How To Sew A Homemade Mask
A classic style: pleated with thin straps that tie around the head
Get your supplies ready!
Mini Sewing Machine
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Binding Tape From Etsy
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Vintage Fabric (can also be purchased on Etsy)
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Start by measuring and cutting out about 20” of binding tape. You’ll need a total of 4x 20” strips.
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We’re going to start with the binding tape: each will be folded in half as we sew to make the straps
Sew each strip. I like to pause every once in a while to make sure it’s going smoothly!
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Layout both 6x9” pieces of fabric. Pin on the corner between both pieces of fabric.
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Sew around the edges of the fabric, leaving a small opening on one side. Avoid the tucked-in straps!
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Fold in the opening, and carefully set pleats with pins on both sides.
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Sew along the sides to set the pleats.
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All done! Don’t forget to wear your mask over both your nose and mouth!