Face Mask/Mask Cover Tutorial
Click the image to download a photo tutorial on how we make a tie version of a mask.
Use shoelaces, ribbon, twill tape, hem tape, etc for the tie. Elastics or hair ties can also be used, if available.
For those who have asked, we’ve created a photo tutorial on how to create a no-elastic version of a face mask/mask cover. Of course, you can still use elastics or hair ties, if you have them.
Filtration material or a third layer of fabric, such as flannel, can be cut using the lining pattern and added as either lining or interlining. Baste lining and interlining together and treat as one layer. If you use more tightly woven fabric than quilting cotton, this may not be necsessary, but cotton is actually not a good filtration material, unless it is very tightly woven.
This pattern is sized for adults and children and we’ve made plenty of each size, revising along the way, so we’re confident in the fit, but it’s always best to make your own prototype from something like muslin before cutting lots of them. The fabric requirements are for making one mask but if you're making multiples, you'll arrange and fit the patterns on your fabrics more economically.