Face Mask with Filter Pocket (Small Child – Adult Large) – PDF Pattern only


Create a Face Mask with a Filter Pocket and Fabric Ties.  Follow the step by step tutorial here:   https://youtu.be/p4USPU1Trz4.

Pattern includes the following sizes:

  • Adult Large
  • Adult Small
  • Teen
  • Child
  • Small Child (note it is not recommended to use face masks on children under the age of two as it may represent a choking hazard.)


This is a PDF Download ONLY.  No Physical Product will be shipped.

97 thoughts on “Face Mask with Filter Pocket (Small Child – Adult Large) – PDF Pattern only

  1. Donnis Sutton says:

    These are much easier than what I have made. My daughter-law works for hospital I really like yours better could I receive a template or measurements. Address Sutton. 1312 whiddon mill rd lot7 tifton ga 31793

  2. Kara A. Naticchioni says:

    Hi, my name is Kara and wanted to tell you that I loved how easy and simple you explain how to make a face mask. I am trying to make a bunch for my congregation and my local hospital and you had mentioned that you might have some acrylic templates that you would be willing to donate. If you have any and I give you some money would you mind sending me a set? Also, what material did you use for the filter part? Thanks so much.

      • Sharon Hunter says:

        I would love a template and what do I do to get one for adults m/lg and child. Also what do you use for the filter?

      • Angelita Woodworth says:

        I have been waiting for the availability of maks templates,,wood or acrylic .. I
        have now been living in an assisted living home .Everyone is requested/required to wear masks. i want to make masks for the caregivers as well as for the residents. We are elderly and no one can really just go out anad do some shopping. Someone brought in the virus . We were in total lockdown for weeks . We wer wearing pleated paper face masks, which do last long at all. I have plenty of fabraic as I sewed for a hobby. Now i can use them for masks, at least 2 per person if my fabaric supply has enough.
        When ddo you think you will have those templates available again. I will for them ahead of time , so I can start sewwing the masks.

    • Trisha says:

      Would you have 5 face mask? I am unable to find written instructions as well unable to print this off. I have elderly grandparents and mom and dad who are with heart and diabetes issues. They live on very tight budget and so many people are charging $17 each. We do not have that extra money.

      Thank you

  3. Robert says:

    I would like to make some acrylic patterns to distribute freely to those making masks . I am a former firefighter current tool maker

  4. Molly Plotnik says:

    Hi Lorrie, wondering if the acrylic templates will be available for purchase soon. I have been sewing for 3 different hospitals, some of which are asking for the filter ones. The templates would make my production for them so much more timely! These look so much more comfortable for those working extreme hours as well. So needed! Take care;

    • Lorrie Nunemaker says:

      I am not giving advice on filter materials as I am not qualified to do so. There is tons of Information available with a little bit of research. I just don’t feel comfortable giving that advise.

      • Lou Montgomery says:

        Your YouTube tutorial is explained so well. I’m making mask for our local nursing home. Do you have anymore of your templates? If so how do I get them? Thank you!

  5. Carol J Nisbet says:

    I am ready to make your face mask after viewing it on u tube. I wanted a pattern where you could remove the protective insert enabling you to wash it for more than one time use. Thanks so much for shar your pattern

  6. Julia says:

    Thank you so much for the 1″ square for scale on the pdf, i was concerned i couldn’t be able to use it without printing it, but i was able to trace it perfectly from my computer screen!
    Thank you from a healthcare worker!

  7. Malissa Northup says:

    This was my first time sewing in 30 years. Thank you for making this template and instructional video that was so easy to follow.

  8. Arin Teater says:

    I came across your youtube video and had to come check out your site. I was not a seamstress prior to three weeks ago, but these masks have turned me into one. So I will be back to check out your other patterns for sure. I want a grab and go wristlet that has my car key fob, space for my phone and a few cards. So I will be back. I am not a cricut user… but a silhouette so I hope you welcome this interloper!

    Thank you for sharing. Arin

  9. Marie Musgrove says:

    Thank you for your help in helping us make these masks for those in need. My daughter is a medical assistant and of course still working along with about 16 other nurses and doctors. She just recently asked me to make masks for their staff. So I’m ready to get to work. I watched your video, loved it…..but unless I missed it….what seam allowance are you sewing with…1/4″ 3/8″ or 5/8″, I don’t have a serger. Sorry if this is dumb question.

  10. Carol says:

    I will be making masks for myself and my high risk husband, and also local fire fighters. I will be modifying your pattern so pocket opening is at the center for inserting the filter. I think it might be a little easier to insert at the center due to the center being wider than the edges, and I’m not sure if the filtering material I ordered is a little thicker/stiff. Thank you for your video tutorial and pattern.

  11. Christy Pierce says:

    Thank you so much for providing this information. I am a novice when it comes to sewing and this helps me tremendously!

  12. Brenda Spilker says:

    Hi Lorrie!
    Thanks so much for making your pattern and video available on line. I have not sewed in many many years, so there was lots of pricked fingers, giggling and swearing in the sewing process…but….I relearned the intricacies of my (non serving) sewing machine (like how to thread it! and that I need a magnifying glass now to thread the needle)….but I made a beautiful mask and it’s much admired. I now have ‘orders’ to make more for family and friends. I love to see my leftover cotton scraps going to a good use! And the steps you lay out make it very easy. I saw someone added to the edges for a larger man…and am excited to see that you have now given access to a child. MANY MANY THANKS!!

  13. Katie Allen says:

    Hi, Lorrie (and anyone else who can answer). What type of fabrics do you recommend using for this project and what is the recommendation for the filter fabric? Thank you!

