One Tie Face Mask Tutorial – No Elastic, No Interfacing, No Bias Tape – Family Sizing

With supplies and resources scarce, and with traveling to stores discouraged, I wanted to make a face mask that required as few specialty supplies as possible.


I decided to make a face mask with ties instead. The ties can be made with 1.25 inches (by width of fabric) strip of cotton fabric. It also only has a single tie in the back for easier wear.



Thanks to my mom and her fabulous testing of face masks, she gave me dimensions for face masks of multiple sizes.


I hope you enjoy the pattern and the tutorial!

Here is the free pattern!

Face Mask Family Sizes by learncreatesew



10 thoughts on “One Tie Face Mask Tutorial – No Elastic, No Interfacing, No Bias Tape – Family Sizing

  1. joygross says:

    I love this pattern… I am making masks for our local hospital.. Do you have a picture with someone wearing one. I want to see how it fits.. Thank you so much.


    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! The length of the side ties can vary depending on the width of your fabric and the length you have cut the ear straps, but generally they are cut about 12 – 15 inches in length.

  2. Cathy Paulson says:

    Thankyou so much for providing the face mask pattern. Your very special.
    God Bless you!
    Thanks. Cathy

  3. Angel Jensen says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I see the long ties are 12-15″ in length. How long are the ear loop ties for adults?

    • SewEvermore says:

      I’m so glad that you are excited about the project! I love these masks. They are so comfortable! For me I usually make the ear loops 7.5 – 8 inches long. Others have mentioned that they have had to lengthen the ear loops, especially if the masks are for men. One thing you can do is clip the tie (or some ribbon) to the mask before you sew and try it on. Then adjust the length until it is just right for you. (1/2 inch will be in the seam allowances.) I like the loops to be a bit loose around my ears, so the mask is held in place mainly by the ties in back. I hope this helps!

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