I’m so excited to make a new batch of face masks that have adjustable ear loops! The masks that I sewed 6-9 months ago really need replacing and this time I was able to find the perfect ear loops with an adjuster that are soft and comfortable, plus they ensure a good fit. I changed the template that I used for cutting out my face mask fabric (to account for sewn-in ties), so I’m sharing a new template with you that includes 5 different sizes from child small all the way up to adult extra large.
Sew a small wallet to keep your vaccination card safe and easy to read. This easy sewing pattern for a snap pouch is the perfect size to hold the standard 3’’ x 4’’ COVID vaccination card. There is a vinyl window on the back so you can easily see the information on your vaccine record, plus a snap closure to keep the card from falling out. And it’s a great project to sew with your fabric scraps!
Lots of you have asked how I use Face Mask Material to make my face masks work better. I am not using the material to make sewn face masks, but instead I’ve been making filters that fit inside my DIY fabric face masks.
New data has come out that suggests using a filter inside your handmade masks makes them much more effective. I think that’s something that we’ve all already known, but now there is testing that backs up our efforts to make face mask filters.
Learn how to sew an easy face mask using my easy to follow instructions and free pattern templates. Even if you haven’t sewn face masks before – you can do it! I even have a video tutorial so you can see me make one in just a few minutes.
It is now recommended (and sometimes required) for us to wear homemade fabric face masks when we go out for grocery shopping and other essential tasks. This might help prevent us from becoming sick and (even more importantly), help us from spreading germs if we happen to be sick and not know it.
Sew up a double sided wallet to hold your face masks, hand sanitizer, and all the essentials – this one pocketbook is all you need! There’s also a narrow wrist strap that connects with a d-ring tab. The face mask in the photos is one that I sewed using my Pleated Face Mask with a Filter Pocket Tutorial.
Sew a simple pleated face mask with just a single rectangle of fabric and 12’’ of elastic with my easy to follow sewing tutorial. You can do this – and since fabric masks are washable, you won’t have to spend money on any more disposable face coverings.
This easy sewing pattern for a soft and comfortable face mask might become your favorite! It’s made with 2 layers of stretchy cotton fabric so it won’t slide around on your face and it’s very easy to breathe through.
The gaiter or scarf style face mask is great for men or women, and some people find it a lot more comfortable than a surgical style face mask. Lots of people use face gaiters when doing dusty work and lawn care, but they can be just as good at filtering small particles like germs too if there is more than one layer of fabric!
I have another great tip for you to help make your face masks more effective.
After I shared with you my quick method for sewing fabric face masks, many of you asked me how I was using pipe cleaners to make my face masks fit the face better.