I am constantly trying the think of new ways to improve face masks. I am going to be wearing these every day to work like many of you and I hope to create masks that are both comfortable and functional.
After making the 3 layer mask with a filter pocket I thought I would give this one a try. I was very pleased with the results.
This mask uses my regular contoured face mask pattern, but cut at the pocket line, so it is a bit more narrow. This actually is nice because it’s not as hot since it doesn’t extend as far toward the ears.
The channel for the nose bridge wire is optional, but is simply a row of stitches attaching the lining to the exterior fabric.
I didn’t use any interfacing on mine, and I really like how lightweight it is, even with the filter.
I also tried strap adjusters with this mask. They are handy and are quite easy to use. I like that they are small and not bulky.
8 x 10 inches Main Cotton Fabric (Dimensions work for all sizes. You may need less fabric for smaller sizes)
8 x 10 inches Lining Cotton Fabric
Straps (I used 1/8 inch elastic)
Nose Bridge Wire (Optional)
Strap Adjusters (Optional)
Contour Face Mask Pattern with Filter Pocket by learncreatesew
FACE MASK KEY CHAIN CASE:
The face mask key chain case is always a fun project 🙂 It’s a little tight fitting the nose bridge wire, and you have to fold the filter, but I like to store my mask in the case when it’s not in use, without the filter and wire. I find it keeps my masks nice and organized.
2 thoughts on “2 Layer Face Mask with Filter Pocket”
My area just went into its 5th lockdown, and for the first time ever I’m really scared- I’m not eligible for my vaccine for a year or more, and there aren’t enough doses for those who are eligible. Also for the first time I’m really close to the exposure sites and my friends have been close contacts- so I was starting to get paranoid in supermarkets and stuff. Since I swapped my loose two layer masks for this comfortable, safe, extra-filtered mask I feel so much more safe! I used a surgical mask as my filter, and I was going to use a pipe cleaner as my nose wire but the passage got a little clogged. No problem though, since the mask is so well fitting. best pattern I’ve tried since the pandemic started. You posting that pattern could actually be saving lives XX sending love
Thank you so much for sharing! I am so sorry to hear of the struggles in your area. I hope the situation will improve soon so everyone can be safe and healthy, until then I hope the mask is helpful. I am glad you like the pattern and that the mask fits well! Take care! 🙂