How to SEW a Medical FACE MASK // TUTORIAL

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Please visit CDC here on the proper use of homemade masks here:
2 pieces 100% cotton fabric 6" x 9"
1 piece cotton flannel or 100% Cotton Fabric 6" x 9"
2 elastic strips: 1/8" x 6” women, 7” men, 5” children
Kids size: make fabric 5”x7”, and elastic 5” long.
OUT OF ELASTIC? Use ribbon or fabric ties 18”-20” in length.
See my video on how to make a mask with fabric ties here:
OPTIONAL: To make the nose are a fit better you can sew a wire ribbon, pipe cleaner, or baggie tie to the lining piece before sewing all three layers together. :)
*** Masks are re-usable, but must be sanitized before/after each use! ***
* Use tightly woven cotton fabric, or hospital grade material.
* Keep in mind men and women will be wearing the masks when choosing fabric for mask that will be donated.
* Contact local health facilities to see if they are in need of donations.

Currently, the supply of surgical masks is at a critical all-time low throughout the entire nation. As a community of sewists, this is a great way we can band together and make a huge difference in this time of need!
In addition to helping medical staff during critical shortages, these masks can be used at home as well. While wearing homemade face masks will not prevent against catching a respiratory illness, they can help reduce the spread of large particles when someone sneezes or coughs.
* Fabric: 100% Cotton Quilting Fabric (I used a line from Bonnie and Camille for Moda)
* Juki TL2000 Qi:
* Aurifil 50wt Thread:
* Oliso Pro Smart Iron:
* Scissors:
* Wonder Clips:
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  • Iam working in the hospital and I really need that. Can you sell me some if u have extra?

    Wrong SendWrong Send30 phút trước
  • Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial it is great and easy to follow!

    YuliNoSaYuliNoSa33 phút trước
  • This is a great tutorial...easy and quick...thankyou!

    D HD HGiờ trước
  • Thank you!!!!!

    D’reisha’s CreationsD’reisha’s CreationsGiờ trước
  • Right about now is when I realized I should’ve learned to sew. 😞

    Vertigo BearVertigo BearGiờ trước
  • Obrigado por postar.

    Sandro BertteSandro Bertte2 giờ trước
  • How are you washing this and with what kind of soap? I don’t use bleach.

    MrsGxoxoMrsGxoxo2 giờ trước
  • How do you make child size?

    MrsGxoxoMrsGxoxo2 giờ trước
  • Hi Erica. I’m new to your channel. I’m doing the same thing as you and have helped over 50 people. Us seamstress ROCK ! I’m glad we are able to help . I just finished another 10 masks today. Tomorrow I’m taking a break and going to make some homemade bread for the family. God bless you. And for all the people on here. Be safe and thinking of you, especially our front end helpers. Praying for your all 🙏❤️🙏❤️

    Sunny GSunny G2 giờ trước
  • I work in a hospital, and we really appreciate the community making these for us. Ours are used as a cover that goes over top of our N95 mask to keep them clean longer. The cloth masks are taken home daily to be washed. One thing to mention PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE WORN BY MEN ALSO! We have so many pretty pink masks, but would love navy blue, black, sports fabrics, etc.

    TheLaffertysTheLaffertys2 giờ trước
  • That was awesome

    Brigette 5280Brigette 52802 giờ trước
  • Thanks! Easy and simple!

    Jeannie SalinasJeannie Salinas3 giờ trước
  • Thank you

    Krystle NowakowskiKrystle Nowakowski3 giờ trước
  • Love that you have a pink iron! So easy.....Thank YOU!

    BoxzeBoxze3 giờ trước
  • This will help me for my doctors’ appointment next week (I’m type one diabetic, along with that bad immune system, and bad asthma making me pretty high at risk even being a high school student 😅) my appoint being in the highest infected part of my state and being a big hospital this should help me out and not worry my mom, I figured I’d be fine without but making one of these will help my mom. Thanks 🙂

    Bear PawBear Paw3 giờ trước
  • Thank you also like the idea of felt in the middle ☺️👍

    kyddoemiko100kyddoemiko1003 giờ trước
  • best video so far

    Doris ChabotDoris Chabot3 giờ trước
  • yeah i do facemask and to be honest they freaking work

    Leslie AlzLeslie Alz3 giờ trước
  • I want to make masks but there's no elastic anywhere Im so sad

    Jasmine santacruzJasmine santacruz4 giờ trước
  • Thanks for your video and it’s very helpful for us 💕

    kosom sokkosom sok4 giờ trước
  • As a cosplayer I will answer the call

    The Road to Cosplay and Comic ConThe Road to Cosplay and Comic Con4 giờ trước
  • Lucyanne TooperLucyanne Tooper5 giờ trước
  • Can you put in a pocket in the middle so we can put a HIPAA filter in it so we can remove it to wash and put new filter in it as needed.

    yollie crameryollie cramer6 giờ trước
  • I've never used a sewing machine before. What should I look for in a basic model so I can make these masks?

