How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The protective mask can be sewn with your own hands! The collection includes 4 different master classes and patterns.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

In the season of colds and infections, a medical mask can serve as an additional aid in protecting against the disease. But if masks are in short supply and you can't find them in pharmacies, you can make a face mask with your own hands. Of course, such a mask will not be completely equivalent to the factory one, but it will still provide some protection. In addition, the fabric mask can be washed and reused.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Just in case, here are the main recommendations of doctors on the use of masks and behavior in general during the spread of viral infections:

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

By the way, a mask sewn from a fabric with your own hands can help during seasonal allergies. For those who are allergic to flowering plants, doctors recommend wearing such a mask when going out. It can limit the ingress of the allergen into the body during breathing. So, how to make a face mask with your own hands.

One of the simplest options for a face mask that you can sew with your own hands.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The mask sits comfortably due to the laid folds. The dimensions are designed for the average adult, if necessary, adjust them.

You will need:

Step 1

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Cut out the details: 1 main part 20×36 cm, 2 strips 4.5×10 cm. Also, cut 2 pieces of elastic braid of 16-17 cm each.

Step 2

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Fold the main part in half with the face inside, as shown in the photo. Sew on the side with a length of 20 cm, leaving an allowance of 0.7 cm.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Turn out the part, straighten the allowances and iron it.

Step 3

Now lay the folds. Lay out the part so that the raw edges are on the sides, and the seam is on the bottom.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Measure 3.8 cm from the bottom line, mark it, and draw a horizontal line. Measure 2.5 cm up from this line and draw a second line.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Lay the crease as shown in the photo.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The lines drawn should match, the depth of the fold will be about 1.7 cm.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Secure the crease at the edges with pins.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

To lay the second fold, measure 1.7 cm from the top line (it is also the fold line) and draw a line.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Then measure 2.5 cm from this line and draw another one. On these lines, lay the second fold so that the lines coincide. In the same way, lay the third fold.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Lay the lines, fixing the folds.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Pin the elastic band to the edges of the mask, as shown in the photo.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Fasten the ends of the braid with short lines.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The strips for finishing are folded along the inside out and ironed.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Place the strip on top of the rubber band so that the raw edges match.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Wrap the tip as shown in the photo.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Secure it with a pin.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

If necessary, cut off the excess part of the strip, leaving 1.5 cm.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Wrap and secure it in the same way.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Lay the line, retreating 0.7 cm from the edge. At the beginning and end — pinning.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Unscrew the strip as shown in the photo.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Wrap the strip on the other side and secure with pins.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Attach it to the edge.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Stitch from the other edge of the strip. Repeat with the second strip. Done.

Such a mask is better made of thin cotton fabric or gauze. The fabric here is folded in 6 layers, so it should not be too dense, so as not to interfere with breathing.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The fabric must be washed, dried and ironed before working.

You will need:

Step 1

Cut out 1 part for the mask. For a medium-sized mask for an adult — 30×60 cm, for a child's mask-20×40 cm (adjust the size if necessary).

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Fold the part along the long sides with the inside out, as shown in the photo.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The edges should overlap each other by 1.5-2 cm.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Then fold the part twice, as shown in the photo. Leave a 2.5 cm strip on the right side.

Step 2

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Turn up the free right edge twice and secure it with pins.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Attach the doorway to the edge. On the opposite side, lay the line, retreating 1.3 cm from the fold to form a second drawstring.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Try on the mask and determine the desired length of the elastic bands. Cut off the pieces of elastic, thread them into the drawstring and tie them in knots. Done.

This mask is cut out according to a template and has a seam in the front, due to which it fits the face better.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

The mask is double-layered, it can be sewn, for example, from cotton or cotton flannel.

You will need:

Step 1

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Print and cut out the template. There are 4 templates (for children 3-6 years old, for children 7-12 years old, for an adult woman and for an adult man).

Step 2

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Cut out 4 parts, 2 of which are in the mirror image. Add allowances of 0.6−0.7 cm everywhere.

Step 3

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Fold the parts in pairs face to face and make the middle seams of the mask.

Step 4

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Fold the resulting parts face to face and stitch on the long sides.

Step 5

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Turn out the mask, straighten the allowances and iron them. Stitch on the long sides, retreating from the edge of 0.5 cm.

Step 6

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Turn up the short edges twice and lay the line, forming a drawstring and securing the doorway.

Step 7

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Determine the desired length of the elastic bands, cut off the pieces of the elastic band. Using a safety pin, thread the elastic band into the drawstring, tie the ends.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Done.

This mask has a pocket inside, where an additional filter tab is inserted. This tab can be sewn from a non-woven material, such as non-woven towels or napkins. You can stitch several of these tabs and change them.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

At the top of the mask, a drawstring is provided, where the wire is inserted. You need not too thick, but at the same time — a well-bent and shape-preserving wire. When the mask is put on the face, this wire can be bent to the shape of the nose and cheeks, due to which the mask will fit more tightly.

You will need:

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Step 1

Print out the pattern pages. For each mask, you need 2 patterns:

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

the main part

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

and the lining.

The template assumes 4 mask sizes:

Cut out the templates from the paper.

Step 2

The fabric for the mask must be washed, dried and ironed before working. Fold the prepared fabric in half, face inwards. Pin the templates to the fabric and circle them with a pencil or chalk. Allowances of 1 cm are already taken into account by the templates.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Cut out so 2 main parts and 2 lining parts (they are also valve parts) from the fabric. On the main parts, make notches of 3 mm where it is indicated on the template. According to the same principle, according to the valve template, cut out 2 parts of the tab from non-woven material. The details of the tab on the upper and lower lines are cut by 1 cm, so that after the tab can be inserted into the valve.

Step 3

Break off the templates, and leave the parts folded in pairs with the front sides inside.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

On the main parts, the lining parts and the tab parts, make the middle seam, leaving an allowance of 1 cm. Cut the allowances to 0.5 cm. Iron out the seams.

Step 4

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

On all parts, stitch the completed seams on both sides, retreating from the seam 2 mm. The seams will become flat.

Step 5

Work the narrow sides of the lining parts on the overlock or in a zigzag pattern.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Then turn them 1 cm inside and iron them. Lay the lines, fixing the doorways.

Step 6

Fold the main part and the valve part with the front sides inside. Align the middle seams and pin the details together. Stitch the parts along the upper and lower edges, leaving an allowance of 1 cm.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Remove the mask and iron the seams. Also, turn up the free allowances of the main part by 1 cm and iron them on the wrong side. Line the upper and lower edges at a distance of 7 mm from the edge.

Step 7

Treat the side edges of the mask with a zigag. Then turn them on the wrong side by 1.5 cm (along the line between the incisions) and iron them.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Lay the lines at a distance of 1 cm from the folds, forming the drawstring.

Step 8

Cut the elastic band into 2 equal parts. In each of the wings, insert a piece of elastic with a safety pin.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Try on the mask, determine the convenient length of the elastic bands, close them in a ring with an overlap and pin them with safety pins. The elastic band with pins can be removed during washing.

Step 9

Cut a piece of wire 16 cm long and bend and fix the ends, as shown in the photo.

How to sew a medical mask with your own hands

Insert the wire into the drawstring at the top of the mask. When putting it on, press the wire against your face so that the mask fits more tightly. The wire can also be removed before washing. Insert a non-woven tab into the valve. Done.

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