Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine
In this tutorial, I’ll be making a 3D facemask with a filter pocket. This mask not only makes for easy sewing but it is comfortable to wear and breathable as well. Get started and make your own 3D facemask.
To make this facemask you will need two pieces of cotton fabric. One for the outer fabric and one for lining. I chose to use two different colors but you can choose any fabric you like. It’s important to note that the lining fabric should be 1,2 inches longer than the outer fabric. Your outer fabric depends on the size of your mask. If small it should be 7.2 by 7.2 inches. If medium, 8.0 by 8.0 inches and, if large, 8.8 by 8.8 inches.
Take a ruler and mark from the top of the lining down. To know how far down to mark, check out the size guide in the above picture. Draw a horizontal line across from your marking.
Grab a pair of scissors and cut along the line on your lining fabric only.
On each raw edge that was cut, fold over by 0.28 inches and sew.
Next, measure and mark 1.2 inches inward from the bottom corner and then from that point go to the top of the lining fabric and mark 2 inches down. Take note that these measurements are for a medium mask so if you are making a small or large, the measurements are in the above picture. Make the same markings on the other side.
Next, fold the top lining piece in half and mark the center.
Use your pen or pencil to draw a curve according to the new markings that you made.
Then pin the top and bottom lining pieces to the outer square of fabric.
Take a pair of scissors and cut along the curve so that you cut both the outer and lining fabric.
Then fold the square over and cut following the curve along the bottom of the fabric.
Cut two pieces of elastic, around 7 inches each. Fold open the bottom lining piece and place the elastic pieces in between the edges of the two lining pieces.
Use clips to hold the elastic pieces in place. Then go ahead and sew all the way around.
Turn the facemask right side out and give it a nice, good press.
Fold the top of the facemask inward and press it down. Then do the same with the bottom so that the top and bottom overlap.
Make sure that the top of the bottom curve lines up with the fold at the top. Use chalk to trace the curve. Repeat this step for the bottom of the mask.
Head over to your sewing machine and sew along the new curved lines.
Finally, pop on your fantastic new facemask! Share your thoughts on this 3D facemask in the comments below!
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