Step by step instructions, tips, and shortcuts for the Simple Mask by Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts.

FREE Simple Mask pattern link:
(You will need to go through the motions of “buying” it but NO PAYMENT information will be asked of you.)

Please print the templates at 100% scale for adults and at 75% scale for children’s masks.

Folding of the mask at minute 8:30 in the video.

Complete mask kits available at

Video produced by Carla Cary of

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Mask order information: Please visit my Etsy shop at every Friday when available masks will be uploaded in the shop. No more custom mask orders will be accepted over email. Thank you!

Simple Mask materials:
1) 10″ x 16 1/2″ quilting cotton
2) 6′ x 10″ thin cotton batting (I use Quilter’s Dream, 100% cotton, Select weight)
3) 1/4″ x 3″ flat aluminum wire (can be cut out of thin aluminum flashing or an empty soda can)
4) two binding pieces 1 3/4″ x 4″
5) two pieces of round cord (or flat) elastic, 2 mm in diameter and 5 1/2″ to 8″ in length (for most women, ear loops about 6″ in length are a good fit; for men, ear loops between 7″ and 8″ seem to fit the best)

Tools needed:
– ruler;
– pencil or other fabric marker;
– pins;
– fabric clips;
– iron;
– sewing machine (or needle and thread).

Thank you for watching!

Correction: The Children’s Hospital where Dr. Goodman works is in Mission Viejo not Mission “San” Viejo. 🙂