Face Masks

This page is still under construction but i wanted to share some of the patterns and learnings that i acquired while trying to make face masks for myself and for friends. All the information below is public to share so pass it on.

DISCLAIMER:

these masks are NOT to be considered as Protective Equipment and can ONLY provide a minimum protection against larger droplets.

PDF FILES :

CLICK ON THE BELOW PICTURES TO OPEN AND DOWNLOAD PDF FORMAT FILES OF THE PATTERNS

Detailed Instructions:

1- cut and fuse fabric
2 front and 2 linings + 2 fusing
2- Attach front pieces
3- top stitch front fabric
4- Cut nose piece
recommended 3" for L size and around 2 1/2" for M size
5- Turn edges around
6- flatten out edges
7- make a few at a time!
8- zig zag stitch the nose piece
9- prepare darts
10- press darts
11- pin before sewing
12- sew your dart
13- good job!
14- press again
15- serge edge of lining (for better finishing)
16- press darts in place
17- stitch your lining darts
18- stitch dart in place
19- attach 2 lining pieces. LEAVE OPENING!
20- make sure to NOT stitch all along but leave an opening to insert filters
21- place lining onto upper - right side to right side
22- Pin firmly before sewing
23- Stitch along the top line and bottom line
DON'T stitch the sides!
24- Good job!
25- Now turn the mask inside out.
26- press gently to prepare your top stitch
27- Top stitch around the whole perimeter of the mask
28- Serge the 2 sides or Zig-zag them to hold fabric in place and avoid fraying
29- Your mask is now assembled..!
30- press the seam (1/8")
31- press the fold (about 1/2")
32- Pin in place
33- Zig Zag to hold in place
34- Good job!
35- Cut your 2 elastic pieces
36- Use a safety pin to pass it through the fold
37- Done! now you just need to stitch the elastic to itself!
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33- Zig Zag to hold in place