Face Mask

Introduction: Face Mask

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This is a face mask with PM2.5 filter pocket.

Supplies

***Supplies Needed***

-LINK to Pattern: https://www.properfitclothing.com/product-page/fl...

-LINK to Fabric: https://amzn.to/2lNrnly

-LINK to Lining: https://amzn.to/2QkCcb8

-LINK to Braided Elastic: https://amzn.to/3d9LRLF

-LINK to PM2.5 Filter: https://amzn.to/2WjyP8k

-LINK to Coated Wire Tie: https://amzn.to/2wfnmvA

-LINK to Bias tape folder kit: https://goo.gl/E4X5go

-LINK to Bias Tape: https://goo.gl/rtMLte

-LINK to Industrial Bias Tape Attachment: https://amzn.to/2Ua3It3

Step 1: Gather Supplies

-Fabric outer layer: .25 yards (canvas, twill, 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

-PM2.5 filter

Step 2: Cut Pattern

-Front main panel: Cut 1-2 depending on how many layer you want for protection. This can also be determined by how loose your fabric is. Just keep in mind the more layer the more protection.

-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 onto the lining panels.

-Both sides of center lining panel and only the inside edges of the 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 just the bottoms.

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: Tack Stitch

-Tack stitch top overlapping panels.

Step 8: Outer Layer Point

-Place right sides together.

-Sew as close as you can to the edge.

Step 9: Attach Bottom

-Line up notches.

-Pin

-Sew with .25 inch seam allowance.

-This step is done the same way as lining.

Step 10: Place Outer Layer and Lining Together

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

-Line up bottom notches and nose point.

-Pin together.

Step 11: Bias Tape Edges

-You can use made bias tape or bias tape attachment. Both methods work.

-When sewing on top edge bias tape. Add twist tie or other bendy object above the nose. This will allow of adjustment around the nose area. I just mine at 3 inches or you can use a full twist tie.

Step 12: Finish Side Edges

-Serge or zig-zag stitch side edges to prevent fraying.

Step 13: Add Elastic

-Place 12 inches of elastic on outside edge.

-Roll over edge and pin.

-Do not sew over the elastic.

Step 14: Tie Elastic

-Tie the elastic ends together.

-Move the knot into the hem.

Step 15: Add PM2.5 Filter

-Add the filter into the pocket and you are all finished!

Step 16: Video Instructions

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    25 Comments

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    Mikeis4
    Mikeis4

    Question 1 year ago

    Hi there,
    I love this fitted face mask pattern but wondered how to adjust it if I don't want to use bias tape but just sew the right sides together and turn it right side out.. Otherwise it fits great!
    Thanks!

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    ceiligirl
    ceiligirl

    1 year ago

    You have to buy the pattern. In my opinion, that's kind of lowdown because most of us are making these to donate. On a side note, this seems to me to be the best pattern available right now. The other fitted ones have a seam right down the front! Seam = perforations!!
    Mask pattern: https://www.properfitclothing.com/product-page/flu-mask-pattern-download

    I also read an article that Suay (a remanufacturer that works with Patagonia) tested a lot of matierial for filtration properties and there were two brands of disposable blue shop towels (one brand at Menards, one brand at Home Depot) that had .3 filtration, were washable up to 3 times while maintaining filtration properties. And they're not expensive. And where I am, they're both in stock:
    Menards: https://www.menards.com/main/tools/automotive/automotive-cleaning-detailing/toolbox-reg-shop-towels-200-count/5520208/p-1550129336687.htm#
    Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZEP-9-in-W-x-12-5-in-L-Blue-Industrial-Towels-1049801/305031399?irgwc=1&cm_mmc=afl-ir-10078-456723-businessinsider.com&clickid=wH9ypIylBxyOR3pwUx0Mo3chUki0bz19xxfXSM0

    Article https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4 (scroll farther down to read the full article, not just bullet points)

    Also, if you're going to get those blue shop towels, the term to search for to find the wire is TWIST TIE. Menards has a reel of 16' for $1.95. https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/planters-hanging-basket-accessories/164-plant-twist-tie/846/p-1536906619687-c-2654092911144963.htm

    I'm going to suck it up and buy the pattern because I don't want to waste my time right now making it from scratch. My friend said her hospital is running really low, like might be out by Monday.

