Another mask tutorial? This is my adaptation based on available supplies and made to fit my husband. I started with two rectangles measuring 6 1/2 by 12 inches. For a woman’s mask, you could cut it 10-11 inches wide. I added a piece of fusible interfacing slightly smaller and sewed each long side. You can leave an opening for a filter in the middle of the bottom edge, if you would like.
Next, I turned them right side out and pressed.
I pinned my pleats in place and then stitched in place close to the edge.
Then I serged down the sides. (Yes, different mask!)
I used hair elastics and held them in place while sewing the casing.
Now that I’ve run out of hair elastics, I’m using this t-shirt yarn that I bought for a knitting project. I use a plastic yarn needle to run it through the casings on the sides. The loop on the bottom goes around the back of the head under the hair and then you tie the ends around the back of the head.
Hubby prefers the elastics, but he has one of each. Isn’t he a great model?
Nope, these won’t prevent COVID -19. But since everyone is wearing masks these days, I thought it might be helpful. There is no perfect pattern. You have to figure out what works for you based on what fits and what you have on hand.
Have a great day!
Instead of hair ties use panty hose. I cut mine into 1″ loops. Cut the loop open if you need a longer piece. Works great!
Instead of hair ties use panty hose. I’ve been cutting mine in 1″ loops. Cut the loop if you need them longer.
Thank you for sharing your way! It looks great. Mr. Wonderful is a good model and good sport. Hugs,
Thanks for the tutorial, Katy. Good to know the measurement for a man. I think I’ll look for some of that yarn too. Blessings!
Thank you Katy.
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Great idea to encase the elastic!! I’ve been sewing it in before I turn the mask right side out…but that’s a pain! I’m definitely trying this for my next batch. 🙂