    Amy BrounleyAmy Brounley6 giờ trước
  • Thank you. ✨🗽

    Be NiceBe Nice6 giờ trước
  • There not big enough

    Raymond SteinhartRaymond Steinhart6 giờ trước
  • After pleating it, how did you manage to sew thru all those layers . You had 3 layers and pleated you are sewing thru 6 layers and my machine with a heavy duty needle in still locked up.

    Laura WeisLaura Weis6 giờ trước
  • I used a bandana wrapped with a coffee filter. A little hard to pull air through, but maybe that's a good thing. Maybe one of these masks can be made with an insert to allow the coffee filter?

    Bill AnthonyBill Anthony6 giờ trước
  • Does it matter if the fabric is on grain? And if so does the selvage need to line up with the shorter part or the longer part of the mask

    Alyssa PinonAlyssa Pinon7 giờ trước
  • Where did u get that magnetic pin holder?

    Robert McLaughlinRobert McLaughlin7 giờ trước
  • Thank you so much! This tutorial is very easy to follow. I am staring at my sewing machine and I'm ready to go!

    Ms. MichelleMs. Michelle8 giờ trước
  • I'm going to sew a few of these for my children and their families. If I have enough material left over I'll use the rest and give them to my local hospital. Thank you

    Bev McMullan-KunglBev McMullan-Kungl8 giờ trước
  • Is the flannel necessary?

    bianca estelabianca estela8 giờ trước
  • Great video! Thank you so much for posting this! :)

    Tisha HTisha H9 giờ trước
  • This really IS the fastest, easiest mask!!!

    R WilliamsR Williams9 giờ trước
  • YOUR video is the easiest to follow and the best I've seen so far!! Could you possibly do one that you can insert a filter material into? That would be SOOO great!!!

    Patricia J WinnPatricia J Winn9 giờ trước
  • What sort of measurements would you use for like a 6-10 year old? I'm wanting to make some for my kids

    saintsmiles09saintsmiles099 giờ trước
  • What is the purpose of the flannel?

    Natasha PetersNatasha Peters9 giờ trước
  • this is sow handy

    himmel118himmel1189 giờ trước

    Amelia GonzalezAmelia Gonzalez10 giờ trước
  • This is great!!! Thank you so much!!! My neighbor was desperate looking for a pattern...she is older and does not speak English so this is really helpful!!

    cris taylorcris taylor10 giờ trước
  • great video - clear and easy to follow. Could easily be hand sewn too for those without a machine.

    Judy HodgsonJudy Hodgson10 giờ trước
  • any one have measurments for a kids size mask?

    Teresa ConleyTeresa Conley10 giờ trước
  • Great job!! This is quick and easy to make!! Love it!

    Karla SchnellKarla Schnell11 giờ trước
  • I have a lot of n95

    bokun chenbokun chen12 giờ trước
  • Thank you Erica for great wee video, well explained too. I am now making for my Health service family members working in Germany, Ireland.....and here in Scotland. Well done!

    Lilian GeurtsLilian Geurts12 giờ trước
  • I think (though I'm not an expert), that if you can stick in a piece of vacuum cleaner filter bag, HEPA certified to remove 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 microns, you have a mask that is as good as (actually a bit better than) an N95 mask, as far as the filter function. Whether they'd be as good as far as fit and seal, I don't know, but the filter holes are even smaller, meeting the P100 / N100 standard instead of the N95. My wife says it's getting hard for her to get more vacuum cleaner bags. But you should just check if you have some in your closet. If you have good vacuum filters and don't sew, give them to someone who does.

    Stephen RothmanStephen Rothman12 giờ trước
  • Looks too wide, we don’t see you actually wear it

    Widad AWidad A12 giờ trước
  • After you finish this homemade face mask (cover), it is better to put PP non-woven fabric (as a droplet-preventing layer) at outer layer for inside of this homemade face mask (cover) at least. If possible then you can put PP melt-brown fabric (as a filtering layer) at inside layer for inside of this homemade face mask (cover). ** PP non-woven fabric (as a droplet-preventing layer) can be reused and washed but do not knead it while washing. ** PP melt-brown fabric (as a filtering layer) can be reused only with highly dry heating but cannot be washed.

    洪至豪洪至豪13 giờ trước
  • If you have wider elastic can it be cut in half lengthwise?

    Sirena ElliottSirena Elliott13 giờ trước
  • Such a great tutorial! Thank you!!

    ToniToni13 giờ trước
  • Would it be okay to use 3 pieces of cotton instead of 2 cotton and a flannel cloth?

