Denim Face Mask

by JOANN |

Item # 042188731P326
Denim Face Mask is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 78.
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Intermediate Varies
  • Body Fabric- Denim 10-12 oz  or 100% cotton fabric
  • Fabric Ties 2 yards - Use 1/2" double fold bias tape, 3/8” Twill Tape, 3/8” Grosgrain ribbon or make your own using knit or woven fabric
  • Lightweight, nonwoven fusible interfacing
  • Pattern template (download PDF under print description above)
  • Basic Sewing Supplies

  1. Download the pattern by clicking “download PDF” below Print Description on the right.
  2. Cut four of pattern out of denim (cut 2 together, twice) Apply interfacing to wrong side of denim pieces.
  3. Cut fabric ties to about 18” each.
  4. To make your own woven fabric ties, cut strips 1 1/2" X 36” long. Fold strip in half long ways and press. Fold raw edges in toward center fold and press again. Stitch down the side to close tie. Cut to 18” length and finish one side by folding twice about 1/4" and stitching to secure.
  5. To make your own knit fabric ties, cut strips of knit fabric 1 1/2" wide. Stretch strips out until knit fabric rolls. Trim down to 18” lengths.
  6. Match two pieces of denim right sides together, and sew the outer curve using 3/8” seam allowance. Repeat with remaining two pieces. 
  7. Open pieces and press both seam allowances to the right.
  8. Top stitch down the seam allowance, about 1/4” from the seam.
  9. Lay one half of the mask down with the right side facing up. Pin raw ends of fabric ties in each corner, placing them 1/2" up/down from the top and bottom edges. Finished tie ends should extend toward the middle of the mask. Once ties are pinned in place, bundle the tie ends together in the center of the mask.
  10. Match front and back pieces right sides together, nesting center front seams.
  11. Pin and sew around the exterior of the mask, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the mask between the center front seam and corner.
  12. Clip across corners, taking care not to cut through the stitching.
  13. Turn mask right side out and press.
  14. Top stitch around the mask, closing the hole at the bottom in the process.

