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It seems like face masks with filter pocket are going to be here for a long while, so you can make the best of this not-so-cool situation by creating cloth masks that inspire beauty and are also friendly with the planet #Low-Waste-Living 😉
Today, I’m going to show you exactly how to make a reusable face mask with filter pocket step by step, plus the best supplies you can get to make it cute, comfortable, and protective!
Ready? Okay, let’s go!
Here’s what you need to make a beautiful face mask with filter pocket:
◆ Pretty and breathable fabric. Many studies suggest using 100% cotton fabric, so for the lining, so I got natural cotton muslin, and for the front bought printed cotton at a local fabric store. Also found these stunning options you can order online at fabric.com:
◆ Thin Elastic. 1/4″ or 1/8″ wide work perfectly! You can usually get white or black color to match the design of the fabric you are going to use for your masks. Hint: buying a whole spool can save you money and runs to the store for future projects!
◆ Adjusters. These are a life changer! If you are making masks for different people or struggle (like I did!) to find the perfect length for the elastics to make your mask fit neatly and not too tight that it will hurt your ears, then adjusters are the way to go. Pro tip: Use a loop turner hook to pass the elastic through the small hole of the adjusters with ease.
◆ Non-woven Fabric. To make your masks more effective you can cut a rectangle of non-woven fabric like pellon to use as a filter that can be easily inserted from one of the sides of the mask. This material is liquid resistant and still allows you to breathe comfortably.
◆ Activated Carbon Filter. If you want to take your homemade masks to the next level, instead of using simple non-woven fabric you can upgrade to these anti-haze filters that have 5 layers of protectiveness!. Check out all the details here and get them delivered to your doorstep.
What PDF pattern to use for your DIY face mask with filter pocket:
I made a digital sewing pattern you can easily download and print at home! It comes in 2 different sizes and will give you the exact same beautiful results you see in the pictures of this post!
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Cutting out the fabric for your masks
For each mask you will need to cut out:
◆ 2 pieces of the lining fabric.
◆ 2 pieces of the main fabric.
◆ 2 pieces of elastic that measure 9″ or 23 cm long each.
How to sew a face mask with filter pocket, aka: time to make the magic happen!
Now to put everything together and make as many chic reusable masks as you want, follow the steps on the next video, where you can watch in action:
◆ Intro and Supplies – 0:01
◆ How to add a filter to your Masks – 7:19
◆ The Cutting Process – 1:40
◆ Final Result – 8:33
◆ How to Sew Your Mask – 2:20
How to make your DIY face masks more comfortable
The silicon adjusters, I just showed you above help to easily make your face mask tighter or looser, and I love them! but if you still prefer not having something on your ears, there are 2 more things you could try:
Option 1: Leave the elastics longer, and tie them on the back of your head.
Ready to sew your own cute face mask with filter pocket!?
There you have it! This is how you can make your own fabric masks with filter pocket to look cute whenever you need to go to public places.
Once you finish sewing your first DIY face mask, take a pic and use “@MissyLookss” to share it on Instagram with me! I can’t wait to see what you do with this pattern and video tutorial! 😍
Today more than ever the world needs more creators like you to bring beauty and ideas to life, so let your magic unleash and inspire us all!
With all my love,
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