How to make a homemade face mask from a t-shirt -- no fancy supplies needed! This simple DIY cloth mask can be made with whatever you have at home!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread
Chalk or fabric marking pen
Cloth Face Mask Pattern
Cut out face mask pattern onto thick card stock using Cricut Maker or by hand.
Cut t-shirt so that you've removed the sleeves, neckline, etc. and you have a flat piece of material.
Trace pattern onto t-shirt using chalk or fabric marking pen and cut out the pieces. You should have 4 separate pieces.
Take the smaller pieces (labeled "2" in photo) and sew together along the long, curved side.
Do the same for the larger pieces (labeled "1" in photo).
Take the longest piece (which will be the front of the mask) and fold over the outside edges about 1/2" - towards the middle seam you just sewed. Sew these folds, leaving enough room to thread a shoelace or elastic through.
Place the two pieces of fabric together, seams on the outside. Sew along the top and bottom, leaving 1/2" at the edge so you don't block the opening for your shoelaces/elastic. Leave the sides unattached - this will allow you to slip a filter inside if desired.
Flip the mask right-side out, through the openings you left on the side of the mask. The seams you sewed should be inside now.
Reinforce mask my sewing along the top and bottom again.
Thread a shoelace through the channel on either side of the mask. This will be used to tie the mask onto your face.
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