How do you make a basic mask?

How do you make a basic mask?


  1. Cut Your Fabric. This mask can be made in a few different sizes.
  2. Cut Your Elastic. Cut two lengths of elastic that are 7″ long no matter what size of mask you are making.
  3. Pin the Elastic Onto the Fabric.
  4. Get Ready to Sew.
  5. Sew the Mask.
  6. Turn the Fabric.
  7. Optional: Add Pleats.
  8. Finish the Mask.

How many Litres is a simple face mask?

A simple face mask is usually used to deliver a low to moderate amount of oxygen. A simple mask contains holes on the sides to let exhaled air through and to prevent suffocation in case of a blockage. It can deliver around 40 percent to 60 percent oxygen at 6 to 10 L/min.

How much fabric do I need to make a face mask?

One adult mask requires two (2) 9”x6” pieces tight-weave cotton and two 7” pieces of 1/4 inch elastic. Therefore, one yard of 44” wide fabric yields 12-15 masks. You need 7.5 yards of elastic for 25 masks (14 inches per mask). You can make two sizes: Adult or Child.

What is the best type of elastic for face masks?

braided elastic

Is a fat quarter enough to make a mask?

One Fat Quarter of fabric can make three double-layer masks, however if you only have a piece of fabric the size one pattern below you can use it to make a single mask. Be sure to use safe handling procedures with all masks. Be sure that the fabric is positioned as shown, 18″ on the sides, 21″ on the top and bottom.

What size elastic is used for face masks?

1/8 width

What can I use in place of elastic for a face mask?

You could sub in hair ties or elastic head bands for regular elastic. Joann Fabric and Craft stores suggests swapping in cord, yarn, ribbon or other stretchy materials. You could also use bias tape. The CDC also says cloth strips, rubber bands, or string could work.

What can I use for elastic for masks?

I found the best type of elastic for face masks is 1/4″ (6mm) braid elastic. Braid elastic has ribs running along the length. When you stretch it, it narrows. In my tests, braid elastic held up to stitching and washing better than knit elastic.

Are ties or elastic better for face masks?

The large majority of facemasks have elastic that goes around the ears. We have instead developed facemasks that use ties which one ties behind the head and the neck. In our experience, it is much faster to put on a facemask with elastics. No need to tie anything and make knots behind your head.

What can I use instead of elastic to make masks?

What can I use instead of elastic for a mask? You can substitute hair ties or elastic headbands for regular elastic. Another alternative would be yarn, cord, ribbons, and other stretchy materials. You can also make use of bias tape, cloth strips, rubber bands, or a string would also do.

Is elastic or ties better for face mask?

Do fat quarters need to be prewashed?

Never pre-wash anything. I always prewash my fat quarters before putting them away. Otherwise it gets puckered fabric where you don’t want it.

How many masks does a fat quarter make?

three masks

Are fat quarters cheaper?

Fat quarters are very restrictive when you figure in the shrinkage and fraying after washing and then the squaring up to get your cuts on grain. They are also more expensive than buying yardage.

What can I make with 3 fat quarters?

Diapers and Wipes Carrier:

  • Cute circle skirt: Adorable little baby bibs:
  • Bowl Covers: This adorable layered baby girl dress:
  • Fold up baskets: I’ve made tons of these headbands:
  • Cowl infinity scarf: Easy burp cloths for baby made using a fat quarter and cloth diaper:
  • Cloth napkins:
  • Passport holder:
  • Whale stuffed animals:

What size should a mask be?

Sizing Chart

Sizes Mask Dimensions Fit Notes
XS 5.5 inches Fits most Keiki and teens
S 6 inches Fits most women
M 6.5 inches Fits most men
L 7 inches Fits most men

What size is a homemade mask?

For an adult size mask, cut 1 fabric rectangle 16″ long and 8.5″ wide. Cut 2 pieces of elastic, each 7″ long. Or, cut 4 fabric ties 18″ long. For a child-size mask, cut 1 fabric rectangle 14″ long and 6.5″ wide.

How many inches should a face mask be?

Small: 6.5 inches b. Medium: 7 inches c. Large: 7.5 inches 3.

Who sells cute face masks?

27 Places That Are Selling Cute Face Masks For $15 Or Less

  1. Old Navy is selling masks in five-packs in a variety of prints for children and adults.
  2. Athleta has five-packs of lightweight face masks in a variety of colors.
  3. On Guard Crafts on Etsy is selling masks in fun prints and solids, including some that come with a headband to minimize ear ache.