How to Make your own Material Masks

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the mask we recently posted. To make this face mask, you do not have to have a sewing machine, you can hand sew it. This is not a medical mask but it will remind you not to touch your face, and will prevent you from sharing/getting larger droplets.

What you will need:

  • A Pretty/Fun material (for the front)
  • Plain material (for the back)
  • A layer of felt / other filter material (if you have)
  • Sewing Cotton/Thread
  • Flat or Round Elastic / Hair Ties / String
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine or Sewing Needles


First we need a template. There are lots of templates online, but we liked the ones shared by Craft Passion. We have included the main templates below:

You will need to cut out 2 of main fabric template in your pretty material and 2 of your lining fabric in your plain material (we decided to do 4 for a double lining). You will then need to sew it all together. We found this awesome online tutorial (below) showing how to make it step by step.

Tip/Idea: Before sewing the ends closed, we cut out a layer of felt in the shape of the mask and inserted it in between our three layers for a bit more protection.

And you are done! We would love to see your masks โ™ฅ Share them in the comments below.

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