Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easy Formed Nose and Chin Face Mask With Filter Pocket Pattern

Make this easy face mask that forms to nose and chin with optional metal piece to shape around top of nose to give a more secure forming fit.

This can be made with elastic sew into side ends or a seam where elastic slips in and is then tied or sewn together as one continual piece which makes it adjustable. 

You can also use a 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 inch piece of pipe cleaner and insert it into the pocket, slide it up towards seam where nose is, and hand stitch below pipe cleaner some to give yourself more formation to the nose by shaping pipe cleaner on nose.

Easy Formed Nose and Chin Face Mask With Filter Pocket side view




MATERIALS:
½ yard cotton quilting fabric
Sewing Machine
Thread
Pins
Elastic ¼ to 1/8 inch wide (or elastic of your choice)
1 - 4 ½ to 5 ½ inch piece of pipe cleaner to form around nose (optional)
Scissors
Pinking Sheers (optional)
Iron
Iron Board
CUTTING:
Cut 2 of top mask (1 for outer and 1 for lining)
Cut 1 pocket for filter
2 - 11 ½ pieces of ¼ or 1/8 inch elastic (this runs through sides and tie or sew ends of elastic
OR
2 - 5 inch pieces (for smaller face) or 2 - 6 inch pieces (for larger face) of ¼ or 1/8 inch elastic (this gets sewn into sides and loops around ears.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Take pocket filter piece and turn bottom ends ¼ inch and press, then turn another ¼ inch and press again for a hem. Stitch hem ends.

NOTE: If mask is to tall or wide, adjust your seam allowance.

2.  All pieces: With right sided together, sew ¼ inch seam allowance, from fold out to angle for nose. Then from fold out to angle for chin. You can trim edges with pinking sheers. Press sewn seams.

3. Lay lining pretty side up.

4. Lay filter pocket pretty side up on top of pretty side up lining.
5. Lay top of mask pretty side on on top of filter pocket.

6. Pin in place and stitch using ¼ inch seam allowance across top and then across bottom.  DO NOT SEW ENDS OF MASK. Trim with pinking sheers if desired.

7. Look inside and grab where right sides are facing (you can grab the wrong way and will have right side and wrong side of filter pocket show if turned the wrong way) and turn right side out.

8. Roll seams with fingers and press.
9. Turn right side inward to give a ¼ inch turn for hem on each end.

10. Top stitch top and bottom of mask.

TO SEW WITH 11 ½ INCH ELASTIC:
11 A. Fold ends ½ inch turn on filter side of mask and stitch close to end of hem. Repeat on other side.

11 B. Take elastic and thread it through a large eyed needle and run through side hem pocket on each side. Tie or sew ends of elastic to fit according to your side.

TO SEW WITH 5 or 6 INCH ELASTIC:
12. Pin in place one of the 5 or 6 inch piece of elastic at top of side end, and being careful not to twist elastic, pin at bottom of same side end. Stitch across ends making sure to back stitch on elastic pieces giving reinforcement. Repeat on other side.


OPTIONAL PIPE CLEANER FOR NOSE:
Take a 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 inch piece of pipe cleaner and insert it into one of the side pockets, pushing it upward towards the seam and centering it to nose area.
Hand stitch below pipe cleaner (enough to keep in place and be able to remove if pipe cleaner needs replaced).some to give yourself more formation to the nose by shaping pipe cleaner on nose.



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