Hello, Sara here
Thanks for all the comments and appreciation for my first mask tutorial and those had me thinking of how I could make a simpler and better version and here it is! This one is a 2 layer mask with a replaceable filter! Easy to wear and more breathable! Even easy to make! We all know fabric masks are less effective. But something is better than nothing, right? Fabric masks without a filter : 35-40% effective Fabric masks with a filter : 85-95% effective
I updated both mask patterns (more detailed with measurements). With this 2 layer mask with a replaceable filter tutorial, I try to show each step in detail. So I recommend you watch the video.
And there are some hospitals that are asking sewists to make masks for health care workers as there is a shortage all around the world. https://www.regmedctr.org/services/pu… If you are looking for ways to help, please consider making some for friends, family and your community.
Here’s the link for the 3 layer mask with a replaceable filter.
Let’s get started.
** Scale the pattern up to 115% for men and scale the pattern down to 85% when printing for a child’s mask (perfect fit for a toddler).**
Use any quilting weight cotton/linen fabric
All the fabrics from Dailylike Canada http://www.dailylike.ca
(I’m not an expert on this. But I’m leaving some links to help you find what I used for the filter. N95 Mask filter definitely helps this situation with proper use.)
Nose Clip : I used two produce twist ties.
Or you can get floral wire from Michaels
- Before starting, be ready with self-drafted mask pattern #2 (Free Pattern), 2 quilting weight/light weight cotton/linen fabric, Elastic Cord, 2 Produce twist ties
- Cut the pattern out (Trace the pattern onto the fabric on fold to get mirrored pieces) 1 pair of front, 1 pair of lining (top), 1 pair of lining (bottom)
- Sew the front curved edges RST (right side together)
- clip to make nice curves
- Double fold the center edges of Top Lining and Bottom Lining and iron
- And edgestitch the folded edge
- Pin the top edges of Front and Top Lining RST
- Now pin the bottom edges of Front and Bottom Lining RST
- And sew the top and bottom edges
- Check to ensure the top and bottom pieces overlap at both ends
- Pin and sew
- Turn the mask inside out and iron
- This time, I used 2 produce twist ties for a nose clip (for a tighter fit)
- Insert the nose clip between the layers and push it to the top edge
- Pin and mark around the nose clip
- Topstitch along the edge and the mark
- Topstitch the edge of the bottom as well
- Cut elastic 10″ – 12″ (depends on your head size)
- Tie the ends together
- Fold the ear side enclosing the ear loop and pin
- Sew both sides
- you can hide the tied parts inside the folds
I’ve heard the news saying that there’s a shortage of elastic in U.S. There’s a tutorial on how to make a mask WITHOUT elastic with the pattern Ver. 1 ( http://sewingtherapy.net/diy-mask-with-a-replaceable-filter/ )from Quilt Addicts Anonymous. Here’s the link. https://www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com…
I really wish this 2 layer mask with a replaceable filter is easier than the previous version. Always stay safe and healthy. I will see you in the next post!
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