  14. Melissa Karl says:

    Lorrie, this pattern is perfect. I’ve been cutting the material with scissors and am anxiously waiting for the templates. Do you have an update on template availability?
    Thanks for sharing this pattern!!

  15. Donna C Sturdevant says:

    Hi Lorrie,
    Is the printout of the pdf the exact size to cut out as is or does it need to be scaled? This is a great Pattern after watching your video. I have several family members who need these ASAP. I do appreciate your connection to this needed product. Thanks.
    Donna Sturdevant

  16. Betty says:

    I just wanted to let you know that as a nurse married to a physician-your pattern for masks is the BEST!!
    I have made MANY and the tutorial was excellent. I used HEPA certified (0.3 micron) vacuum cleaner bags for filters to put in the pocket that I cut/fitted using Pattern B and they are really FANTASTIC!
    I made them for my husband’s office, his partners, the hospital, colleagues and they are so happy with the fit and the ties, rather than the pleated masks with the elastic ear loops that some are using.
    Thank YOU!!

  17. Barb says:

    Thanks for sharing your pattern in PDF. I had no problem printing it out. I’m waiting for elastic to be delivered to me as I had to order some online as our stores are sold out. My husband and I are 70 and a little over 70 so having the filter will be beneficial for us. So happy you have shared this with so many.

  18. Kelly Ale says:

    I’m currently sewing masks for my husband’s emergency room here in New Jersey. It would make things so much faster with the acrylic template. Are they available for purchase?

  19. Helen says:

    Hi Disregard. I figured out the printing issue. You have to use the print icon on the document, not from your computer. It works. Thank you so much

  20. Mrs Smith says:

    Any chance we could get measurements for pattern for those of us that cant print? I opened template and saw some type of measurements at top of page, but its not clear. Any help with this would be appreciated.

  21. Gini Holmes says:

    Hi Lorrie,
    These masks are awesome! Thanks for the great tips and the easy to follow pattern. What size are the seam allowances you used?

  22. Carlasue Pocernik says:

    Thank you for the Pdf file. Now being a person with MS my memory is not so good.
    Where cab I find a printed version of your mask. I would like to make them for My MS friends.
    Thank You.
    Carla Pocernik

  23. Kelly Kneaper says:

    Hello….Do I pay for this pattern? If so, when I click on pay it now it doesn’t do anything. If it is free, when I try to print off the pattern only blank paper comes out?


  24. Christine Zayas says:

    Very generous of you to donate your time, talent and resources! I would also like a set of the acrylic patterns when and if you are able to produce them.

  25. Beth says:

    I am one of the lucky few to still have elastic. I am not much of a seamstress, and would like to know if anyone else has substituted the cloth ties for elastic. If so, how did it work? Any hints or tips I should know?

  26. Karen Peck says:

    Thank you, thank you for this pattern. These masks are a joy to make.
    Do you have guidance in modifiying this pattern to create a casing or channel on the outside so a loop of elastic could be knotted then pulled up into that casing (therefore adjustable). The ties work great, however, older adults can more easily manage elastic ear pieces. I hesitate to sew them in because of sizing.
    You have been so generous to share your pattern – many will benefit from your work.

  27. Ellie says:

    What are you using as the “lining” between the outer layer of cotton and the inner filter pocket? I’m not asking about the filter, just what material you are using for your lining.

  28. Phil says:

    I found the pdf file on the adult mask but I was unable to print the template , Could you please tell me what size is the material used for the mask ?

  29. christina hofman says:

    Hi Lorrie
    Just wondering if you got the face mask acrylic templates back in stock?
    I would like to get a set.

  30. Pat says:

    Lorrie, do you have any of the templates back in stock? Love your design and your video’s makes it simplified. I want to be able to jump in right away. I’m a seamstress, so I have some stock on hand. I’ve been working up until last Tuesday and then got laid off for 90 days. I work for a provider providing hospital beds, wheelchairs and medical equipment. My medical equipment is on back order from China. I’m thankful I have a serger to save me some time on making these masks. Now that people know I’m back to sewing they’ve been putting in their requests. There’s also a military base here and the people that live on base said they can’t come out unless they have a mask! I think the hard part is going to be trying to get their colors of fabric. I bought a sheet the other night. I’m hoping the color will work. Just letting you know that I’ve subscribed to your channel and rang the bell for any new videos. I like your great explanations! Stay safe and keep the faith!

  31. Roger Perry says:

    Thank you for posting this. Looking at the face mask Part A pattern which curve is the nose? The two curves are different the one on the left is sharper than the one on the right. I can’t tell which one is intended to be up and didn’t see that information was marked on the pattern. I was good making solid color masks but some one gave me some patterned material where I need to orient the fabric.

  32. Tami says:

    Hi, there. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I just print it out and am wondering about the seam allowance. Is it included or do I need to add one? Thanks again.

  33. Michele says:

    Thank you for the beautiful pattern and video. My family and friends are loving their face masks and this is by for the best pattern!

  34. Brenda says:

    Should I add an extra 1/4 inch to the template before cutting or is the 1/4 inch seam allowance included as part of the template?

  35. Yvonne Benschop says:

    Do I understand it right that the template has to be made made including the seam allowance ? Asking from Holland, very happy with the pattern !

  36. Debbie says:

    These are great and fun to make. I am wondering what length elastic to use on the various sizes? Thankyou

    • Lorrie Nunemaker says:

      I use 7-8” on the adult sizes and 5.5-6 on children’s. It really depends on the individual. I make my son and daughter the adult soSe but one needs 7” and the other needs 6”

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