SIZE CHART (Children + Adults):
14 years – Adult: FABRIC: 9″ x 8″ (23 x 20 cm) TIES: 18″ each (46 cm)
9-13 years old: FABRIC: 8.5″ x 7.5″ (22 x 19 cm) TIES: 17″ each (43 cm)
5-8 years old: FABRIC: 8″x7″ (20 x 18 cm) TIES: 16″ each (41 cm)
3-5 years old: FABRIC 7″x6″ (18 x 15 cm) TIES: 15″ each (38 cm)
GET A FREE 1-PAGE PRINTABLE OF “HOW TO MAKE A MASK” (with size chart included) on my site:
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT MAKING + WEARING MASKS ….A homemade face mask is not a replacement for medical PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Wearing a homemade face mask does not protect you or others from the virus. It can help (which is why the CDC recommends wearing one when going to the grocery store or pharmacy) but it is only a semi-protective barrier.
Here is a great article about the best fabrics to use when sewing a face mask:
WHEN MAKING MASKS:
Use clean, cotton fabric that is tightly woven on both sides, and sew on a clean work surface.
Wash your hands before sewing.
Do not make masks if you are feeling sick.
IF YOU WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC:
• When you get to your car, take the mask off– without touching the front of the mask—and place it in a bag. You may use a fabric bag or pillowcase for this, so when you get home you can wash everything together. If you wear gloves to the store, pull those off from the inside out and place them in the bag also.
• When you get home, WASH your hands for 20 seconds.
• Wash the mask in a washing machine. Throw away the gloves (if they are disposable).
• Disinfect your car by wiping down the things you touched, your steering wheel, keys, phone, credit card, doorknob to the house when you came in.
INFO FOR ADDING FILTER POCKET IN THE VIDEO.
PREWASH + DRY all fabrics before sewing! (so they pre-shrink)
• Cut 2 pieces of cotton fabric 9 x 8 inches, WxH (23 x 20 cm)
• Cut 4 ties, 18 inches long each (46 cm)
• Finished height (after pleating) should be 3 inches tall.
FIND A FREE 1-PAGE PRINTABLE PATTERN FOR THIS (using elastic around the head) HERE ON MY SITE: https://www.madeeveryday.com/fabric-face-mask-free-pattern/
I’ve tried different styles, and this method is my favorite (with 4 stretchy ties). The mask covers the mouth and nose well, it’s easy to make, and uses ties (rather than elastic) for a comfy and adjustable fit. Just cut strips of knit fabric, or cut up an old t-shirt or leggings! There’s also an opening at the bottom of the mask, so a filter piece can be added in.
INFO ABOUT KNIT FABRICS:
The best kind of knits for this will have a bit of spandex in them. Just look at the raw edge of the fabric. If it’s already rolling up a bit, then it’s going to work .
Try using a stretchy soft t-shirt (not the cheap “free T-shirt” stuff you might have from an event). Or use a pair of worn out leggings (the Cat and Jack ones from Target work GREAT).
AND IF IT’S NOT ROLLING UP, YOU CAN STILL USE IT! The ties won’t be as stretchy, but they will still stay nice on the head because of the texture of the fabric, which doesn’t slip on the hair as much as ribbon or other fabrics. Maybe cut them a little longer, 20 inches? (since they won’t stretch)
I hope you’re all safe and well.
Love from Texas.
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