Patterns & Cutting Directions

Here is the downloadable patterns for your facemask. There are two options for adults (see below, Options 1-2). There is an option for kids, Option 3.

OPTION 1: No Removable Filter Option – can be worn over N95 mask

This option will create a mask that is two pieces of fabric thick. The “outside” fabric is typically patterned and is what you see when you wear the mask. The “inside” pattern is the liner.

OPTION 2: Removable Filter Option

This option will create a mask that has a pocket on the inside of the mask (that touches your face) where you have the option of putting a filter. Common household filters that are effective are vacuum bags. Just cut the filter to fit the inside of the mask.

For ties – use bias binding folded onto itself and sewn down the middle. Can also use shoelaces.

OPTION 3: KIDS MASK

The outside and lining patterns are the same. So, each mask will take four pieces of fabric, all the same size. This mask fits a child age 3-5. For reference, this child is 3.5 years old.

HOW TO CUT THE FABRIC

OPTION 1 – No Removable Filter

Print patterns above and make sure the 1 inch is around 1 inch after you print it. If it’s a little off it is okay.

Outside pieces:

Each mask will use both of these. Trace these patterns onto fabric using a sharpie or equivalent and then cut along the line. If making a lot of masks, I recommend tracing several before cutting to help save time via “assembly line” approach.

Inside (lining) pieces:

Repeat the above step but now using your lining templates.

Place outside pieces in a plastic bag labeled “outside”, and inside lining pieces in another bag labeled “lining” to deliver to the designated Sewer.

OPTION 2 – MASK WITH REMOVABLE FILTER OPTION

Each mask will use both of these. Trace these patterns onto fabric using a sharpie or equivalent and then cut along the line. If making a lot of masks, I recommend tracing several before cutting to help save time via “assembly line” approach.
Repeat the steps above but now using your lining templates. Notice that the option for the filter pocket also includes the two templates to the right.

Place outside pieces in a plastic bag labeled “outside”, and inside lining pieces in another bag labeled “lining” to deliver to the designated Sewer.

TIPS

SCISSORS:

  • I recommend using new scissors to cut. It will make cutting fabric immensely easier. Any type of scissors will work.
  • You can consider investing in sewing scissors. I have the ones linked here, and I can cut through up to 10 layers of fabric at once.

FABRIC:

  • You can use pillowcases as fabric.
  • You can use 12″ fat quarters and cut through several pieces of fabric at once, like the ones here.

PATTERN:

  • Print the pattern on a piece of paper, cut out, and then trace over cardboard or thicker paper so that your pattern is more sturdy and easier to trace around.
  • Trace out several at a time and then cut them all at once.
  • If you have sharp or new scissors, you can consider folding the fabric, tracing the pattern on top, and then cutting through several layers of fabric.
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