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How To Make A Face Mask | Easy Step by Step Tutorial

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Recently, face masks have become a popular necessity. And learning how to make a cloth face mask is the perfect skill to learn and it is so easy with these directions.

The design of these cloth masks will fit small, medium, and large. No need to worry about resizing the design before making it.

They are great for covering your face at the grocery store. These masks are not a medical-grade but are great for if you need a mask in public, to help with disease control and prevention.

However social distancing is the best way to control desease.

Make sure as soon as you return home you are removing the mask and tossing into the wash.

How To Make A Face Mask

hand sewn face mask on wood countertop

If you are interested in making one of these face masks, you are in the perfect place. The easy instructions provided will make this task easy to follow and you will love your outcome.

When making the mask, take your time when it comes to making measurements to ensure you are left with a satisfactory outcome. Pay careful attention to each direction for the best results.

You will be using the Cricut Maker for the face mask. You will also want a sewing machine in order to piece the mask together.

What can I use besides elastic for my face mask?

Hair ties are a good alternative if you can’t find elastic. Also, you can cut up an ace bandage and even rubber bands in a crunch.

face mask on the face

Your face mask will be reversible once you are finished which will allow for you to rock the masked look with different options. The more masks you make, the more options you will have.

It will only take a little bit of supplies to make your own unique face mask. You can get creative and crafty with them as well.

What You Will Need

polka dot facemask

There are so many possibilities when it comes to getting creative with these face masks. You can pick your fabric for it and make it unique to you.

These will also make great gifts for friends and family. You can make custom masks by choosing fabrics that are specific to their liking. From floral prints to superheroes and sports teams, the possibilities are endless!

face mask being worn

Why Make A Face Mask

Face masks have so many uses. They help you stay sanitary and they can also make for some great accessories!

It’s become a trend to wear cool masks while dancing so surprise your kids with a unique mask that they can flaunt on social media with their sick moves. Tik Tok will never be the same again.

Matching masks for the family will make for some great family photos. Customize them for the different seasons to add some spice to the pictures!

Making your own face mask is an easy craft and will leave you with a mask that no one else will have. The Cricut Maker will help you make your best face mask.

sewing the ends of a facemask

Wearing a face mask is an easy way to keep yourself from getting sick. The stylish accessory keeps the germs away without the hassle of a hazmat suit.

You can expect to look and feel comfortable in your face mask. There will be a curved edge that is perfect for your chin to rest in and everything else will line up from there.

This craft is worth any time and money spent because there are so many uses for it and different ways you can branch out with your creativity!

If you want to add in a pocket you can and then insert a coffee filter for added protection.

Check out this cool Making Your First Quality Quilt tutorial and if you’re looking for an amazing schedule for when the kids are out of school, the Denver Housewife has a great one.

If you are looking for more amazing SVG files, check these out.

How To Make A Face Mask
Yield: 1

How To Make A Face Mask

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

You can expect to look and feel comfortable in your face mask. There will be a curved edge that is perfect for your chin to rest in and everything else will line up from there.



  1. Load the correct size into Cricut Design Space.
  2. DO NOT RESIZE. The pattern is pre-sized to fit, small medium and large.
  3. Place the fabric onto your pink mat with the grainline verticle.
  4. Make sure thee square edge of your mask is sitting along the grainline. You have both sides of your mask so they will sit opposite each other on your mat.
  5. Load the machine and cut the fabric. You will need 4 pieces. 2 of each side.
  6. This pattern is for a reversible mask, so you are going to sew the 2 sets wrong sides together.
  7. Sew along the front curve, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance, only sew the front at this point.
  8. Cut off the seam allowance, cut close to the sewn thread being very careful not to cut into it.
  9. Now repeat numbers 7 and 8 for the other layers of fabric.
  10. You should now have 2 pieces to your mask instead of 4. Open them and place them wrong sides together.
  11. Sew along the top and bottom of your fabric, leaving the left and right edges open.
  12. Flip your fabric right side out. Then iron flat.
  13. Fold in the edges of the fabric and place it in your elastic.
  14. Sew 1-2 lines along the edge to secure the elastic.
  15. That's it! The curved edge of your mask is where your chin sits.


Cut fabric with the straightest edge along the grainline then follow the above #7-14.


What is a grainline? With woven fabric, the threads will go 2 different ways. Lengthwise, which spans the cut edges and crosswise, which spans the selvage edges (the selvage is the band of fabric that runs up either side). The lengthwise direction is the grain of your fabric and what you use to line up your grainline.

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Monday 13th of April 2020

Hi, Thank you for the free face mask pattern, I use the Silhoutte Cameo, and the PDF link doesn't work, I really would like to have this pattern. Thank you Jeanne Quintana

Jamela Porter

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

There is also a cut file, you have to click the correct link for it.

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