Making a Face Mask With Liberty Tana Lawn
THE accessory of 2020/21 we all have is a face covering, so why not make it fancy using some beautiful fabrics from Liberty London?
This face mask I'm reviewing here has been made using the free pattern by Dhurata Davies which is available here and contains detailed instructions. This pattern is by far my favourite - it is really comfortable and has multiple sizes. I'll be making a medium.
Liberty is a luxurious, top quality 100% fabric. Their Tana Lawn is lightweight but sturdy and can be used for all sorts from dressmaking to homeware and of course masks. With over 45000 designs in their archive there is a Liberty print for everyone!
I used William Morris print Liberty Tana Lawn and an Egyptian cotton lining for a breathable, comfortable and luxurious feel.
You will need:
- 25cm Liberty lawn
- 25cm 100% cotton lawn for lining
- pins, thread
- sewing machine
- 50cm elastic (I used soft elastic)
This tutorial uses the pattern from Dhurata Davies, I have opted to omit the filter. Firstly, cut out the outer fabric by placing the template on the fold.
Also pin and cut out a lining piece on the fold
Right sides together, pin the short edges together and sew with a 1cm seam allowance. Snip down the corner to allow you to open the seam.
Repeat for the lining
On the chin side of the mask, flatten the seam allowance and stitch across. The stitch line length can be found in the pattern instructions but for a medium mine was 3cm. Repeat for the lining.
Right sides together, pin the pieces together matching the centre seams. Sew with 1cm seam allowance, remembering to backstitch at beginning and end.
You're doing great! Now turn the mask the right way out. You'll need to press the mask to get it in shape.
Fold the edges in by 1cm, then 1cm again. Press and stitch. Repeat for the other side.
Take 25cm of elastic and thread it through the channel at the side. Using a safety pin can help with this. Tie in a knot and pull the knot inside the channel.
And tah dah! You're all done and your Liberty face mask is ready for the world! Great work!
- Liberty Tana Lawn (Liberty)
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