Face Mask Sewing Tip Elastic From Sheets
Elastic cut from 100% cotton sheets to sew in face mask. It makes the perfect matching ear loops!
**CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.** They will not prevent COVID-19, but will help slow the spread. CDC
Using 100% cotton sheets you can trim the elastic from fitted sheets and use for the ear loops. It’s a great way to have matching ear loops for a fashionable face mask!
Here are a couple of face mask tutorials to get you started!
Face Mask with Straps – Here’s a face mask tutorial with straps that tie in the back.
Face Mask with Hair Bands – Here’s a face mask tutorial that uses hair bands for ear loops.
More Tips For Making Masks
- If you don’t have wire use foil. Just fold it a couple of times and cut it to fit your face mask.
- If you don’t have 100% cotton fabric use 100% cotton t-shirts.
- Cut t-shirts and use for the straps.
- Use bias tape for the straps.
Do you have any other tips? Share them with us in the comments.
Other Helpful Tips:
What Kind Of Fabric Do I Use To Make A Mask
Research shows to use 100% cotton fabric, 100% sheets or cotton t-shirts doubled layered. Hold fabric up and if you can see through it, it is too thin. Only use fabric and/or sheets you cannot see through.
Why Use Sewing Clips or Paper Clips Instead Of Sewing Pins
Pins puncture holes in the fabric. COVID-19 is highly contagious because the molecules are so small. Using pins puts holes in the fabric and will allow particles to get into the mask.
Can I Use Filters In The Mask
Yes! I have a tutorial here on how to make masks using small filters for face masks. (Coming Soon!)
How Can I Make A Mask With Hair Bands
If you are out of elastic or prefer to use hair bands see my tutorial here for masks made with hair bands.
I Want To Make Masks For Hospitals
There are so many hospitals that need masks. If you want to help go to this website and search hospitals in need by State.
When you find a hospital call them and ask them what kinds of masks they prefer before making them.