We know at a precarious time like this, not everyone has the ability to purchase protective ware. We wanted to share our pattern and make the ability to protect yourself and others accessible. Khuyên, our studio director, shows you how to make a non-medical mask using commonly found fabric in your home, without the need of a sewing machine.
This tutorial uses Kaarem techniques, but feel free to improvise. Also, use what you have and most importantly have fun.
Project time: ~ 1 hour
What you'll need
1. Paper + printer
6. Ironing Board
10. Two types of fabric (preferably a stretchy & a non-stretchy)
Here's the tutorial:
Open the pattern file and print it out on the corresponding A4 or US Letter paper size at full scale and then cut the pattern out.
Fold your stretchy fabric in half and place the outer pattern on top, cut along the edges- once complete you'll have two pieces.
Helpful tip, use pins to keep the pieces together!
Repeat the previous step using the non-stretch fabric and the inner pattern.
Pencil the darts.
Along the curved edges on both the inner and outer pieces, mark the center stitching lines (1cm) using pencil.
Stitch the two inner and two outer pieces.
Make the marks.
Pin, sew and trim.
Flip inside out and iron.
Time to create space for the ear loops to sit in. Fold the outer edges inwards; you'll be folding it over twice, once to create a clean edge and once more to create the space. The first fold is at 1cm in and the second fold is at 2cm in. Iron the folds flat with paper to create clean edge.
Using the same stretchy fabric as the outer layer, cut 2: 1cm wide x 21cm long strips. These will be your ear loops
Stay safe everyone! 😷
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