How to sew a fabric facial barrier mask (3-ply barrier mask, two thicknesses without padding)

How to sew a fabric facial barrier mask (3-ply barrier mask, two thicknesses without padding)

Résumé

3-ply barrier mask, two thicknesses without padding

Cet article est la traduction anglaise de notre précédent article sur la fabrication d’un masque barrière en tissu.

Today we are leaving the usual framework of our site, epidemic of COVID
requires. We offer you a model of fabric mask to sew yourself
Please note that this is not a medical device. This mask can in no way
replace the approved masks. This mask, like all fabric masks, is not
proven to protect against COVID 19.

If you want to download this post as well as the patterns, please follow this link:

Materials

Finished mask dimensions

Folded maskWidth 8” (20 cm)
Height 4” (10 cm)
TiesLength 43” each (110 cm)

Quantity of fabric required

Front side (main fabric)1 square 8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)
2 rectangles 2” x 4” (5 x 10 cm)
Rear face (lining fabric)1 square 8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)
Ties2 strips of fabric 2” x 43” (5 x 110 cm)
You can also use commercial bias ribbon of size 43” (110 cm)
  • Recommended fabrics: 100% cotton fabric, tight woven fabric
  • Thread: cotton or polyester
  • Standard needles for home-sewing machine: size 80 or 90 (EU) 12 or14 (US)

Sewing tips

Prewash and iron your fabrics before using them to prevent shrinking

All seam allowances are encompassed

Cutting instructions

Print and cut the pattern pieces, making sure that the side of the printed test square measures exactly 2” (5cm)

Ties: assemble the strips of paper on the gray area so as to obtain a strip of fabric of 2” x 43”

If you are using commercial bias ribbon, do not cut the pattern or the fabric for the ties.

Sewing trick:

Since the pieces to be cut are squares and rectangles, if you do not want to print the patterns, you can also cut them directly from your fabric according to the following instructions.
Mask front side
Main fabric – cut once
8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)
Mask rear face
Lining fabric – cut once
8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm)
Side borders
Main fabric – cut twice
2” x 4” (5 x 10 cm)
Ties
Main fabric – cut twice
2” x 43” (5 x 110 cm)

Sewing instructions

1. Place the front side fabric (main fabric) on left, wrong side facing up, and back side fabric (lining fabric) on right.

2. Place the backside fabric (lining fabric) on top of the front side fabric (main fabric), with its wrong side facing downwards. Draw 5 parallel lines with a spacing of:
1 5/8”, 1 3/8”, 1 3/8”, 3/4” and 1 1/4”
(4cm, 3.5cm, 3.5cm, 2cm and 3cm) as shown in the figure below.

Sewing trick

Use a FriXion erasable pen.
(The ink is thermo-sensitive and can be erased with heat and therefore the ink can be erased with an iron)

3. Fold the fabric on the first line and lay it on the second line so that the first two lines overlap. The lining fabric remains on top of the main fabric during the whole process such that there is two-thicknesses of the fabrics. Pin the sides on the places where you marked your first fold.

4. Fold the fabric on the 3rd line and place on the 2nd line so that both 2nd and 3rd lines overlap. Pin the sides.
This should be your second fold.

5. Fold the fabric on the 5th line and place on the 4th line so that both 4th and 5th lines overlap. Pin the sides. This should be your third fold

6. Sew a seam on each side, 1/4” from the edge to hold the folds.

7. Flip the mask. The main fabric side should be on top. Place the border rectangular pieces of the main fabric on the sides of the mask. The pieces should be placed such that the wrong side of the main fabric is on the top, as shown in the picture. Stitch 1/2” from the edge of the fabric.

8. Fold along the seam.

9. Turn the mask (lining fabric on the top). Fold 1/2” from the edge of the fabric on the sides and pin it.

10. Flip again (main fabric on the top). Stitch 1/8” from the fabric edge on the sides with a matching thread.

11. Make the ties (if you are using commercial bias ribbon, go to step # 17).

12. Using the iron, crease each ribbon in half lengthwise and mark the fold.

13. Open the fold and fold the edges over the central fold. Mark with an iron.

14. Prepare the ends. For each end, open the ribbon flat, fold the short side over 1/2”.

15. Crease the edges over the centerfold.

16. Crease the ribbon in half over its entire length.

17. Attach the ribbons to the mask.
Center the mask in the middle of the ribbon to have ties of equal length on both sides. Open the ribbon from the middle and slide the top of the mask into the fold. Pin. Do the same with the bottom ribbon.

18. Stitch with matching color thread, 1/2” from the fabric edge.

19. Congratulations, you have just made your barrier mask!

Examples of achievement

Pattern

They are available here:

Dr Caroline LOZI
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