Updated: DIY Face Mask Kits

March 24, 2020

Update: THANK YOU! We are so appreciative of the overwhelming response our DIY Mask Kits have received. We are continuing to sew completed masks for healthcare centers in need and cutting fabric for the DIY Kits. Due to such a strong response, we are “cutting off” kit orders until we can cut more fabric. The link to provide your address and receive a kit is currently closed, but will be re-enabled as soon as possible. Thank you to our wonderful village!

To order your kit:

The kits are free. Click this link to provide your shipping address and we will do our best to get kits out to everyone who responds: ORDER YOUR KIT (Currently disabled)

 

OPTIONAL: If you are able to, please contribute $10 to our PayPal fund to cover the shipping cost of your kit: CONTRIBUTE SHIPPING (Currently disabled)

 

 

*Please Note: The photograph above shows face masks that secure around the head. Our tutorial is for face masks that secure behind the ears. To make the kind above, you can follow the same process below, sewing the elastics at top & bottom corners instead of left & right corners, but you will need slightly longer elastics. Here's what they look like:

 

 

For a YouTube tutorial video, click here.

 

Materials:

- Cotton fabric cut into 9”x6” strips (adult) or 7.5“x5” strips (child)

- Two 7” pieces of rope elastic, beading cord elastic, or 1/8” flat elastic

(If using rope elastic or beading cord elastic, knot each end of your two 7” pieces)

- Pins

 

 

Instructions:

1. Find two matching fabric strips and place the two right-side-up sides together.

2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.

4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, place an elastic at the corner with the edge out. 

5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.

6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.

7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction

8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.  

 

That’s it!

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