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    zimitt
    zimitt

    Reply 1 year ago

    I agree, a bit shameful to be charging $ for this simple pattern in these desperate times.

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    raggin
    raggin

    Reply 1 year ago

    I buy a lot of their patterns. I don’t think it’s wrong at all. In fact I personally think it’s wrong to expect them to do it for free. I made over 200 masks for hospitals and ran out of fabric. At first I was doing for donations but then people would want 50 and give a $2 donation. My fabric is not free. So now I’m charging $3 a mask because of people like y’all that want everything for free!

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    zimitt
    zimitt

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hmmm, interesting. I've made over 300 and donated them without any expectation of "donations" and would not accept whatever was offered. I'm happy for you, making a profit in these hard times. I'll still stick to donating my time and materials for people who are risking their lives to keep me safe.

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    raggin
    raggin

    Reply 1 year ago

    Why wouldn’t you want to do it from scratch? Maybe because your time is valuable? I really can’t believe people are complaining about paying a couple of dollars. You do realize if you don’t have anything nice to say you should move on. On another note....

    I buy a lot of their patterns. I don’t think it’s wrong at all. In fact I personally think it’s wrong to expect them to do it for free. I made over 200 masks for hospitals and ran out of fabric. At first I was doing for donations but then people would want 50 and give a $2 donation. My fabric is not free. So now I’m charging $3 a mask because of people like y’all that want everything for free!

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    wesleygcross
    wesleygcross

    1 year ago

    Pattern is not showing up in the link

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    raggin
    raggin

    Reply 1 year ago

    Why is it disgusting???

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    ProperFit Clothing
    ProperFit Clothing

    Reply 1 year ago

    I can send the pattern for free. Please email us. Sorry for the delayed response. I do not get on here and read comments.

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    raggin
    raggin

    1 year ago on Introduction

    I have ordered three patterns from you! I love them. I saw where you were talking about the patter being free if —— I guess someone was complaining about it costing something. 😡 Everytime I come to your site your running a sale or if not you are the next week or so, where it makes the patterns a dollar or two! If they go get any other kind of pattern they pay for it. Your items are unique. That being said PLEASE Continue to charge for your patterns rather it’s a mask or surgical cap.... that way I still have some uniqueness!!
    Another note i caught grief for selling for masks for $3! I started charging $3 after I made over 200 for hospitals for free and had no fabric!! Idk where they get their fabric for free but mine costs real money!!

    Keep doing what your doing and I will keep buying them! 😃 In fact I’m going to grab this one now! Look forward to making it this week for me and mine! Will post pics when done! Thanks again!

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    judiseip
    judiseip

    Question 1 year ago on Step 16

    The link to the face mask pattern doesn't work "not found". Even after I joined.

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    ProperFit Clothing
    ProperFit Clothing

    Answer 1 year ago

    Yes, the link does. You need to download the pattern and open it. When you click the download button it will automatically download to your "downloads folder" from there you can open the pattern. I test my patterns on all devices including mobile. Please email if you are still having issues. I would love to help! :)

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    Corona2020
    Corona2020

    1 year ago

    I have purchased the pattern but I'm not able to download please help.

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    ProperFit Clothing
    ProperFit Clothing

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes, the link works. When you click the download button it will automatically download to your "downloads folder" from there you can open the pattern. I test my patterns on all devices including mobile. If you have any issues please email me at properfitclothing@gmail.com. I would love to help! :)

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    Corona2020
    Corona2020

    Reply 1 year ago

    Proof of purchase.

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    Cain147
    Cain147

    1 year ago

    Any other way to get the pattern?

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    mickiedeal
    mickiedeal

    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    I can’t print the PDF instructions for the Flu Mask. Please help.