5 Free and Helpful Sewing Patterns for Face Masks

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Need a craft project and also an extra face covering? Thankfully, plenty of people online are happy to share their tips for how to make one at home.

While there are plenty of no-sew hacks, if you want to get creative and put your sewing skills to use, you can find a few sewing patterns, too. Keep in mind that the Centers for Disease Control currently recommends three materials for homemade face coverings: cotton fabric, a t-shirt, or a bandana. Here are just a few sewing patterns to try.

1.  Tiana's Closet Face Mask Pattern

If you're making face masks for both yourself and younger members of the family, Tiana's Closet shared a PDF with two different sizes. But it's important to note: the CDC doesn't recommend face coverings for kids under two years of age.

Download the pattern here.

2. Joann Mask Sewing Pattern

Craft retailer Joann has a hub dedicated to making masks with plenty of resources. You can find a printable sewing pattern in four different sizes; this pattern was shared by a former healthcare worker.

Download the pattern here.

3. Washington Post Fabric Mask Sewing Pattern

In light of recent recommendations for face coverings, the Washington Post shared its own sewing pattern. It's designed by Grace Jun, assistant professor of fashion at Parsons School of Design and chief executive of Open Style Lab.

Download the pattern here.

4. Craft Passion Face Mask Sewing Pattern

Craft Passion posted sewing patterns formatted for different age ranges; there are also options for including a nose wire (for glasses wearers!) or seams.

Download the patterns here.

5. Unity Point Health Olson Mask Pattern

Iowa-based Unity Point Health has asked for sewing volunteers and shared its pattern. This pattern is just for the mask part, as St. Luke's hospital will add double side tape and hair ties later — so keep that in mind when making them for yourself if you choose to use these instructions.

Download the patterns here.

Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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