Learn to DIY 2 Simple No-Sew Masks

Nanay Express
by Nanay Express
3 Materials
10 Minutes

Face masks are now an important part of our everyday lives. To make this new reality a little bit easier I have come up with 2 very simple and easy methods for making super cute and comfortable face masks. If you are ready to learn how to DIY a no-sew, no-elastic, and no-pattern face mask this tutorial is definitely for you! All you need is a pair of old leggings and an old T-shirt to get started on these incredibly easy to make face masks. Follow my step-by-step guide and get DIYing your own new face mask.

Tools and Materials:

  • Leggings
  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
Cut a pair of leggings
Cut a piece of fabric

To make this incredible no-sew mask you can use any pair of leggings or stretchy T-shirt sleeves. I decided to use this pair of leggings and started by cutting a section out of the leg. 

Cut off the extra fabric

Next, I made sure the piece I had cut was straight by snipping off any extra fabric sticking out. 

Easy DIY no-sew face mask
Fold in the raw edges

I then folded in the raw edges at the top and bottom of my piece of fabric. 

Cut a fabric strip
Make earloops

It was then time to move on to earloops. I cut a long strip of fabric from a knit fabric t-shirt. Since there is no elastic used in this face mask, it’s great to use stretchy fabric for the earloops. I folded my strip in half and cut at the fold so that I would have two strips of fabric. 

Feed it through

I took my strip and fed it through the side of my piece of fabric. Once it was through I pulled, gathering the mask fabric and tied a knot at the two ends, creating an ear loop. 

Turn the earloop

I pulled the loop so that the knot would be in between the mask fabric. This would keep my ears feeling comfortable and add to the aesthetic of the mask. I repeated this on the other side to make a second earloop for this awesome mask. 

DIY no-sew face mask

This mask was so simple and easy to make and is just so comfy! I love it! You can also insert a filter inside the mask before you wear it. 

Simple no-sew face mask
Cut the fabric

For this next no-sew, no elastic mask I cut the mid-leg from a pair of stretchy leggings. 

Cut slits

Next, I cut two slits on each side of the fabric and folded the top bits of the fabric inwards. 

Make small holes
Make small holes in the fabric

I double folded the fabric flaps on each side and made small incisions so that I would have a few holes on either side of the mask. 

Thread the strip
Make earloops

It was then time to thread through some more stretchy fabric. I made sure the flaps were folded once over and thread another strip of T-shirt through the holes. 

Tie knots

I then tied a knot at the end of each strip to create earloops. 

Add a filter

For the final step, feel free to place a filter inside the mask for a little extra protection.

Easy no-sew face mask

I just love that I can make a mask without doing any sewing! What other no-sew mask ideas do you have? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Leggings
  • T-shirt
  • Scissors

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