    Aubree GiarrossoAubree Giarrosso13 giờ trước
    • Yes

      Erica ArndtErica Arndt12 giờ trước
  • very good instruction, Thank you

    Pam CameronPam Cameron14 giờ trước
  • Could you also hand sew with this method/methods(even the ribbon method?)?(and if it doesn’t can you make a video on it?)

    K.A AsmrK.A Asmr14 giờ trước
  • Any tips if my machine doesn’t sew over the pleats without a real struggle?

    Beatrix RoomfordBeatrix Roomford14 giờ trước
    • Yes, try a denim needle and go very slowly over the pleats.

      Erica ArndtErica Arndt12 giờ trước
  • Good

    Joseph ChristakosJoseph Christakos14 giờ trước
  • Thanks so much for you how to video, sharing out with friends that have the skill, time, and material.

    Pammila AllenPammila Allen14 giờ trước
  • If the very top layer isn’t 100%cotton will it still work

    ranbowfoxranbowfox15 giờ trước
  • Love it! Probably the easiest tutorial out there. Thank you so much!

    chris inhawaiichris inhawaii15 giờ trước
  • Really great video!! Also I liked how you used 2 different fabrics. This way there is a clear front and back. So when they take it off they know which side should face their mouth as opposed to having to guess because it was the same fabric

    Billy bob SmithBilly bob Smith15 giờ trước
  • My best friend from high school shared this with me this morning, obviously putting me to the challenge. Fortunately, Monterey County, CA, does not have many cases of the virus; but, I'll check with our local hospital, nonetheless. Otherwise I'll contact Red Cross and find out where the needs are. Thank you and God bless.

    Randall HawkinsonRandall Hawkinson16 giờ trước
  • Now everyone wanna be a fashion student all of a sudden

    Malik GrantMalik Grant16 giờ trước
  • Definitely gonna try these. Great tutorial. 💯💥

    Kar BarKar Bar17 giờ trước
  • Thank you for making these and sharing this tutorial!!❤️❤️

    Kathleen MiKathleen Mi17 giờ trước
  • Thank you! Very helpful!!!

    Jami CJami C17 giờ trước
  • Can you please tell me what type of Fabric Material and what type of Flannel do I need to make these face masks. My family and I are trying to make about 800 - 1000 for our family and friends. We're going to be ordering the material online and just need to know ASAP Thanks

    L AmbitiousL Ambitious18 giờ trước
  • Can not find flannel or fabric in stores.

    Marshall MomMarshall Mom18 giờ trước
  • Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. Stay well.🙏🏻

    Tena WallaceTena Wallace18 giờ trước
  • Brilliant tutorial, thank you!

    Ann DAnn D19 giờ trước
  • can you use a glue gun if you don’t have a sewing machine?

    Stephanie JacksonStephanie Jackson19 giờ trước
  • Thank you for this tutorial at this time of need. Blessings.

    yvonne gathingyvonne gathing19 giờ trước
  • superb lovely n so easy

    Gouri RafiqGouri Rafiq19 giờ trước
  • Instead of adding a headband with buttons to prevent ear injury, why not just extend mask's existing bands by tying an elastic band to allow it go all the way around the back of the head?

    atam mardesatam mardes20 giờ trước
  • How much fabric do you think I would need for 200 masks I am thinking of making them for correctional officers

    Elizabeth KizerElizabeth Kizer22 giờ trước
  • I'm going to give it a go right now set my machine up and make my first one tonight totally loved how you were so easy to follow god bless you.

    Charmaine milesCharmaine miles22 giờ trước
  • Where would we get all these materials when most stores are closed rn?

    Marcos AmayaMarcos AmayaNgày trước
  • Elastic bands are sold out until May... handkerchiefs it is!

    Faith BreezeFaith BreezeNgày trước
  • Im confused what the diffirence is between the first fabric and third it lining?

    Gratitude CrossGratitude CrossNgày trước
    • You can use three layers of 100% cotton fabric as well.

      Erica ArndtErica Arndt12 giờ trước
  • A neighbor who has limited days to live due to cancer gave me her nice Elna sewing machine that’s from the 1960s and runs very well. (It’s actually metal and has many metal bobbins!) She also gave me quite a bit material pieces (hard to explain but perfect sizes to make these masks). I’ve never sewn before and what a wonderful time to learn how to make these masks. The first person I’m going to give my first successful mask to is the neighbor who gave me her sewing machine and her friend (another neighbor) who is taking care of her. Nice tutorial. Thanks!

    Bella BellaBella BellaNgày trước
  • I thought it was going to be very complicated but it was very easy to make. It was a great tutorial and thank you for sharing now that I’ve made one for myself I’m going to make some for my family 😊

    gtorres84gtgtorres84gtNgày trước