Free face mask pattern for Covid-19 for homemade masks
COVID-19 has defined 2020. It seems like we’ll have to wear our face masks for a while yet. Have you made any masks yourself? Not sure where to start? Hopefully, this post will help! We have other patterns as well, if this one doesn’t work or feels a bit complex!
In this pattern, we will give you the printable sheets as well as instructions on how to put them together. If you want PDFs of the patterns and directions, scroll down to find the links.
1.) Using the patterns, cut one of each shape along the solid line. You will need six total pieces.
2.) Sew face 1 and face 2 together along side 3.
Mouth 1 and Cheek 1
3.) Sew mouth 1 and mouth 2 together along side 3.
4.) On mouth 1 and mouth 2 fold side 5 over 1/4 inch and sew down.
5.) On cheek 1 and cheek 2 fold side 6 over 1/4 inch and sew down.
6.) Match cheek 1 and mouth 1 at the dotted line (7). Sew a 1-inch tack at side 1 and side 2 where the two pieces overlap.
Mouth 2 and Cheek 2
7.) Repeat Step 6 for cheek 2 and mouth 2.
8.) With the fronts of the fabric facing each other, sew along the entire outside of the mask.
9.) Use one of the slits between the mouth and the cheek to turn the mask right-side out.
10.) Add a hair tie or elastic to each side by folding the fabric on the end of the mask over the tie and sew down.
11.) Apply double-sided skin tape around the contour of the mask to create a seal (do not do this if making for a health facility).
Print as PDFs
If you want to download the above images and instructions as easy-to-print PDFs, click the following links and save them to your computer.
Do you need even more ways to make masks? The UK government has some simple instructions on how to make and wear your mask.
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.