Reusable Fabric Face Mask - No Sewing Machine Required

by - April 16, 2020

  • The CDC is now recommending Americans 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.

Hello guys and welcome, today I'm going to be sharing another fabric face mask tutorial that's reusable and a lot simpler to make than the previous tutorial I made over 3 weeks ago. Even though homemade face masks aren't as effective as a surgical face mask or an N95 mask. They are still a good option for those of us that do not have access to them and need them as a last resort. Especially with the shortage of face masks nowadays, we should leave those masks to health care providers and other medical first responders. Please try your best to avoid touching your face, and to wash your hands frequently to avoid getting sick.


  • Any tightly woven cotton fabric that's been prewashed ( You can also use a washcloth, t-shirt, or sheets)
  • Pins
  • Needle & Thread
  • Elastic Band 
  • Scissors
QUICK DISCLAIMER: I make no claims that these masks will protect you against covid-19. Use it at your own risk.


1.) For a medium-sized mask, draw a template 20cm by 17cm and cut out the pattern.
  • To make a large-sized mask, the measurements are 23 cm by 19 cm
  • To make masks for children, the measurements are 18 cm by 15 cm.
  • Please keep in mind that everyone's face shape is different, so adjust the measurements if needed.
  • For the elastic bands, cut 7-10 inches long, depending on the width of your face.

2.) Fold the fabric in half and cut according to the desired measurements above (I used the measurements 20 cm by 17 cm.)

3.) Pin the fabric with the right sides facing each other and pin.

4.) Sew the top and bottom together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

5.) Flip the mask inside out.

6.) Tuck in the sides and press.

7.) Pinch and fold the mask approx 5 cm down and press.

8.) Pinch and fold again, approx 3 cm down, and press.

9.) Place the ends of the elastic inside the edge of the mask. As shown in the picture below, and sew all of the sides.


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


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