In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have become an essential item for many people. While store-bought masks are an option, sewing a face mask is also a great way to protect yourself and others. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to sew 3 layer face mask.
A face mask is a covering worn over the nose and mouth. They are usually made from cloth and can be either disposable or reusable. Some face masks are also made from paper or other materials.
Wearing a face mask can also be an excellent way to prevent the spread of illness if you are already sick. They are most commonly worn during infection, such as when someone has a cold or the flu. They can also be worn during times of high air pollution levels or when exposed to other airborne irritants.
Let’s look at the needed material and the steps on how to sew a 3-layer face mask.
In order to sew a three-layer face mask, you will need the following materials:
- A Sewing Machine
- Elastic or ribbon
- Fabric (The CDC recommends using tightly woven cotton fabric)
You will also need a pattern for the mask. You can find many patterns online, or you can make your own. Once you have gathered your materials, you are ready to begin sewing.
How To Sew 3 Layer Face Mask
Assuming you have a basic understanding of sewing and how to operate a sewing machine, let’s get started on sewing a three-layer face mask.
Step 1: Cut the fabric
When cutting the fabric for your face mask, you will need to cut two pieces for the outer layer and one piece for the inner layer. The inner layer will be slightly smaller than the outer layer so that it can fit snugly around your nose and mouth.
Cut a rectangle of fabric about 8 inches by 6 inches. It will be big enough to cover your nose and mouth comfortably, with extra room to breathe. Then, cut another rectangle that is about 7 inches by 5 inches. It will be the inner layer of your mask.
Step 2: Sew the fabric together
To sew the fabric together, start by folding the top and bottom layers of fabric over the middle layer. Then, use a sewing machine or a needle and thread to sew along the edge of the mask. Be sure to leave a small opening at the end so that you can turn the mask right side out. Once you’ve turned the mask right side out, sew along the edge more to close up the opening.
Step 3: Add filter
When it comes to choosing a filter for your three-layer face mask, there are a few options. You can use a coffee filter, a paper towel, or even a piece of fabric. If you are using a coffee filter, make sure to remove it after each use and replace it with a new one. Paper towels can also be used, but they need to be replaced more often than coffee filters. Fabric can also be used as a filter, but wash it regularly.
Step 4: Attach the elastic
Use a basic running stitch or a wide zigzag to sew the elastic onto the mask. Start at one corner and work your way around, securing the elastic on each side. Make sure to Sew the elastic with the tautness you want it to have when worn. Leave some slack in the stitching if you want a less snug fit.
Step 5: Final touch
You’ve almost completed your 3-layer face mask! The final step is to add a final touch. This can be done in a number of ways, depending on what you want your mask to look like. You could add a ribbon or string to tie the mask around your head or sew on some Velcro strips so that they can be easily removed.
Once you’ve added your final touches, congratulations, you’ve now completed your very own 3-layer face mask.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that masks are important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks protect yourself and others by trapping droplets that are released when you talk, cough, or sneeze. A recent study found that even a simple cloth mask can be effective at preventing the spread of the virus.
So, sewing face masks are a great option if you’re looking for a way to help out during the pandemic. Not only will you be helping to keep yourself and others safe, but you can also make masks in fun and stylish fabrics. I hope you’ll be inspired to make some masks of your own.