10.05.2020

New Video: How to Sew a 3D Face Mask with ONE Pattern Piece!

New Video: How to Sew a 3D Face Mask with ONE Pattern Piece!

Making light of a dark situation is how we try to roll around here. If you gotta make a mask, you might as well make it FUN.

After wearing this 3D face mask in a "Dollar Store Video Haul" on my YT Channel last week, I received a ton of personal requests for a tutorial on it. Apparently, like me, a lot of us are still looking for that perfect DIY. Lemme tell ya, I wish I'd known about this style when all this ish began, because as far as masks go, it is the bomb diggety. So, I whipped up a step-by-step for ya! With some...intriguing assistance from Rob.

New Video: How to Sew a 3D Face Mask with ONE Pattern Piece!

This is our favorite mask. No center seam, no darts, and easily adjustable for all schnozzes. Marie at A Stitching Odyssey hepped me to this style via her Instagram. I changed it up to include an all-in-one elastic casing and an optional nose bridge. One pattern piece, and so easy to make! I just wish I'd known about it before sewing up the other 999 masks I've made.

Watch the step-by-step (with the usual hijinks) on the channel! Just click here:

How to Sew a 3D Face Mask: With ONE Pattern Piece!

Stay safe, and keep smiling, y'all. Or smizing. See you later this week with a garment post :)

17 comments:

  1. I looooove the video! Thank you very much... Last week I tried Marie's Version and I loved it except for the seperate elastic channel and thought of integrating it to the main piece for less fuss.
    Maybe I am just a bit mask-making-tired after the 1001 I already made... but now I've seen you video I know my idea works out!
    Thanks a lot :-*

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    1. I feel you! This pattern got me back on the mask making train. That train needed a break ;)

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  2. Great but how big is your original piece of paper before folding. Thanks

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    1. 10" X 7" will be big enough (multiply the "dot measurements" by 2 and add a little extra for security). Or, use a piece of (used) printer paper.

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    2. Yes, Debbie thank you! A sheet of old printer paper is great, even a sheet of 8 1.2 x 11 spiral notebook paper. The finished pattern piece really isn’t very big.

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  3. You brighten my day!...will definitely be making this mask...where did you get your T-Shirt?
    Thank You!

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    1. Isn’t that tee great? It was a birthday prize from Rob. I think he found it at target!

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  4. Thank you for making and sharing some lighthearted fun during these difficult times!

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  5. LOVE this pattern! I had to make a couple to get the fit right but the third one is PERFECT. People are asking me where I got such a great fitting mask. I took one inch out of height and slashed it vertically and added 1/2 inch for more breathing room. Then added a dart in the chin piece right at the chin for no-gap. It's perfect, easy, fun to wear and I have given the link to several people already. Thank you, Thank you!!

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    1. Hi Laurie, can you elaborate on what you mean by "slashed it vertically and added half an inch"? Do you mean that you cut the pattern in half vertically to add an inch to the middle? I'm excited to try this! No more fog!

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  6. As I previously stated I am in love with this mask pattern. I now have friends and family and strangers crawling out of the woodwork asking me to make them for them. I am happy to do that, but I adjusted it to exactly fit me. Do you have a suggestion as to how to make one that fit's when the person's face is across the country? as some of my family are. Thanks

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    1. I love your mods! That vertical slash is a great idea. With the horizontal and vertical slashes, it’s almost like a full bust adjustment for the face...hmmmm....

      I would have the person measure from just above the tip of their nose to the bottom of the chin, and then compare that against your own measurement. If you’ve made a few different sizes for people virtually closer to you, you might find a match there....

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!