Face Mask Pattern- download!
I've been contacted alot about my pattern for face masks-
Here is the downloadable file that has the pattern for a Small and Medium Size.
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Make sure it is 8.5x11 before you print and that it fills the entire page!
The Face mask has a front pattern and a lining pattern. The lining has a slit where you can insert a filter. The mask itself is washable and reusable. The filter is what would be changed out daily.
There is alot of talk about what type of material is best and most effective. Research shows that cotton masks made of pillowcase material/ or t shirt material can be up to 65% effective.
For this pattern I am using one layer of fused 100% cotton and the lining layer of unfused cotton. If you have n95/99 fabric available you can use that as the filter material that gets changed out. Other options are HEPA air filters, vacuum bags, or other non woven or meltblown fabrics.
:Order of Operations for Sewing:
Sew together two of the #1 pattern pieces (Front Mask) down center
Sew together #2 and #3 pattern piece 1/2"-5/8 from each side so there is a slit. (Remember to BACKTACK!)
Sew #2 to #1 lining - down center
Pin in Elastic on each side and then sew Self and Lining layers rigt side together around entire edge at 1/4 "
elastic 5” for small / 5.5 for medium
Turn- Pull mask through slit and Press
Top Stitch sides to give lining reinforcement
Please reach out if you have any questions