Structured Cotton Face Mask

Structured Cotton Face Mask

by JOANN |

Item # 302013571P100
Beginner Under 1 Hour
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Cotton for exterior of mask
  • Cotton for interior of mask
  • 17" length of 1/8" wide elastic
  • Basic sewing supplies

DIRECTIONS:
  1. To print the patterns, click on the "GET PATTERNS" tab (above).
  2. Cut the pattern pieces shown, one of each piece for the exterior of mask and one of each piece for the interior of the piece. The larger pieces should be cut on the fabric fold, the fold going with the grain of the fabric.
  3. Open the folded fabric pieces.
  4. Find the center of the more exaggerated curved edge of the nose piece and match it to the straight edge of the main piece. Beginning in the center of the main piece (where the fabric was folded, pin the main piece and nose piece together, right sides together. The straight edge of the main piece will follow the curve of the nose piece.
  5. Stitch the nose piece onto the main piece using a 1/8" seam allowance.
  6. Now fold the main piece in half again on the original fold line, right sides together. Sewing along the chin dart edge with a 1/4&" seam allowance.
  7. Repeat for the second main piece and nose piece.
  8. Iron flat the dart seams to the same direction.
  9. After sewing the nose piece and darts for both the exterior and lining pieces, place the two piece right sides together and pin along the top and bottom edges. The seam around the nose piece should be going up towards the nose edge.
  10. Stitch along the top and bottom edges of the mask with 1/2" seam allowance. Do not sew along the edges of the mask near the ear area.
  11. Flip the mask right side out and press the seams.
  12. Top stitch along the top and bottom of the mask near the edge.
  13. Beginning at one of the open ends of the mask, fold under twice and stitch closely along the edge of the fold, creating a 1/2" channel for elastic. Repeat for the other open end of the mask.
  14. Using a safety pin or darning needle, pull an 8 1/2" length of elastic through the casing on each channel you just made. Knot the elastic to a length that is comfortable for your face.
  15. You can hide the knotted section of the elastic in the casing of the mask if you wish.
  16. Give the mask one final press with a hot iron and it’s ready to wear!

Craft Hack Tips and Tricks:
  • Prewash, dry, and iron your fabric before cutting the pattern piece to avoid shrinkage and warping after laundering your mask.
  • Hang dry your finished mask after laundering to avoid breaking down the elastic and thinning the cotton over time.

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