If you’re looking for a face mask sewing tutorial I’ve found 5 great tutorials especially chosen for a beginning sewer. These tutorials are in video format and easy to follow.
Be sure to make a few so you can be wearing a clean face mask as often as possible. The CDC has put together a list of recommendations for sewing face masks here.
I hear you asking “Which material should I use to make face masks?”. The CDC recommends tightly woven cotton fabric and the higher the thread count the better as suggested in this article. Quilting cotton and flannel fabric would work well.
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Face Mask Sewing Tutorial #1
This first tutorial is extremely easy for beginning sewers and would be great to make with a sewing machine. It includes everything you need to make a face mask to specially fit on an adult face with the use of the nose wire and the adjustable cord. You could swap out the cord and replace it with ribbon as that would be less expensive and easier to find. I particularly like this tutorial as it has a pocket to add in filter material of some sort.
Face Mask Tutorial #2
The next tutorial is very clear and easy to follow. It still has a pocket for a filter and wire over the nose bridge. A good option for a beginning sewer!
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Face Mask Tutorial #3
This next tutorial has been very popular on YouTube and could be a good solution if you are hand sewing. The method would be very quick with a sewing machine as well. This method would also be less expensive as you only need fabric and elastic for the finished face mask. This tutorial has a pocket for a filter.
This next tutorial has been very popular on YouTube as well. The method would be very quick with a sewing machine. This method does not include a wire for the nose bridge or a pocket for a filter.
This last tutorial is very easy to follow for the beginning sewer. It is very similar to the pleated version above, but a more simplified version. Once you have the fabric cut to size they only take about 5-10 minutes to sew up.
I hope you’ve found this short round-up of face mask sewing tutorials useful and you find the instructions easy to follow.
Stay safe and happy sewing,