2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Whether you're for or against, the mask will be part of many parents' back-to-school this year. With this new reality, I decided to prepare for our return to school by making seamless masks for the whole family. A super easy craft that only requires a minimum of materials!
Making a mask without a sewing machine
After a chaotic, rainbow-filled spring, I wanted to get my kids involved in making their own masks. Everyone was able to choose their favorite pattern to bring a little sweetness to this new reality.
To make it more accessible, I chose to make our masks seamless: a great alternative for those who don't have access to a sewing machine or just don't have any sewing skills. sewing.
Supplies to make a homemade mask
To make your homemade masks, you need:
-2 x Cotton fabrics
For ages 8-12 6''x 8''
(Personally, it makes me too. I have a p' tite face.)
For ages 4-7 5''x 7''
-2 rubber bands 1/4" x7’’ or more.
-Permanent fabric adhesive.
All of these supplies can be found at a sewing store or online.
How to make a DIY mask
First, start by cutting out your fabric. If you are making your mask for a child, cut 2 pieces of fabric 5" x 7". If you are making a homemade mask for an adult, the size will be 6" x 8".
You will also need two rubber bands at 7" or more. Personally, I like to cut my rubber bands longer and adjust them by tying a knot in them.
Start by placing the 1st fabric facing you. Make 4 dots of glue and place the rubber bands.
Apply a thin layer of fabric glue around the perimeter, leaving a 2-inch gap at the bottom.
Then place your 2nd piece of cotton on top and press well to adhere.
Use sewing pins, paper clips, or pliers to hold rubber bands and fabric while it dries. Let it sit for about 1-2 hours. The glue must be completely dry before proceeding to the next step.
With the 2 inch space at the bottom of your mask, turn it inside out then remove your pins.
Add fabric glue to the 2 inch gap and seal it.
Now it's just a matter of pleating the short edges. This step will allow for a more comfortable and secure fit around the face.
I suggest you watch thevideo. It will be 1000x clearer than if I write this to you.;)
It is important to let your mask dry well. Here, I made mine in the evening and wore them the next day.
I hope this tutorial helps your kids (and you!) take the stress out of your back to school and brighten things up a bit. With that, happy crafting!