Easy Face Mask on a Serger – WITH nose wire and filter pocket

*Also includes sewing machine option with no serger

I’ve been going crazy on these Face Mask tutorials! This is the 3rd tutorial and the most advanced (and best) option so far. If you want to see 2 easier options, I’ll post them here.

THE EASIEST Face Mask Tutorial (click here for the video)

NO SEW Face Mask Tutorial (click here for the video)

Here are the two face masks we’ll be working on today. Both include the a nose piece for a better fit and a pocket for a filter. The first (pink floral) is a fitted face mask that fits well and is ideal for full face coverage. The second (green flowers) is a pleated face mask that doesn’t require a pattern.

A VIDEO TUTORIAL of these two masks can be found at the bottom of this post.

Fitted Face Mask

Materials Needed:

  • Easy Face Mask Pattern from New Little Life – Download here
  • 100% Cotton Fabric
  • Serger (or Sewing machine)
  • 50 inches bias tape or fabric to make ties 50inX 1.5in
  • 3in wire (paperclip, pipe cleaner, floral wire, twist ties, etc)
  • *Optional: Wonder Clips

Directions

Step 1: Cut 2 of pattern “FRONT FABRIC” and cut 2 of pattern “BACK FABRIC. 

Step 2: Serge (or top stitch) the short, straight sides of all 4 pieces.  (Marked with★ —>  <—★)

This will make a nice clean edge for your pocket opening.

Step 3: Place both FRONT FABRIC pieces RIGHT sides together and stitch the curved edge together. (Marked with ⬤ ⬤ ⬤)

Step 4: Place both BACK FABRIC pieces RIGHT sides together and stitch the curved edge together. (Marked with ▲▲▲)

Step 5: Match FRONT and BACK pieces in the middle with RIGHT sides together and stitch along the top and bottom. (Front piece will be longer than the Back!) Leave the short ends open.

Step 5a (for sewing machine): Make a zig zag stitch for 3 inches along the nose bridge between the straight stitch and the raw edge of the fabric. 

*Note: Your outside patterned fabric piece should be longer than your inner short piece. They are cut opposite in this tutorial! Sorry!

Step 6: Slide wire into the serged (or zig-zagged) stitch over the nose bridge area.

Step 7: Turn mask right side out

Step 8: Fold the edge of the BACK piece over to meet the RIGHT side edge and pin in place. This will become the casing for your ties. (DO NOT overlap the pieces! Leave the FRONT piece able to be opened to place a filter if desired. 

Step 9: On a sewing machine, stitch down the end to create the casing on both sides. 

For fabric ties: Cut 1.5 inch X 50 inch strip of fabric, fold outer raw edges into the middle, then fold again to make a thin, long tie. Stitch down using a zig-zag stitch or serge. 

Step 10: Slide ties into casings up one side and down the other, creating a loop over the nose bridge. The loose ends will tie behind the neck. 

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Pleated Face Mask

Directions

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of 100% cotton fabric. The FRONT FABRIC should be 8X7 inches, and the BACK FABRIC should be 12X8

Step 2: Create pleats (2 or 3) in both the FRONT and BACK fabric pieces. Wonder clip or pin in place.

Step 3: Iron the pleats in place for easier sewing.

Make sure the widths of the FRONT and BACK piece are similar with the pleats pinned in place.

Step 4: Serge or sew down the side to set the pleats in place (on FRONT and BACK pieces) to create a nice, finished edge for your filter pocket.

Step 5: Match FRONT and BACK pieces in the middle with RIGHT sides together and stitch along the top and bottom. (Back piece will be longer than the Front!) Leave the short ends open.

Step 5a (for sewing machine): Make a zig zag stitch for 3 inches along the nose bridge between the straight stitch and the raw edge of the fabric. 

Step 6: Slide wire into the serged (or zig-zagged) stitch over the nose bridge area.

Step 7: Turn mask right side out

Step 8: Fold the edge of the BACK piece over to meet the RIGHT side edge and pin in place. This will become the casing for your ties. (DO NOT overlap the pieces! Leave the FRONT piece able to be opened to place a filter if desired. 

Step 9: On a sewing machine, stitch down the end to create the casing on both sides. 

For fabric ties: Cut 1.5 inch X 50 inch strip of fabric, fold outer raw edges into the middle, then fold again to make a thin, long tie. Stitch down using a zig-zag stitch or serge. 

Step 10: Slide ties into casings up one side and down the other, creating a loop over the nose bridge. The loose ends will tie behind the neck. 

Enjoy!

Here’s the video tutorial of both of these masks to help you along.

~ All things for you and your new little life ~

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