How to: Make a Face Mask and Scrunchie

Regine Morales
by Regine Morales
6 Materials
1 Hour

If COVID gave us anything, it was new style opportunities. With celebrities matching their masks to their outfits at award shows, I figured I’d give this style a crack by making an easy matching mask and scrunchie set.

Tools and materials:

  • Satin fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Elastic
Easy DIY face mask

Cut out your fabric 

The first step is to take your scrunchie measurements. As pictured above, I went with 4.5 inches by 23 inches, but you can go with any size that works best for you. Trace out your measurement using the tailor’s chalk and use some scissors to cut your fabric out. 

DIY face mask

Finish the scrunchie 

Fold the fabric right sides together and sew the edges using a straight stitch. Then, using a safety pin as a guide, turn the fabric right side out. Next, cut a piece of elastic to seven inches and use the same safety pin to guide the elastic through the scrunchie. When the elastic is peeking out from both sides, pin the edges together and sew them using a straight stitch. Finally, close the gaps by placing one end into the other, folding over the raw edge, and sewing the scrunchie closed using a straight stitch. 

Easy face mask

Cut out your fabric 

Place a plate (with a diameter between nine and ten inches) and trace the plate onto your fabric. Next, cut the circle out. If you are using a thin fabric (like me) cut out a second circle to use as a lining. 

Sew a face mask

Form your mask 

Fold both circles in half (right sides together) and cut along the fold. Now, fold the fabric in half again and cut against the fold again. After that, sew the curved edge together using a straight stitch. 

Make a face mask

Connect the lining 

Unfold the pieces and place them together (the fabric and the lining) right sides together. Make sure the seams are perfectly aligned and then sew a straight stitch to connect both pieces. Remember to leave a small opening so that you will be able to turn the mask right side out later on.  

How to sew a face mask

Close the gap 

Turn the mask right side out and close the hole by folding the raw edges in and adding a straight stitch. Next, fold the sides (forming a small tunnel for the elastic) and secure it using a straight stitch. 

Face mask tutorial

Finish the face mask 

Take your elastic (10 inches) and secure it to a safety pin, then use that safety pin to pull the elastic through the tunnel. Finally, you can sew the edges of the elastics or simply tie a knot - allowing you to adjust the straps at a later point. 

Finished face mask

Finished scrunchie

This easy face mask and scrunchie tutorial is the perfect answer to any leftover fabric. I found mine at a thrift store and knew I had to make something amazing from it. Let me know how you guys liked this COVID safe set! 

Suggested materials:
  • Satin fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailor's chalk
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