a sandwich. The fabric is the bread and the elastic is the meat. You will leave an opening on the seam so you can turn the fabric inside out.
Now turn the fabric inside out. You will have a rectangle with elastic straps.
Nose Piece (optional)
If you want to include a nose piece a.k.a nose wire so the mask will form around the nose, you can do this part. I use twist ties for the nose wire.
Place the twist ties on the top edge of the rectangle in the center where the nose would be. Measure and mark each end of the twist tie with a pin or piece of chalk. Then sew one of the marks about a third of an inch down and across to the other mark to make a long L shaped casing to insert the twist ties. Insert the twist ties through the hole in the pouch so they are in place. Then you can sew the other end shut so the twist ties stay in place.
Now you will make the pleats on the short edges of your rectangle. You can do this by ironing pleats, or pinning them. I like to just pin the pleats. You will fold them about an inch each. Sometimes it takes a few times to get them spaced out right. I just estimate where they should be.
Once you have the pleats ironed or pinned down, you can sew around the edges to complete the mask! I always start sewing on the edge where the pleats are and go all the way around. Be sure to take out your pins so you don’t sew over it and break your needle.
Now you have a finished home made mask! Download and print the face mask pattern below.
If you are a visual person, I also created a video tutorial showing how to make the face mask using this pattern.