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Monday, April 6, 2020

No Sew, Easy Face Mask :DIY



Wow!.. I can not believe how many awesome face mask tutorials are out there. People are so very creative.

Please, Do your own Research on Masks and whether or not you should wear one.

I have been  asked by so many people about face masks and with the new suggestion that we wear them when we have to venture out of the house. You can make a mask  comfortable to wear, easy to wash and out of something you most likely already have. 

Do not place these on children under the age of  2 years old,  or who cannot remove their mask on their own. It is not safe to obstruct their air flow  or anyone's air flow who is  having difficulty breathing. 
 
 I did a little research on the best material to use if you do not have a surgical grade mask,
HERE are the top 3.
1. Vacuum cleaner bag
2.  Dish towel
3. A Cotton Tee shirt.

Look no further I have a tee shirt, I Create No Sew designs,. This project  seems like it is just up my ally.
I spent  the greater part of yesterday cutting , drawing and making all different kinds of shapes and sizes of masks. I wanted a mask that fit the face comfortably and no gaps. This shape was the one I landed on . This mask  is also two layers, another suggestion  they made.


This is all a voluntary suggestion, Please do your research on masks and whether or not you should wear them.  Critical Thinking on everything.     I hope this helps some of you. Now you can make your own mask and feel just a tiny bit safer when you head out.

I would like to make one very strong suggestion.  When Washing these masks I would  hand wash them then dry them on a flat surface If you do this the shape of the mask will be preserved. .
 Make one in every color for every day.  


Stay Safe!
 Love to you all!
XXOO
Anne



Things you need

  • Tee Shirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper

  • These are the dimensions for a female face.
  • Adjust to the size of the face. 


  •  Fold the paper in half 
  • Cut out


  •  It should look something like this

  


  • Cut a strip of  the tee shirt about 5 inches wide


  • If there is a hem cut that off.

  •  Fold the piece in half.


  • Place the pattern on the folded seam
  • Trace it out.

  • Cut out the pattern
  • Extend the ties out to the end of the shirt.


  •  Cut off the folded seam

  •  Open the mask up


  • Stretch out the ear ties just a little  


  • Tie the two pieces together 
  • Trick : Tie the ties close to the bottom,  that way the knot is behind the ear lobe.

  • Make some in a couple of different colors.


Let me know if you make one and if it works for you.
I gave mine a trial run this morning going to the store. 
Super comfy, which was one of my main goals.

XXOO
 

38 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the pattern and instructions. With no sew and no glue, anyone can make one of these!

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    1. Yes I know how difficult it is to get different materials. I tried to make it as basic as possible Thank you Linda!!!XXOO I hope all is well with you and your family

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  2. it looks so simple and quick - just perfect for this crazy time now. Thank you for this tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Lalka. I hope you and your family and friends are all safe.

      XXOO

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  3. Thank you soooo much for this tutorial! About to try it now. Take care!

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  4. Hi! I couldn’t access the dimensions

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  5. I love this face mask design. But I, too, was unable to connect to the pattern links.

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  6. I couldn't open the pattern links either and this looks like the perfect mask!

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    1. It’s amazing! Just save the 4th photo she posted, they have the dimensions on them

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    1. You can’t save photo #4? That’s where the dimensions are

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    2. There was a Glitch in the website I think its working now.
      So Sorry about that..

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  8. Maybe throw a coffee filter in between the layers for added protection! Thank you!

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  9. Awesome pattern! So glad to find this! Thank you so much!!!!

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  10. Works perfectly! I’m going to sew the bottom by hand as I’m inserting a coffee filter for extra protection. Love it and thanks for posting.

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    1. That's perfect, you could sew the top and bottom together and insert any kind of filter that would be perfect...

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  11. Wow, I will try it on my own. I made severals but most of them realky don't look good (when I'm doing it). Thank you.

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    1. Thank you I hope these work out for you !!:)

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  12. I have made over 3 dozen masks in various patterns; this is the first no sew. I just need one measurement. How wide should the mask be before the straps begin? It’s hard to tell from your stretch, maybe 6” (3” folded)?

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    1. 3 inches is about right. You can always tweak it to fit different faces.:) so sorry my website has been having issues and i am just seeing all my comments.

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  13. Love this so much. My elder parents, my special needs kids and I have been trying to get face masks but all our orders keep getting canceled. But these I think I can make for all of us. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You are so welcome, yes, we could not get them anywhere. So happy to be of some kind of help!!!

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  14. This worked out so well! Thanks for your creativity!

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  15. You're awesome for sharing this!!! Thank you so much!!! Greatly appreciated 😊

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  16. Love it!!!! So comfortable on the Ears and Face! Thank you!!!

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