Homemade face mask sewing pattern to make your own mask for free
Coronavirus is continuing to stick around, which means we will continue to need our masks. Even after the vaccine, we might have to keep wearing them. Because of this, making your own masks might end up being very cost-effective!
We have another post on patterns to make your own homemade face mask. In this post, we will go step by step through a sewing pattern. If you need more patterns to try making your own face masks, check out this post.
Pleated mask pattern first steps
In the following image, we give you the first steps of the pattern. The default measurements are for an adult, but the final image in this post gives alternate measurements.
Pleated mask pattern next steps
This image gives the next steps of the pattern, starting with creating the pleats. An easy way to do this is to use an iron to flatten the fabric into folds. This pattern gives different ideas of how to secure the mask to your face, and gives measurements for both elastic and string. Think through which method is most comfortable for you.
Pleated mask patterns other measurements
The following image gives alternate measurements for the various steps given above. It even includes measurements for kids from ages 3 to 7 years old.
Download Instructions as PDFs
If you want to download the instructions above as PDFs, click the following links to save them to your computer and easily print.
Do you want more patterns for pleated masks? Here is an article that gives another way to make a pleated mask. If you’re new to making masks, it could be good to see actual photos of the fabric as well as the diagrams we show here.
Elizabeth Hampson is a freelance artist, graphic designer, and copywriter living in Edinburgh. Elizabeth received her Masters Degree at University of Edinburgh, She decided to stay in the Edinburgh, where she lives with her cat.
Elizabeth enjoys trying out new techniques and media in design and has enjoyed working with PrinterFriend.ly. Her media of choice is papercutting art, and quarantine forced her hand into starting a business selling her pieces. Check out Elizabeth’s full author bio profile here.