If you’re looking for instructions for a dIY medical face mask or simply a fabric mask to wear while working outdoors, here are easy to follow patterns to sew your own!
We use face masks for doing yard work and for woodworking, they’re so helpful to keep dirt and debris out of our mouths. With the current virus affecting so many, we’re unable to grab our usual masks from the home improvement store so our sister made us some hand sewn masks. They’re exactly what we needed, they fit well and they’re reusable.
Heads up: We got a lot of heat for sharing our sister’s fabric masks, originally. People assumed we were saying they’re good protection against colds and viruses. We’d never make that claim, we’re not medical professionals.
Regardless, we still had some nasty DM’s on Instagram…one woman even said, “Shame on you encouraging people to spend money on something like this, what a waste of money. People should be saving their money at a time like this.”
However, within 24 hours, there was a national call for handmade masks so we weren’t that far off, afterall 😉
how to sew medical Fabric Face Masks
We thought others may want to make their own masks, as well, whatever their reasons may be. Especially since so many need handmade masks right now! Forbes has a lot of information about making the masks and where to send them so definitely visit theit site for more information.
In the meantime, we’ve gathered 10 DIY fabric masks to sew, different patterns to suit personal preferences.
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How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose
Sweet Red Poppy shared an easy video tutorial on how to easily sew a surgical mask with ties, flexible nose pieces and even a filter pocket! And her patterns are just adorable, too 😉
how to make surgical masks with 1/4 elastic, elastic cording and LATEX-FREE SURGICAL MASK WITH BIAS TAPE BINDING
See 3 ways to make DIY medical face masks from our friend Kate from See Kate Sew. These work to wear around the house, donate while we’re in a global crisis shortage or to use for wood working, gardening or when you’re feeling under the weather.
DIY Medical Masks from Bed sheets
If you’re running low on fabric, try bed sheets! Woolsy Purly created these cute surgical masks made from sheets.
diy face mask with fusible lining
Sweet Texas Treasures shares how to sew reusable face masks with fusible lining, a straightforward tutorial with pictures.
how to sew a center seam face mask
Craft Passion shared a tutorial on how to a sew center seam and included a face mask sewing pattern.
How to sew a pleated medical mask
Erica Made created a video on how to sew a pleated medical mask. It’s your most basic pattern with elastic loops and seems fairly easy.
how to sew pleated face mask
Button Counter has put together a step by step on how to sew pleated medical face masks…bonus: if you’re looking for added comfort of casing the end seam, this tutorial is for you!
Disclaimer: these masks are NOT meant to replace the surgical face mask. Proper use of a surgical mask is still the best way to prevent virus infection.
where to buy reusable, fabric face masks
If you’re looking to purchase instead of sew, our sister’s fabric masks are a best seller on Etsy and we can personally attest they’re comfortable and fit well!
We’d love for you to pin this so your friends can make these, too! xo