Please read and follow all manufacturers' instructions for all tools and materials used. Provide adult supervision if children participate in this project. Masks are not intended for hospital or medical use and are not OSHA certified. Please follow CDC guidelines for use of masks.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few questions I have been doing intense research to find the "perfect " mask! It seems that every article I read says something different, which is fine but can be confusing. I have sewn at least 10 different designs including this one on my mask journey. A few questions for anyone please!! The first one has to do with this one, and many others having a center seam. I have read that because the bacteria of this Covid is so tiny, it can pass through the smallest of small holes. I have also read comments from many health care professionals that warn against the center seam that runs right across the mouth and nose giving the bacteria a straight shot into your mucus membranes. The seam also runs right between your eyed~ another way to enter your body. I have been experimenting with several patterns that fit well and have no center seam. Any thoughts on this? My next question is in regards to the use of pins. I have been using the tiny clips since reading that the use of pins is just placing a hole for Covid to sneak through. Does anyone know more about this? God Bless everyone making masks for family, friends, and their community!! I sometimes wonder if I will ever see our wonderful nation returned to normal or is this going to be the new norm? At least I will be be staying safe and wearing my styling masks!! Be safe too!
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fit lovely pattern. Ties are so much more comfortable than elastic. The mask isn't suffocating! Thanks!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy and fit better, but DON'T use a HEPA filter These masks are easy to make and the best fit I've found so far, but keep in mind even 3 layers doesn't improve efficacy to better than 40%, An N95 mask is 95% effective, Adding a HEPA filter (vacuum or)A/C filter) adds a new problem: class being inhaled! Part of the reason is that most HEPA filters are composed of microscopic glass fibers, which can be harmful to the lungs if inhaled. There are vacuum bags made without glass fibers, but these are "micro-filters," not HEPA filters, which only block particles 2 microns in size and the COVID19 is smaller than that. Cloth masks help non-medical folks as a reminder not to touch their eyes, nose, face; to turn their head to cough or sneeze and do it into their elbow, and to stay apart from others (an incompletely cover cough or sneeze goes farther than 6 feet) and wash hands for 20 seconds a thousand times a day. So I give the cloth ones (and I've made a bunch) to friends, family, teachers, etc., with that caveat. That said, this pattern fits well and is my preferred style. Yes, I'm a nurse practitioner and to date, after 40 years have never caught anything from a patient
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please give me a link to the PDF I want to make this mask, but CANNOT find the link to the PDF. Help please.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tutorial. I am happy with the result. I am new to all of this, so this was my second attempt at a mask. The first being a surgical style mask. I used some old REI hiking pants for the material, cotton blend. I did not use an interface layer. I made my own ties using T-shirt material, and that was much easier to work with than I expected. My only complaint with the video was at 1:40, where you press the seam allowance to the right and top-stitch. I would have loved to have seen the actual sewing of that. It took me several tries before I figured out how to do it. I'm still not sure it is correct, but the end result is good enough for now!
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pattern After seeing the alteration on one of the reviews, I altered my printed copy and it does make for a better fit. For those of you who need a size of this pattern for children, put the pattern on a printer and reduce the size to 78% and 80% etc....I found it made for a good fit for children.....good luck
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adjustments for inner liner of this pattern I found some non-woven fusible interfacing in my sewing stash. It's one of the materials in short supply right now. I have other non-woven interfacing, but it's not fusible. The fusible seals the cotton for more of a barrier, but the non-woven is important. It wasn't enough of a barrier according to the comments on Joanns (where I found the pattern ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ They recommended flannel. I have yards of pink felt from a pink poodle skirt project we did years ago. I washed it and it came out beautifully light and wasn't a heavy project felt. I think when we did the project that I ordered 25-40 yards. Each skirt took 2-4 yds. I think I have between 5-10 yds and scraps left. It is not woven which is the advantage. Because it was yardage and thinner, it works with the light fusible. This makes 2 barriers. It is fully washable and de.laundry detergent is enough to cleanse- kill virus, just like the 20second hand wash with soap. I cut the fleece smaller than the pattern by .25 inch, as in my first one , it bunched in the seams and caused a bulkiness. I had to cut off several strips. Cutting it slightly smaller it laid better. I basted it with the elastic at the edges of circumference of the mask just near the joining seam to the wrong side of the lining. I put the wrong sides together, of the felt and inner lining, so the seams were together ( one folded right- the other left to avoid bulk at the nose. They also recommend flannel as an additional barrier to the interfacing. I have some, but I have more of the pink felt. The pattern has a top stitching on the outside of the center seam at the nose. I skipped this as it would be a tough maneuver on my machine. After turning right side out, I did complete the .25 top stitching around the Parameter, which seals the turning opening in a seam and keeps the mask shape firmer. I ordered some things from Joann and when Dave picked it up, he asked about their mask kits. They are giving away materials for masks and asking people to return the masks to them for local distribution to health care workers. Their goal was 100 million masks. They had 1 yard of fabric, thread, and one small pkg of funky elastic. I'll use it, but the .25 inch is stronger for off/on usage. I also have some double binding and can make cloth ties, too. For ears- 6 inch looped on the sides- best for shopping. Workers need full elastic around the head ( for Dave large head 13.25 top- 11.25 lower was comfortable) to avoid constant adjustments. As this can be adjusted by the wearer with a knot, cutting a bit larger is okay. These are my learning insight after making 4 - I'm sure I'll adjust as I go. The 3 are for children. I cut the pattern .25-ish smaller all around. The regular pattern was a good size for Dave and covered his beard, too. It has room for the nose and doesn't feel like pressure or that suffocating feeling.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way easier to make than the surgical with pleats This mask is very easy to make. I use the pattern as is for women. Enlarge it on my copier 105% for men, and 110% for an extra large men’s. I use 85% for small children. When I cut it out I leave about an extra 1/4 seam allowance for the bridge of the nose so I can put a pipe cleaner in there.
Date published: 2020-05-02
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