#adoretip | Mask Sewing Tutorial

#adoretip | Mask Sewing Tutorial

May 22, 2020

 

Ready to get your craft on friend?!  We put together this mask tutorial for ya'll!  Whether you want to make one just for fun for yourself, or if you want to go for it and make masks for your wedding guests!  Either way, here are step-by-step directions on how to make a comfortable and cute mask.  Have fun!
{This mask is non-medical grade} 

 

Here's whatcha need ⬇️

  • Sewing machine with thread
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Fusible Interfacing
  • Elastic or Ribbon
  • Template
  • Paper
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Pins
  • Pen

 

First things first, choose your fabric!  We suggest an all cotton fabric as it breathes the best.  Cotton is also the most comfortable against the skin on your face.  Next, print a template (You can use our template, found at the bottom of this blog ⬇️)  This is for a one size fits all mask.  You can make your template a little smaller or larger depending on your size, so adjust as needed.  

 

 

Once you have your template cut, use it to cut 4 pieces of the main fabric, and two pieces of your interfacing.  

 

 

 Take two pieces of your fabric and line them up right sides together.  Place on top of that 1 piece of your cut interfacing.  Sew together along the curved edge.  Repeat with the other pieces.

 

 

Your next step will be to cut your elastic.  The standard size is 6 inches. So cut two pieces of elastic at 6in.  If you do not have elastic, you can use ribbon, hair ties, or sew your own strings for ties.

Open up one of the pieces of fabric you have sewn together.  Grab some pins and pin the elastic on the narrow end of the fabric, about 3/4inch in from the corner.  Make sure that your elastic or strings are laying on top of the right side of the fabric. 

 

 

Take your second piece of fabric and line it up on top of the fabric with the elastic pinned.  The elastic or ribbons should end up hidden, tucked between the two layers of fabric.  Pin together around the edges.  Start in the middle by the middle seam.  Remember to mark where you want to stop, so you can leave an opening big enough for a few fingers to squeeze in to flip it in the next step. Don't sew all the way around, it's important to leave a small opening. Go ahead and sew the two layers together, right sides in.  Once complete, trim the 4 corners.

 

 

Now use the opening you left and turn your mask inside out.  Push out the corners. Once the mask is right side out, straighten it out and line up the outside seams.  Use an iron to press the mask.  Make sure that the seam where your opening is is lined up for being pressed so it is laying flat and ready to be sewn.

 

 

Put the mask back on the sewing machine and carefully go around the outside edge of the mask.  This makes a nice finishing touch as well as sews closed your opening.

 

 

Boom - you're done!  Easy Peasy.  Now you are ready to wear your mask!  Due to the current State Mandates, most places are still requiring face coverings to be worn inside, our store included. 😷 So wear something cute and fun while being safe too!

 

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! We are rocking' our masks! Now you can too! 

 

XOXO,

The Adore Squad

 

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