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How To Make a Homemade Cloth Mask - DIY

The US Center for Disease Control now recommends that all Americans wear face masks in public to reduce transmission of Covid-19. We recently announced our mask that was set to be released this week and the feedback has been dope. We're stoked that we get to release a mask to the public and to be able to donate masks to Union Rescue Mission. Do to insane demand these are a few days out and will drop next week. We'll make sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, we want to hook you up with a DIY Cloth Mask Tutorial which shows you how to make a mask with any tees or shirts you have laying around. Enjoy! 

 STEP 1

Gather supplies

  • Mask Pattern (printable or graph paper to hand draw) - 
  • T-Shirts (cotton, cotton blend, woven or flannel)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Marking pen
  • Elastic or any string/lace to tie
  • Pin or clips and safety pin
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

 

 STEP 2

  • Measure your printed pattern

 

 STEP 3

  •  Pin or trace pattern onto the shirt

 

STEP 4

  • Repeat for pocket lining

STEP 5

  • Cut two mirrored pieces

 

STEP 6

  • Pin or clip right sides together

 

STEP 7

  • Sew with machine or by hand

  • You should have two pieces like this

 

STEP 8 

  • Fold edges of lining under ¼” and Sew
  • We used a serger here but it is not necessary

 

STEP 9

  •  Topstitch center seams to create a neater finish and mask will lay flatter when worn.

 

STEP 10

  • Turn Main and lining pieces right side out

  • Place lining inside
  • They should have right sides facing each other
  • Pin or clip

STEP 11

  • Sew top and bottom edges together

 

STEP 12

  • Turn pieces so that insides are touching and both right sides are facing out

STEP 13

  • Topstitch top and bottom

STEP 14

  • Clip or pin outer edges
  • Again, we used a serger here and cut off seam allowance. You can simply fold over 1/8-1/4” twice and sew

  • Pin and catch the little piece of unfinished edge here

 

  • Don’t forget to leave approx. ¼-3/8” opening, this is where you insert elastic or laces

 

  • Done

 

STEP 15

  • A safety pin will help you insert elastic

 

STEP 16

 

  • Simply hook pin through elastic and pull through the channel you created

 

STEP 17

  • Repeat for other side

 

STEP 18

  • Elastic can be tied and adjusted as needed. Tuck inside mask or leave out

 

STEP 19

  • If you can’t find filters, you can cut up more of the t-shirt and use that. Good luck! If you finished, well done. Congrats! You have made your own cloth mask. 

 

AND YOU'RE DONE! 

The pattern we used can be found HERE. Stay Lifted!