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Sew-Your-Own Fabric Face Mask Pattern *FREE*

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Sew-Your-Own Fabric Mask!

This is a pattern and instructions only. Finished fabric masks are available for purchase in my shop, click here.

I mashed up a few of my favorite mask patterns to create one that is fitted to your face and has a pleat at the cheeks for a snug fit. The video tutorials show elastic ear loops, but this pattern could easily be made with ties.

I originally made the videos for some friends, so if you are an experienced sewist it's probably way too detailed, but if you haven't sewn much lately, it should help.
And apparently I miss talking to other humans because I talk a lot!

This is my own pattern, so feel free to use it to make masks for personal use or to donate only. Click the links below for printable PDF templates. Print on card stock if possible, print at "actual size" to prevent resizing.

Women and Kids Mask Template

"Tween" Mask Template

Men's Mask Template
*this is a fitted mask, it won't fit guys with beards very well!

*ELASTIC: cut 2 for each mask (all sizes are approximate)
Women: 6.5"
Men: 6.5"
Tween Girl: 5.5"
Tween Boy: 6" (the women's size may fit larger boys better!)
Kids: 5.5"

*I have switched to longer elastic and cord locks to make masks adjustable. Add 1" to any elastic size, and purchase cord locks on sites like Amazon, Ebay or Etsy. Just search "cord lock for masks" - they are very cheap and easy to use!


1) You'll need: Two coordinating cotton fabrics, template, glue and/or pins, scissors and/or rotary cutter, 2 pieces of 1/4" elastic or ties. Also, an iron and sewing machine.
Elastic Sizes: Try on your mask after Video #3, if it's too tight you'll have to take it out and redo. If its too loose you can fix that afterwards if you want!
All sizes are approximate. I usually spend MONTHS testing out sizes, but that wasn't possible!

2) Print and cut out the template you want to use. Use card stock if you have it.

3) Fold your fabric right-sides-together just wide enough for the template. Trace and cut out both fabrics. I like to use washable markers. You'll have 2 pieces of each fabric (4 all together). (*see photo)

4) Sew down the curved "nose" part of each fabric, still right-sides-together. Start at the flat bottom, not at the pointy top. Make sure to back-stitch at the start and end.

Watch the videos for the rest!
Video 1:
Video 2:
Video 3:
*Note - try on your mask at this point to see if you need to adjust the elastic
Video 4:
*Note - I am having more trouble getting these pleats to "stick" with glue, I now just fold and sew when I top-stitch. It saves some time!
Video 5:

One size fits most. These should fit snug but not tight.

Please read through the CDC's information on how to use, remove, and wash fabric face masks:

*This product is not medically certified. It is meant to slow the spread of the virus and help keep infected people from transmitting it to others. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Keep washing your hands!

(Please do not purchase this item, everything you need including links to the template and video tutorials, are here already!)