Face masks may be here to stay for a while, but do you know what doesn't? Uncomfortable, boring-looking face masks. While I'm sure you've seen many styles and with different filters and fabrics, I want to show you how to make this unique neoprene face mask. This easy to sew, basic neoprene face mask contains a unique material (neoprene) that is water-resistant, breathable, and super comfortable. It's actually a fabric used to make wetsuits. Ok, enough talking, and let's get working!
The Easiest, Most Comfortable Neoprene Face Mask!
Tools and materials:
- Mask pattern- get it here
- Sewing machine
Make the pattern
Make this simple neoprene face mask pattern by following these measurements in the image above. There's a reference for adults and kids sizes, so be sure to use the correct one when drawing your pattern.
Join the lines accordingly. You can skip to 0:33 seconds to see how I do this. Also, I have the pattern drawn out for you; you can download it here.
Cut out the pattern
Once you're satisfied with the pattern, take a pair of scissors and cut out the pattern.
Cut the fabric
Fold your neoprene fabric, and on the wrong side, trace the pattern onto the fabric with a pencil.
Trace another piece, and cut both patterns out. Pin the fabric so that it's sturdy.
When cutting the ear area, pierce a hole in the middle of the fabric and cut all around. You can cut the holes of each fabric piece by layering them and cutting both layers at once.
Stitch the pieces
It's time to assemble the mask! Place the curved edges of both pieces together, wrong sides facing, and stitch to secure with a zigzag stitch. Go over the curve again with an overlocker.
Guess what? You're done! This must be the simplest and quickest face mask tutorial. But I can assure you, the level of comfortableness on this easy neoprene face mask is just out of this world! You should try it yourself, you'll understand! Also, because it's so quick and simple, I hope you're inspired to get sewing and gift your loved ones, friends, colleagues, and even health workers with this amazing face mask. It's really one of a kind. I hope you enjoyed this neoprene face mask tutorial! Stay masked, stay safe!
- Pattern (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Az2ORqcqYygOEdB4gpnEvq7j69kLqq)
- Sewing machine
KimofCoventry on May 07, 2021
Looks great. Like the shape. As an introvert, I'm not going to lie, I have liked the mask in social situations. Especially paired with sunglasses. I say I will keep it up indefinitely, 😷☺ of course different when it's a choice.
Cee on May 07, 2021
If you're using neoprene, how do you breathe through material that's made to keep a diver warm in frigid water? It's also a pretty heavy material because its actually made from rubber. Maybe the "skins" divers wear under their neoprene wetsuits to help them slide into them MIGHT work alot better. Just my thoughts as a diver.