How to Make a Face Mask with Filter Pocket and Fabric Ties

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The CDC is now recommending that everyone wear a cloth face mask when outside their home.  Medical N95 and surgical masks are in short supply, so please leave those for the medical and essential workers.  Check with the CDC regarding the advantages and benefits of wearing a fabric masks.  They will not prevent Corona Virus, but it is believed they may help slow the spread.

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There are a TON of face mask tutorials available online.  Including the elastic, pleated version I posted earlier.  You can find that tutorial by clicking HERE.  I have been sewing face masks for a local assisted senior living facility.  The elastic can be tedious and uncomfortable for extended used.  I decided to come up with my own pattern using fabric ties.  You can substitute Ribbon, Twill, Bias Tape, or any other durable, washable and comfortable tie.

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I also wanted to make a face mask with a pocket for a filter.  You can see the pocket in the photo above.  It makes it really easy to remove and change the filter.

I also needed a child size version.  I made this version which I guesstimate to fit a child age 4-12.

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I have a step by step tutorial as well as FREE PDF patterns for both sizes.  You can find the FREE PDF patterns in my SHOP here:

 ADULT SIZE  PDF                          CHILD SIZE PDF

Here is the Step By Step Tutorial:

How to make a face mask

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Hello there.  Doug asked me to make a couple of face mask to have on hand in the event that we need them.  I posted them in my Facebook Groups and immediately had a ton of requests to make a tutorial.  I am posting the tutorial of these masks with the disclaimer, I followed THIS PDF tutorial which was recommended by a hospital.  I do not know the exact effectiveness of the face mask, but I do know, it provides an added layer of protection.

I have also provide a Cricut Design Space file for those of you who have a Cricut Maker.

You can find the Cricut Design Space ADULT Size File by Clicking HERE. You can find the Cricut Design Space CHILD by Clicking Here.

For those who do not have a die cutting machine, you don’t need one.  This is two simple rectangles that can easily be cut by hand.

Please do your research. This is not a protection from the Corona VIrus. This is simply an added barrier between you and the outside world. Visit the CDC website for the best way to protect yourself from the Virus.

 

Here is the Tutorial: