How to Sew a Face Mask at Home?

How to Sew a Face Mask at Home?

Currently, it has become a common trend in the global community to match face masks in contrast to amazing outfits. Face masks serve as a fundamental accessory for all and sundry. Not just an accessory, it has become a life saviour since the pandemic hit us.

As you know, there's no alternative to wearing masks, especially in public places.  Face masks are of utmost importance, as  they act as a barrier against transmitting the virus. You can sew one face mask at home all by yourself and color coordinate with your dress.

Can you sew a Face Mask at Home?

Sewing a face mask is as easy as pie. A variety of DIY Face masks can be made using fewer materials. For instance, with or without a sewing machine, bandana face masks, T-shirt face masks etc.  All you need to sew a face mask with the help of items listed below. 

  • Bandana/ cotton fabric
  • Elastic
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins

Help yourselves and sew your face masks by following the step-by-step guide below.

Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing a Face Mask at Home

Sewing a face mask at home ideally needs a sewing machine. However, the mask can as well be sewn by hand without using a sewing machine. Carefully follow the necessary steps to design a face mask that will make you stand out in public gatherings. Here's all you need to know in order to sew a face mask.

Step 1

Cut the fabric to a size of 10 × 6- inches or 25 × 15 cm. You may use two different patterns of fabric to differentiate between the inner and outer sides of the mask. Place the two pieces of fabric on top of each other, the outer side being at the bottom.

Step 2

Now, fold the fabric to around 1/4 –inch or 0.5-1cm over the long sides of the material. Stitch the folded sides together to make a hem on both sides so that the fabric would not fray. In order to keep the face mask intact, you may use a thin wire into the top hem just around the nose.

Step 3

After having hemmed the length, fold the sides over the width of the fabric to around 1/2 –inch or 1.5 cm. Stitch and hem these sides as well using the sewing machine.

Step 4

Now take the elastic and cut it to a size of 2 × 6-inch or 15 cm. Using a pin, thread the elastic through the side hems of your mask and tie the knots. Adjust the knots so that they can be tucked inside the hem. Stitch the elastic on both sides along the hem to keep it in place.

Lastly, wear the mask and adjust it to fit your face.    

To Sum up

To conclude, the use of a cotton fabric is preferred as it makes a hygienic mask. You can use hair ties in place of elastic to fix the mask on your face properly. The DIY face masks are in-demand now as they add a tinge of creativity and uniqueness to typical and boring face masks that we experience all around.