AUTOPLAY
How to Sew an adult Face Mask
36 steps
What you’ll need
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8x14 Inch Fabric
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7-inch Elastic
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Twist Tie (plastic)
Cut an 8x14 inch Fabric Piece
1. Cut an 8x14 inch Fabric Piece
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Press a 1/2 inch fold along the 8 inch length.
2. Press a 1/2 inch fold along the 8 inch length.
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Sew a 3/8 inch seam along that folded edge.
3. Sew a 3/8 inch seam along that folded edge.
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(Another view of the 3/8 inch seam.)
4. (Another view of the 3/8 inch seam.)
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Use a twist tie (plastic may be preferred for washing purposes) to create a nose piece.
5. Use a twist tie (plastic may be preferred for washing purposes) to create a nose piece.
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Slide the twist tie into the open section of the seam.
6. Slide the twist tie into the open section of the seam.
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Center the twist tie and sew on either end of the twist tie to hold it in place.
7. Center the twist tie and sew on either end of the twist tie to hold it in place.
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(Right side view of the work you’ve done so far.)
8. (Right side view of the work you’ve done so far.)
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Press a 1/4 inch fold along the opposite 8 inch length of the fabric.
9. Press a 1/4 inch fold along the opposite 8 inch length of the fabric.
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(Close up of that fold.)
10. (Close up of that fold.)
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Fold the two 8-inch edges together, leaving a 1/4-inch space from the top.
11. Fold the two 8-inch edges together, leaving a 1/4-inch space from the top.
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(Close up of the 1/4-inch space from the top.)
12. (Close up of the 1/4-inch space from the top.)
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(Another close up view of the 1/4-inch from the top.)
13. (Another close up view of the 1/4-inch from the top.)
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Press the folded fabric. Will be about 7 3/4-inch once folded.
14. Press the folded fabric. Will be about 7 3/4-inch once folded.
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Pin a 7-inch length of elastic (I only had 1/8-inch, but 1/4-inch would be better) at the crease.
15. Pin a 7-inch length of elastic (I only had 1/8-inch, but 1/4-inch would be better) at the crease.
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Pin on print side of fabric, at the crease of the fabric. On the shorter half of the fabric.
16. Pin on print side of fabric, at the crease of the fabric. On the shorter half of the fabric.
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Pin the 2nd end of elastic near the top.
17. Pin the 2nd end of elastic near the top.
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Pin the 2nd length of fabric on the opposite side.
18. Pin the 2nd length of fabric on the opposite side.
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Sew and reinforce the elastic. Especially necessary for the 1/8-inch elastic.
19. Sew and reinforce the elastic. Especially necessary for the 1/8-inch elastic.
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Opposite side view of elastic reinforcement. I see across two sections and down the middle between.
20. Opposite side view of elastic reinforcement. I see across two sections and down the middle between.
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View of your finished elastic reinforcement.
21. View of your finished elastic reinforcement.
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Place right sides of fabric together and sew along the two edges.
22. Place right sides of fabric together and sew along the two edges.
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Two edges sewed together. View from side with 1/4-inch space from the top.
23. Two edges sewed together. View from side with 1/4-inch space from the top.
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Opposite view of sides sewed.
24. Opposite view of sides sewed.
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Turn your mask out. Check reinforcement of elastic ties with a gentle tug.
25. Turn your mask out. Check reinforcement of elastic ties with a gentle tug.
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Press after turning out.
26. Press after turning out.
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Sew a 3/8-inch seam to close the top. (Or leave it open if you’d like to be able to add a filter.)
27. Sew a 3/8-inch seam to close the top. (Or leave it open if you’d like to be able to add a filter.)
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Measure and mark 1 1/2-inch from bottom (on each side).
28. Measure and mark 1 1/2-inch from bottom (on each side).
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Measure 1-inch from last mark (on each side).
29. Measure 1-inch from last mark (on each side).
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Measure 1/2-inch from last mark (on both sides).
30. Measure 1/2-inch from last mark (on both sides).
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Add: 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1-inch mark (per side).
31. Add: 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1-inch mark (per side).
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Pinch at bottom mark and bring to meet second mark. Pin.
32. Pinch at bottom mark and bring to meet second mark. Pin.
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Pinch at next mark and bring the meet the mark above it. Pin.
33. Pinch at next mark and bring the meet the mark above it. Pin.
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Repeat once more.
34. Repeat once more.
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Sew along pleated edges on each side.
35. Sew along pleated edges on each side.
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Finished view of sewed pleats.
36. Finished view of sewed pleats.
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