It saddens me to write this article, but I’m choosing to be happy that I can share 3 DIY face mask tips and the patterns that I created while making my own masks. I’m giving away FREE printable patterns that you can cut out by hand along with FREE .SVG files which you can use with your Cricut Maker. Simply download and print the actual pattern size for adults and reduce the size for children by 60-80%, I did 75% for my small girls. I shot a long and detailed video for you to watch, it’s not my normal type of video, it’s more somber because these are somber times. But hopefully, these tips and patterns will help you whether you’re making masks for your family or for medical staff and first responders. Stay safe crafty friends.
DISCLOSURE: these are not medical grade masks nor do I claim that they will protect you from Covid-19. We are now required to wear face masks during essential travel, so these are the masks that I have made for my family. I will not tolerate negative comments on this blog post, video, or social channels. If you’re not interested in DIY fabric masks, kindly move on.
- Sewing Machine
- Cotton Fabric
- Scissors -or- Cricut Maker
- Plastic Covered Twist Ties
- Transparency Film, optional
- Our FREE patterns at the end of the post
How To Make Fitted Fabric Face Masks:
This is a LONG video where I go into detail about how to sew these masks. I ramble on for a bit in the beginning and if you’d rather skip to the sewing part it starts at 3.40. Please excuse the noise of my heater that kept kicking on, it’s been really cold lately and also please forgive the overall video quality, trying to work with all the kids around has been less than easy.
A Little More…
By using plastic covered twist ties and transparency film, these masks are 100% washer safe, and I would tumble dry on medium to low heat. Their construction should extend their use beyond regular fabric masks and their comfort should at least have you not dreading putting them on. Hey, and maybe if you have some cute fabric in your stash you might even like wearing them. We are calling them “superhero masks” to encourage our girls to wear them and not think it’s weird or strange that everyone has them on out of the blue. After all, we’re all superheroes when we’re wearing these masks.
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