Quick and Easy DIY Fabric Face Mask – Diary of a Quilter – a quilt blog
If we’re going to need to wear masks on a regular basis, I decided to make a bunch more, and since we might as well look stylish while we’re wearing them, it was fun to experiment with new fabric combinations.
How to Make a Quick and Easy DIY Fabric Face Mask:
There are a lot of great mask patterns and variations out there, but the one that I’ve found to be the easiest for me is this version by Dana from Made Everyday, which is super simple to resize to any size face or need, as well as cut and sew!
Comfortable Elastic for your DIY Fabric Face Mask
After experimenting with various types of elastic, I discovered that the 1/8u2033 rounded elastic cording is the most comfortable and least irritating, as well as being relatively inexpensive. If you’re looking for alternatives to using elastic, check out these masks-with-ties ideas.
Materials Requirements for a Medium Adult DIY Fabric Face Mask:
Two pieces of fabric, 8″ wide and 8u00bd” long (sometimes this will be too long, but I think it’s better to err on the side of too long because it’s easy to tack down excess elastic after the mask is finished). Fabric is created by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play.
DIY Fabric Face Mask Assembly:
Pin elastic ends between fabric pieces at top and bottom corners with elastic along 8u00bd sides; fabric pieces will bunch up on the sides once the elastics are pinned in place.
Sewing your DIY Fabric Face Masks:
This mask is super simple to make and resize to fit any size or shape you want. And that’s it! That’s all I do! These masks aren’t always perfect, but that’s fine with me.
Fitted DIY Face Mask Patterns and Tutorials:
If you prefer a more fitted face mask, here are a few patterns and tutorials to help you out. The masks at the top of the post are made with the new Riley Blake collection, Nobody Fights Aloneu2013 fabrics dedicated to first-responders such as nurses, fire, paramedics, and others.
How do you make a simple homemade face mask?
Folding a bandana or scarf is the simplest method for making your own face mask; however, you must choose the right bandana or scarf or your mask will not be effective, and you will not be able to breathe properly. Hold your material up to the light to see how much you can see through it.
How do you make a face mask without a sewing machine?
- Fold the top and bottom inward to meet in the middle of the handkerchief, bandana, or piece of fabric.
- Use two hair ties to create ear loops.
- Fold the ends of the bandana in to meet in the middle.
- Wear the mask with the smooth side out and the ends against your face.
What is the best homemade face mask?
Mix 1/2 cup hotu2014not boilingu2014water with 1/3 cup oatmeal, then add 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and one small egg white after the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
What is the best DIY face mask?
- Oatmeal, yogurt, and honey. Ingredients: two tablespoons of oats. one teaspoon of honey.
- Banana, honey, and lemon juice. Ingredients: one banana. one tablespoon of honey.
- Strawberries and honey. Ingredients: three strawberries.
How do you make a homemade glowing face mask?
6. Aloe Vera and Almond Oil Face Mask
- Mash a banana with a fork in a mixing bowl.
- Add 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel.
- Stir until ingredients are combined.
- Add 3 teaspoons almond oil.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Apply to cleansed skin.
- Let it sit for 15 minutes.
How do I make a good fitting mask?
Take one ear loop and tie a knot as close to the corners of the mask as possible; repeat on the other side. Unfold the mask and adjust the flexible nose bridge to your nose; you’ll notice that it puffs out more than before. Fold in the corners and put on your better-fitting mask.