No Fog Facemask

7 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

Whether by hand or machine, learn how to sew a breathable facemask that doesn’t fog up your glasses. This facemask DIY is quick and easy and can be made from fabric you already have at home.


How to make a facemask

Tools and materials:

  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Sewing machine
DIY facemask

Draft the pattern 

To make the pattern for this breathable facemask, I folded a piece of paper in half. I then marked 3.2 inches from the bottom of the paper. 

Draw a horizontal line


Then I drew a 5.2-inch horizontal line from that marking. 

Draw a straight line


Next, I drew a line down to the bottom of the folded paper and then marked a point 1.2 inches from the bottom of that line. I also marked 1.4 inches from the bottom on the other side of the small rectangle. 

Easy DIY facemask


Next, I marked 1.2 inches on the top line of the rectangle from the edge. 

Write the measurements


I made sure to write the measurements on my pattern. 

Facemask with filter pocket


I then drew a diagonal line to connect the two points on each side of the corner of the rectangle. 

Draw a curve


I then drew a second diagonal line connecting the top marking to the marking on the other side of the rectangle. Once I had drawn the line, I drew a curve under it connecting the two points. 

Facemask with filter


I picked up a pair of scissors and cut out the pattern. 

Cut the fabric

Cut the fabric 

In the next step, I folded my piece of fabric over twice to make a smaller square. I placed the pattern on the fabric and cut it out so that I was left with two layers of fabric for the facemask. 

Sew the fabric

Sew the fabric

I then folded the fabric so that it was right sides together and sewed the short, diagonal lines next to the curve. 

Easy facemask

Add the ear loops 

Next, I added the elastic ear loops to the facemask. I placed the two fabric layers, right sides together, and then put the elastic in between the layers with the loop facing inward. 

Stitch around the facemask


I stitched around the edges of the mask, sewing the elastic pieces in place as I stitched. I made sure to leave a small gap in between the elastic ends on one short side so that I could turn the mask. 

Close the gap

Turn and sew 

I turned the mask and neatly sewed closed the small gap. While I was at it, I decided to topstitch around the whole mask. 

Sew a facemask


This easy to make, the breathable facemask is just what I needed! What did you think about this no fog facemask DIY? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Suggested materials:

  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Marker
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2 comments
  • Rachel Jonas
    Rachel Jonas
    5 days ago

    Love the shape of this mask :)

  • Joann
    Joann
    4 days ago

    What size paper did you use for the pattern. The measurments aren't adding up with a 8 1/2 x 11 piece. It would help if you used inches on the paper pattern picture. Very confusing.

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