With the latest COVID-19 face covering requirement from Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown, we have a free mask pattern and tutorial for you! We hope this free pattern and video are helpful to you while we navigate this “new normal” with face coverings in our everyday lives.
- MD’s Adult Mask Pattern (FREE)
- Main Fabric – ¼ yard quilting cotton (or one fat quarter)
- Lining Fabric – ¼ yard quilting cotton (or one fat quarter)
- Elastic – ¾ yard of ¼” wide elastic. Cut to one 14” length and one 11” length
- All Purpose Polyester Thread (recommend Mettler Metrosene)
- Fabric Marking Tool
- Flexible Nose Piece (optional)
- Sewing Machine
This pattern includes a ¼” seam allowance.
- Print pattern piece at 100% to scale. Measure the box on your printed piece to make sure it is exactly 1” square.
- Cut pattern piece out and discard excess paper.
- Fold your Main fabric so that right sides are together and selvages are aligned.
- Place your pattern piece on the fabric with the pattern grainline parallel to the selvage edge of your fabric. Pin in place or use pattern weights so that the pattern doesn’t shift during cutting. Cut around the pattern piece.
- Repeat steps 3 & 4 for your Lining fabric.
- Transfer elastic placement notch marks to the wrong side of your fabric pieces.
- Pin the Main fabric pieces together along the center front. Sew with a ¼” seam allowance, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end.
- Finger press the seam allowance to one side. Edge stitch along the seam you just sewed, making sure to catch the seam allowance as you go.
- Repeat steps 7 & 8 for lining fabric.
- Next, attach your elastic. Cut one elastic piece 14” long and one 11” long. (Note: you may need to adjust these measurements based on the size of your own head.) Refer to the placement marks on your pattern. With your Main fabric piece right side up, pin the 14” elastic to the corresponding notches, making sure there is ¼” between the edge of the elastic and the raw edge of the fabric. Repeat for 11” elastic.
- Sew across each elastic end at ⅛” from the edge to secure it to the Main fabric piece. This will help hold it in place for the next step.
- Place the Lining piece right sides together with the Main piece. Pin around the edges, making sure the elastic is sandwiched in between.
- With the wrong side of the Lining fabric facing you, on one half of the Lining piece transfer the notches marking where to leave open so that you can turn the mask right side out once it’s sewn together. Start sewing at one of these notches, making sure to backstitch. Continue sewing all the way around the mask using a ¼” seam allowance until you get to the other notch. Backstitch.
- Turn your mask right side out through the opening. Finger press around the edges, making sure to tuck in the raw edges of your opening with a ¼” fold.
- OPTIONAL: Insert Flexible Nose Piece
- Measure 1 ¾” from both sides of the center seam and mark.
- Sew from mark to mark, using a ⅜” seam allowance.
- Edgestitch along the top of the mask.
- Thread the nose piece through channel you created.
- Stitch the ends closed, making sure to back stitch at each end.
- Edge stitch around the edge of the mask, tucking in the seam allowances at the opening and making sure not to catch the elastic as you go.
You made a mask!
Well done! Thank you for taking your health, and the safety of others seriously. We’re all in this together.