Face Mask Quick Smart
Hello Dear Friends and Readers, there is no need for me to dwell on anything today in relation to wearing a mask. They even new it was helpful a century ago at the time of the Spanish Flu….
Although I have published a pattern for a Duck Bill Mask. (Find the link at the end of the post.) I thought you might find useful another mask pattern which is super fast and easy to make and suitable for most face shapes.
What I will say is that this mask is very easy to donn. It requires very limited time and supplies to make. It will also fit easily into an envelope in case you need to send one to friends or loved ones.
So without further ado. Let’s make it.
Finished mask size is 7” x 3”.
Not suitable for children.
Requirements for one Face Mask Quick Smart
2 of 7 1/2“ x 7 1/2“ squares of fabric preferably pre washed. See this post To Wash or Not to Wash? This is the Question
2 of 7“ lengths of soft hat elastic
2 of simple twist ties (that come with freezer bags or Garden ties)
Method for Face Mask Quick Smart
Put the two pieces of fabric right side together. Fold the two twist ties lengthwise, so that one sits atop the other.
Centre the twist ties onto the top edge of the mask approximately 1/4 “ from the edge of the fabric. Pin in place.
Insert the Two elastics one on each side between the two fabrics, so that one end of each of the elastic is poking out at 45 degrees of each corner,
Pin them in place. It should look like this.
Beginning from the lower edge and leaving an opening for turning, sew a 1/4” seam around the edge of the square carefully ensuring that the elastics and the twist ties are caught in the seam as you sew.
View of the mask.
Turn to the right side through the bottom opening.
Turn in the seam allowance and pin in place. Top stich close to the edge all the way around enclosing the opening.
Make three downward pleats approximately 1/2” each on each side of the mask. Pin each pleat vertical to the edge to stop it moving. (Lyn, I hope you can see this) 😀
Beginning from the bottom edge of the mask, carefully sew down the seam close to the edge, only removing the pins as the pleat is stitched. Turn and sew a second seam a scant 1/4”away from the first seam. This will stabilize the pleats. Do the same on the other side also beginning from the bottom.
That is it. You are done!
Here is another.
Here is what they look like reading for donning.
Close up. See how nicely it holds its shape.
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Stay safe. Happy sewing.
© Susan Stuklis 2020