If you’re in the sewing world it’s highly likely you have been creating face masks to help protect yourself and family against COVID-19. I’ve made a few different types of masks but these have been my favourite pattern so far. I’ve even started selling them on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy Store.
The best fabric I found is the Duck Cloth Cotton, Drill, Denim or Linen, which is quite thick and soft on your face. As you can see I’ve made a huge range for adults and children’s sizing.
Description: Pleated Masks with a split in the back to include extra filters.
Sewing Pattern: Sarah Maker – Pleated Face Mask
Fabric Used: Cotton Duck Cloth, Drill and Linen
However, if you’ve been to Spotlight or any local fabric store you might have found the 3-6mm elastic is completely sold out everywhere. The best way to get your hands on elastic is to go direct to suppliers, such as Homecraft Textiles (for Australian readers). I purchased a 100m roll and they shipped it out that day via express post.
If you’re interested in buying any of these masks they are still available on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy store. Otherwise this is the perfect beginner sewing pattern to get started in your sewing journey!!
Hope you’re all staying safe during this tough time!!