For anyone who has a sewing machine and wants to join in the effort of making masks to donate, here’s a super simple and straightforward pattern as posted by @rickowensfortarget
It’s a simple one that addresses all the issues with sizing, filtration, and elastic.
1. Cut a rectangle 12"x16", and trim off a 3" strip.
2. Mark your fabric ends at 1" and 1.5" on the wrong side of the fabric, then fold the ends up to meet the first line, then again to meet the second. Press, stitch in place.
3. Get a 5" strip of bias tape or ribbon. Turn in ends 1/2", center on very top seam (get it closer to the top than I have in the photo), stitch on three sides, leave end open.
Fold fabric in half, wrong sides together, press, face open end down.
4. Mark fabric 1.5" and 1" from bottom, fold lines to meet and press. First pleat.
5. Mark fabric 1/2" and 1" up from top of first pleat, fold lines to meet and press. Second pleat.
6. Do this one more time, third pleat. Pin and stitch up the sides, 3/5". 7. Cut your 3" fabric strip into two 5" pieces. Turn 1/2" over on three sides, lay the flat long edge along the side of the mask, stitch at 1/2". Repeat on other side.
8. Flip your fabric channel to the other side of the mask, cover your stitch line from the other side slightly with the edge of the fabric. Press.
9. Stitch in the ditch! Flip your mask right side up again and stitch right along your seam from step 7. The slight overlap you did on the other side will ensure the stitch catches that side.
10. The side channel you created is for any thickness of elastic, ribbon, string, up to 1", thread it with a safety pin. Slip a little wire into the nose pocket you made at the top, and put a paper towel or other disposable filter in the top pocket.
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