Proper hygiene is critical when making face masks for healthcare providers
Wash your hands for 60 seconds with soap and water
Sterilize your sewing machine with disinfectant
Wash your hands again before continuing to work
Wear a face mask while making a face mask
Wash the fabric from the kit
Sanitize sewing machine, and tools
Sanitize any other material in the kit
Iron the fabric from the kit received
Cut several patterns out, so you can lay out more than 1 at a time on the fabric.Disclaimer: Please discard the pattern specified on the image, and use the Pattern Man for the mask.
The top of the sheet and pillowcase can be cut off and ironed open, so that the fabric can also be used for masks.
To cut out large quantities, fold the fabric into 4 layers or as thick as you can, so you can cut comfortably.
To get the most pieces out of your fabric, layout of pattern pieces may be changed depending on the width of your fabric.
Layout pattern pieces as close as possible, to save fabric.
Sew center front seam, right sides together with 3/8th inch seam allowance.
Cut notches into curved seam allowance or trim with pinking shears so that seam will lay flatter when opened.
Finger press seam allowance to one side.
With right side of fabric up, topstitch 1/8 from seam catching in the seam allowance underneath.
(Note: press seam allowance the same direction on all pieces including lining so when they are stitched together the seam allowances will be going opposite directions and have less bulk.)
Seam to be stitched on both sides
Stitch lining fabric, same as top fabric at center front.
Fold 1/4 inch in sides of lining, then fold another 1/4 inch in. Iron or finger press.
Stitch fold close.
Place fabric and lining right sides together matching center seams.
Pin top and bottom edges. There should be 1 inch of fabric extending past lining edges.
Stitch top and bottom edge with 3/8th inch seam allowance. Back stitch stop and start to lock the seam.
Clip inner curves and cut notches into outer curves, so seams will lay flat.
Turn right sides out.
Press top and bottom edges.
Turn fabric side edges in 1/4 inch, then another 1/4 inch.
Use 1/4 inch bias tape with double fold.
Cut bias tape into 18 inch pieces.
You need 4 of the 18 inch pieces for each mask.
Back stitch at beginning and end of bias tape ties.
Slip 1/2 inch of tie between lining and outer fabric at each corner.
Stitch and back stitch over first tie and continue stitching down folded edge of outer fabric. Stitch and back stitch at next tie, with needle in down position, turn mask and continue to edge stitch around mask until you reached your starting point.
If you have a serger : The center front seam and top and bottom seams can be done on a serger. If you use a serger you do not need to clip and notch the curves. Side edges can also be serged which would eliminate the double turn on the edges (You would still do 1 single fold at side edges).
Wash the masks once done
Bundle masks in groups of 5
Pack the masks in a bag for pickup.