I’ve been collecting various patterns for creating fabric face masks since I began production on March 20. I have not bothered to write a set of instructions or to make a video tutorial – there are many good ones available.
After a bit of experimenting, I settled on the instructions offered by Leah Day (with some modifications of my own).
In case you’re interested here are some of the fabric face mask instructions I’ve collected:
- Leah Day’s Instructions – this is more or less the face mask I’ve been making
- Missouri Star mask ties – a variation of the theme (with both ear elastic and ties)
- The Turban Project – this was where I started but I found flannel made the mask too bulky
- Northwood Call To Sewing Circles – this mask is a different style, requires more fabric
- Phoebe Mask Cover – similar style to Northwood but intended as a cover for a N95 mask
There are a gazillion fabric face mask tutorials/instructions now available – all you have to do is google “fabric face mask”.
You can follow my fabric face mask journey through the following links:
- Fabric Face Masks
- Production Begins
- I’ve Almost Got It…
- Production Underway
- I’m Bored On An Assembly Line…
- Craving Cocolate!
- 50 Face Masks – Done
I’m about to start another batch of 60 face masks for a second nursing home around the corner from me. This is a pared down version of the previous masks – I’m not adding fusible interfacing to one side; I’m not sure whether I’m going to add a piece of pipe cleaner or not yet; I thought about using ties but I don’t have any cotton tape in my sewing/quilting stash so it’s going to be elastic cord again.