Introduction: Face Mask With Breathing Valve

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This is a face mask with breathing valve and PM2.5 filter pocket.


-LINK to Pattern:

-LINK to Bias tape folder kit:

-LINK to Bias Tape:

-LINK to Industrial Bias Tape Attachment:

-LINK to Fabric:

-LINK to Lining:

-LINK to Breathing Valve:

-LINK to Breathing Valve 2:

-LINK to Braided Elastic:

-LINK to Ear Elastic(soft on ears):

LINK to PM2.5 Filter:

-LINK to Coated Wire Tie:

-LINK to Twist Ties:

-LINK to Elastic Cord Stopper:

Step 1: Gather Supplies

-Fabric outer layer: .25 yards (cotton, or any fabric that is tightly woven)

-Fabric lining: .25 yards (non stretch soft cotton)

-Bias tape: Extra wide

-Braided Elastic 1/8in(.32cm): 24 inches

-Cord (optional)

-Breathing valve: 1

-PM2.5 filter

-Printable Pattern

Step 2: Cut Pattern

-Front main panel: Cut 1

-Front and lining bottom panel: Cut 1 outer layer fabric. Cut 1 lining fabric.

-Lining side panel: Cut 2 lining fabric

-Center lining panel: Cut 1 lining fabric

Step 3: Hem Lining

-Mark the hem lines on the lining panels and lining side panels.

-Roll over and pin edge.

-Sew at .25 inch seam allowance.

Step 4: Lining Peak

-Place the right sides together.

-Sew as close as you can to the edge.

Step 5: Attach Lining Panels

-Overlap the center lining panel with the side lining panels.

-Tack stitch where panels overlap

-Stitch as close as you can to the edge.

Step 6: Attach Lining Bottom

-Line up notch points on bottom lining and center lining panels.

-Pin bottom in to position.

-Sew at .25 inch seam allowance.

Step 7: Outer Layer Point

-Place right sides together.

-Sew as close as you can to the edge.

-Trim seam allowance.

Step 8: Attach Bottom

-Line up notches.


-Sew with .25 inch seam allowance.

-This step is done the same way as lining.

Step 9: Place Outer Layer and Lining Together

-Place the outer layer and lining together. Make sure wrong sides are together.

-Line up bottom notches and nose point.

-Pin together.

Step 10: Bias Tape Top and Bottom Edge (Premade Bias Tape Method)

-Add bias tape to the top and bottom edge. -You can use made bias tape, make your own bias tape, or bias tape attachment. All methods work.

-Sew in the twist tie when adding the bias tape to the top edge.

-BIAS TAPE TIE BACK OPTION: Leave 10 inches at the start and end of each edge. This will give you enough bias tape to tie behind your head. NOTE: you can always trim the bias tape down if it is to long :)

-ELASTIC or CORD OPTION: Add bias tape on both edges. Do not need to go past the sides.

Step 11: Making Bias Tape

-Use bias tape making kit.

-Cut bias tape to folder size.

-Feed bias tape though folder and iron.

Step 12: Double Fold Bias Tape Attachment

-You can also use a double fold bias tape attachment to save time. This will fold the bias tape and sew it on at the same time.

Step 13: Bias Tape Tie Back Method

-If you are choosing to use the bias tape as the tie backs you are complete and can move onto the breathing valve step.

-I do recommend cleaning up the raw side edge to prevent fraying. This is best done before adding the bias tape.

Step 14: Cord Method

-Cut cord at 24 inches. This will give you enough cord to tie around the back of your head.

-Place the cord on the inside. Roll the edge over and hem down.

-Do not sew over the cord. You want the cord to side inside the hem.

Step 15: Elastic Method

-Cut 11 inches of elastic.

-Same idea as the cord method.

-Place the elastic on the inside. Roll the edge over and hem down.

-Do not sew over the elastic. You want the cord to side inside the hem.

Step 16: Tie Elastic

-Tie the elastic ends together.

-Move the knot into the hem.

Step 17: Add Elastic Stoppers

-Elastic stopper are great for adjusting the size of the elastic loop.

-Pinch the elastic together and slide it though the stopper.

Step 18: Adding Breathing Valve

-Place back of breathing valve on the inside of the mask thought the hole.

-Snap top on to secure on outer layer.

Step 19: Add Filter

-Add pm2.5 filter and you are done! :)

Step 20: Video Instructions

If you are having trouble figuring out any steps. I recommend checking out the detailed video. I go through every step :)