No Sewing Machine Face Mask Tutorial with Free Pattern

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no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

No Sewing Machine Face Mask Tutorial with Free Pattern

(Note: This post may contain affiliate links. I make a small commission on any purchase you make, with no extra cost to you)!

Welcome back Crafters! I hope everyone is staying safe while we try to flatten the curve of this unfortunate corona virus.  I know some people are still required to go to work and face mask are hard to find, so I would like to share with you how to make a homemade face mask.
If you’re like me and your sewing machine is out of commission or you don’t have a sewing machine at home, don’t worry this tutorial is for you! I’m going to show you how to make this face mask with out a sewing machine.  I also provide my free SVG and printable pattern as a download at the end of this post! However, the pattern can be used with a sewing machine as well.

Supplies you will need:

  • face mask pattern/svg (forever free files)
  • fabric/terry cloth
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
  • ribbon/elastic 1/4″ wide
  • needle & thread
  • printer
  • paper
  • pen

(At this point you can be creative and find material inside your home: old shirts, towels, tea towels, scarfs etc.)
First you will need to print out my PDF pattern and cut it out with your scissors.
face mask printable pattern

Then trace the pattern on the back of your material with a pen.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Do the same to your terry cloth or the material you chose for your back piece of your face mask.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Next, overlay both your materials with the outer fabric facing inward. (See image below for reference).
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

The image below shows you where we are going to apply the fabric glue first. Along the top and bottom of the face mask.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Apply a line of glue fairly close to the edge. Then press them firmly together.  Let this dry for at least 2 hours.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Next, let’s cut the elastic or ribbon for your ear loops. You may use a ruler and cut it at 5.5 inches for an adult mask or you can use the pattern length that came with the PDF.  (You may change this length to fit your needs).
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

After glue has dried, turn your mask right side out.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

See image on how to fold in side flaps so trimmed edges do not show. Also to see where to apply the glue.

While you apply the glue, add in the edges of the elastic. Do this to both sides.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Next, press the edges down firmly. Use a pin to hold the elastic in place. Let dry for another 2 hours.
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Once dried, remove pins and use a needle and thread to secure elastic in place. (see image below).
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

Now you have your finished face mask made with out a sewing machine!
no sewing machine face mask tutorial and free pattern

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, grab the pattern below!  Stay safe out there and God bless!
Note: Wait 48 hours before you wash and use your mask.  Choose a Fabric glue that is permanent, washable and non-toxic. 
Disclosure: Homemade face mask made from fabric is not intended for medical use. Please refer to your countries health regulations for qualifying standards.

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9 Responses

  1. Thanks so much Gina, I’m in Florida with stay at home orders and I don’t sew! This looks super easy and something I can handle! I hope you realize how much of a help you’re going to be to so many!!!!

  2. thank you for sharing, I don’t sew but am crafty so i am making these for nurses i work at the hospital..you really have given me something to feel useful besides just sitting around waiting for the bad to happen
    xox
    Michigan loves you

  3. What is the size for an adult large face mask pattern. Thank you for sharing. Lorraine

  4. Thank you for making this easy. I could not find a pattern for a no sew mask and you provided…will be checking back with your site…thank you

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