How to make 3D face mask with free patterns

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Can’t find masks in a store? The US CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies.) Cloth face masks are very comfortable even when you are wearing glasses.

What I like about this mask

I created this mask pattern to have extra room around the mouth so that it won’t get lipstick marks. Try it!
Tightly woven 100% cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets, is suggested for making homemade masks.
The best thing about a homemade mask is that you can pick your favorite fabric. The large size pattern should be big enough to cover a man’s face, from nose to chin.
You can also adjust sizes by reducing or enlarging the original when you are printing the patterns.Wearing a cloth mask is an additional measure to ensure social (physical) distancing. Remember to wash your hands to stop the transmission of the virus.

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Download Free Homemade Mask Patterns below!

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If you want to make a mask for the first time, please check here first. I think you can understand the sequence of steps leading up to the creation of a fabric 3D face mask.
Short videos are available below from pattern cutting to fabric cutting, so if you are a sewing beginner, please also see it.

Materials

  • 100% cotton fabric: Each mask needs 2 pieces of each size, outer and lining.
    Large (Adult):36X18 cm (14 ¼ X7 ⅛ in)
    Medium (Teen): 34X17cm (13 ½ X6 ¾ in)
    Small (Kids): 30X15 cm (12X6in)
  • Elastic 1/4 in wide: 2 pieces 20-23cm (8-9 in) long
  • thread

Patterns: Large, Medium, Small

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Download Free Homemade Mask Patterns here!
You can print all 3 patterns on 2 sheets of paper.
Size of masks
  Length Width
Large 13.5 cm / 5 ¾ in 24 cm / 9 ½ in
Medium 12 cm / 4 ¾ in 21 cm / 8 ¼ in
Small 11 cm / 4 ½ in 19 cm / 7 ½ in
Download Free Letter Size 3D Face Mask Patterns (PDF File)
A4 Size 3D Face Mask Patterns (PDF File)

Preparation

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Wash and dry the fabric before sewing.

Fold the outer fabric in half, front sides together.
Place the pattern on the fabric, then cut 2 outer pieces out.

cut mask fabric
Keep them together with sewing pins.
Fold the lining fabric in half, front sides together.
Fold the pattern at the dotted line marked as “lining.” Use this pattern to cut 2 lining pieces. Keep them together with sewing pins.

sew mask center
Sew the outer fabric together at curved edge with 1 cm seam allowance.
cut curve
Snip small notches in the fabric within the seam allowance.

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Be careful not to snip into your stitches.

split using iron
Split the seam and press one side flat with an iron.
simple iron board
Homemade tailor’s ham: Roll up some towels and fabric into “ham” curve iron technique
Place the mask on the Homemade tailor’s ham and press the other side flat.
open allowance
Tailor’s ham will help press out any type of curve.
3d mask parts
Outer piece and lining piece of a mask.
A beautifully curved outline will give your mask a pro look.

Sew outer and lining together

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Stack the outer and lining fabric, front sides together. Line up the center point of the stitches on both fabric and pin them.
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Use more sewing pins from the center outwards to line up the 2 pieces of fabric together. sew masks
Sew the outer and lining fabric together with 1 cm seam allowance.
cut curve edge
Cut small slits into the seam allowance close to the stitches.
Cut off excess seam allowance
Cut down on the excess seam allowance near the center of fabric.
mask body
Turn the mask over front side up from the opening.

Finishing up

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Press the mask with an iron keeping the lining unseen from the front.
fold mask edge
Fold over the edge of outer fabric and press with an iron.
stitching the edge
Fold the hem inside for 1cm, press it and stitch down about 0.2cm from the edge. Repeat it for the other end.

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Keep the room for elastic going through for the ear loops.
tie mask gum
Cut the elastic about 20-23cm and run it through the wider hem on each side of the mask. Adjust the position of the knot to your comfort.
hide knot
Gently pull the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Ta da!
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Washing Instruction

  1. Handwashing is recommended.
  2. Place masks in a small mesh laundry bag if you prefer to use a washing machine.
  3. Hang them dry

How to make a elastic substitute for a mask.

If you don’t have elastic for the mask, I will introduce how to make a substitute that can be made with familiar items.