So I have been working on making straw holes and mouth openings for my fitted face mask and today I decided to share the video with you of me making another concept. Life has been tough since starting chemo but I still find moments to create here and there. So I hope you like the video below. As well, I am leaving a link to the velcro I used int he video.
This video is similar to my pleated face mask video and tutorial. The difference is there is less fabric and it’s made to have a pocket or opening for a disposable filter. As always these mask are washable. I make mine with 100% cotton. Have fun & Happy Sewing!
I’ve been making masks all week for family members and others I know who needs them. They are easy to make and completely adjustable to any size you need. Click Here for the pdf pattern for this fitted mask.
Cut 4 pieces of the pattern and 2 pieces of the interfacing. Iron the interfacing on 2 of the pieces of fabric.
Sew the front curve of each set of pieces with wrong sides facing up.
Iron the seam down the center.
Place one end of the first piece of elastic on one edge of the fabric and pin it. Take the other side and pin it down the bottom of that same piece of fabric and pin it. Place the other side of the fabric on top and pin. Make sure the elastic is on the inside of the 2 pieces of fabric and not on the outside. Refer to the video above for visual instructions.
Repeat this step on the other side then pin the rest of the 2 pieces together and sew. Leave a space open on one side so you can turn the fabric right side out.
Before you turn the fabric right side out place the beading wire piece on top of the curve, pin and sew a zig-zag stitch around the wire to keep in place. Turn the fabric right side out. Fold in the fabric with the opening is then iron flat. Continue ironing the rest of the fabric as well
Finally, topstitch around the entire mask making sure when you get around to the beading wire you sew underneath. This not only will create a casing keeping the wire in place. It will also save your sewing needle from breaking.
If you have any questions or comments in regards to the tutorial please leave them in the comment box.