Face Masks – free projects and tips
April 14, 2020
This week’s free project is face masks. We share a couple of options for instructions, give you a supplies list of what you need, and finish off with some tips for straps options.
An easy sew option from our friends at Castle Sewing Centre who service all our machines.
Download the pdf instructions here.
PHere is an alternate project tutorial from Craft Passion for a more contoured face mask.
Find the Craft Passion project here with instructions and video.
You will need:
- Cotton fabrics (2 colours/patterns in 0.25m or fat quarters)
- Straps: 1/4″ elastic, jersey fabric, cotton fabric, twill tape, or bias tape
- Wonder clips or pins, scissors, sewing machine or needle, safety pin, iron
- Optional: stabilizer or interfacing for extra filtering layer
Tips & Tricks:
Making straps for your face masks if you run out of narrow elastic or want ties for comfort? Here are some tips for other options:
- Jersey fabric: make elastic straps out of t-shirt jersey (as per technique for folded fabric straps below but using zig-zag stitch).
- Fabric ties: these tie around the back of the head instead of behind the ears which is more comfortable for some. An easy option for ties is twill tape or bias tape. The bias tape will need to be stitched to hold it folded closed.
- Sewn fabric ties: Make your own straps out of your cotton fabric as below:
a) Cut 1″ wide strips along or across the grain of your fabric (not on the bias).
b) Using an iron fold the strip in half lengthwise to create a middle fold along the length of your strip. Unfold the strip and press each long side into the middle crease so it sits just shy of the crease line (leaving a small gap down the middle).
c) Fold in half lengthwise along the first crease you made so you have a long strip that is now double folded.
d) Sew an edge-stitch along the open edge to hold closed.
e) Cut to length.
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