Contour Face Mask with Nose Bridge Wire and Filter Pocket

If you are looking for a face mask that provides additional protection, then this may be the mask for you. Nose bridge wire allows for a more personalized fit, and a filter will make your mask more effective.

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This mask uses the same basic pattern shape as my regular Contour Face Mask, but has additional features. The updated pattern, with pockets, is linked below.

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Adding nose bridge wire will let less air escape from the top of the mask and will force more air through the filter. I have heard it also helps minimize the fog you get if you wear glasses.

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I made a size Medium and my purchased filters that I found on Amazon fit quite nicely inside. The filters are 4.72 x 3.15 inches. Smaller sizes may need filters or filter fabric that can be trimmed.

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Supplies:

These dimensions will work for all sizes. Actual size needed may be smaller if you make a smaller size.

About 8 x 15 inches Main Cotton Fabric

About 8 x 15 inches Lining Fabric (I used cotton)

About 8 x 13 inches of Pocket Fabric (I used cotton)

Elastic, Ribbon, or Fabric for Ties.

Nose Bridge Wire (Mine is 9mm wide.)

Filter or Filter Fabric

Here is the free pattern:

Contour Face Mask Pattern with Filter Pocket by learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

4 thoughts on “Contour Face Mask with Nose Bridge Wire and Filter Pocket

  1. Catherine Garrison says:

    Is there a way to get your instructions in printed form? I can only find them in the video. Thank you!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you so much for your question. Unfortunately, I only have video instructions available at this time. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience!

  2. Paul Keenan says:

    How well does the filter fit inside the contoured mask? I have made several similar masks but any filter insert would bunch up and get twisted on the curved front seam. This could be minimized with a filter insert that would only cover from just “below” the tip of the nose thus avoiding the more pronounced curve above the tip of the nose. To me, this defeats the purpose of inserting a filter and I would opt for a sewn-in filter … except for those needle holes down the center seam! TIA for any feedback!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, on my mask it is much the same as you described. On my size, the medium, the filter lies directly below the tip of the nose and extends to the point of the chin. I haven’t had any problems with the filter bunching, it lies quite flat as there isn’t much of a curve in the front, but it definitely doesn’t cover the whole mask. I can see your dilemma, that is a tricky one 🙂 I would love to hear if you find a solution! The only possible solution I can think of would be to use filter fabric, rather than a precut filter, and make a rectangle mask so the stitch holes are on the edges not the center front. I haven’t tried this myself so I don’t know how successful it would be, and the only filter fabric I have seen (on Amazon) is quite pricey, but I’d be curious to try it and see if it works! I wish I had more helpful tips! I wish you the best and hope you find something that works great for you!

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