Fabric Face Mask - No sewing machine required

by - March 20, 2020

  • POST UPDATE: April/3/2020 
  • The CDC is now recommending Americans to wear fabric masks to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus.
  • Please keep in mind that standing 6 feet away from people, washing your hands frequently, avoid touching the face, and staying at home is crucial to avoid getting sick.

Surgical face masks have been out of stock for a while now. Ever since the coronavirus (covid-19) became a pandemic, everyone's been stocking up on all sorts of stuff, including surgical facemask. With the coronavirus spreading easily and rapidly, I don't blame people for being scared, as I am too. Unfortunately, many people are hoarding, and because of that, most people don't get the opportunity to buy those items. If you're an elder or if you have any health conditions, that may put you at a higher risk of getting infected by this virus, so using a surgical face mask is ideal. Medical professionals now advise us to wear a facemask especially, if you are sick or if you're taking care of someone with a suspected Covid-19 infection. It's important to note that homemade facemasks aren't as effective as surgical facemasks. However, if you still decide to use a facemask, it's crucial to clean your hands frequently with soap and water for the mask to be effective.  Make an effort to stand within 6 feet away from people and avoid social gatherings to avoid risking getting infected by the virus. With all of that being said, try your best to stay at home unless you really need to go out. Surprisingly making a face mask is really simple, so without further ado, let's get started with the tutorial...

  • Main Fabric  (cotton material) (prewashed)
  • Inner Fabric (cotton material) (prewashed)
  • Needle & Thread
  • Scissors
  • Elastic Band
  • Pins
  • Paper & Pen
QUICK DISCLAIMER: I make no claims that these masks will protect you against covid-19. Use it at your own risk.


1.) Start by drawing the template down below. Keep in mind that everyone is different, so adjust the measurements if needed.

2.) Cut out the pattern, fold the fabric in half (with the wrong sides facing each other,) and pin in place.

3.) Cut the fabric, leaving a 1/2inch seam allowance.

4.) Repeat the same steps for the inner fabric. You should end up with 4 patterns in total.

5.) Pin the curved edges of the fabric, with the wrong sides facing each other, and sew.

6.) Do the same for the inner fabric.

7.) Carefully, clip along the edge.

8.) Pin both of the fabrics, with the right sides facing each other.

9.) Sew the top and the bottom together.

10.) Flip the mask inside out.

11.) To create the pocket of the elastic strings, fold in the side, and sew straight down. Do the same for the other side.

12.) Cut two elastic strings (10 inches) and insert them through the pockets of the masks. Stitch the ends, or tie a knot, to secure in place.

You are all done!

  • It's important to always wash your mask after every use.
  • Avoid removing the mask from the front of the face. 
  • Instead, remove the mask from the ears.
 Thank you all, and stay safe...


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