How to Sew a Face Mask

This is a tutorial for those who have received a Pre-Cut Face Mask Kit, but the videos can also be used with any pre-sewn mask! The masks I'm working on are 7.5 x 8.5" finished, which means you cut two 8" x 9" rectangles and sew them with right sides together, then flip & finish!


Our Face Mask Kits are sewn on our computerized Innova Longarm. If you have a computerized longarm and would like to make your own masks, you can grab the file on the Handiquilter website.


Making Masks for Kits on the Longarm



Finishing Method 1: Turning your fabric right side out and adding twill ties with a gathered channel


Additional notes:

  • Use 36" twill tape (or any other binding type of tape) for each side of the mask

  • Finish the ends of your twill tape by turning down the raw edges and sewing down, or simply tie in a knot.


Finishing Method 2: Adding twill ties with pleats




  • Use 36" twill tape (or any other binding type of tape) for each side of the mask

  • Finish the ends of your twill tape by turning down the raw edges and sewing down, or simply tie in a knot.

  • The type of erasable pen I use for marking is called a Frixion pen. It disappears when heat (like an iron) is applied


Finishing Method 3: Adding elastic with pleats



Additional Notes:

  • Use 36" twill tape (or any other binding type of tape) for each side of the mask

  • The type of erasable pen I use for marking is called a Frixion pen. It disappears when heat (like an iron) is applied


If you are in the SF East Bay and interested in making kits to donate to first responders, send us a message!


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