This is one of my favorite face masks. SO comfortable! And I love the fit!
With a lot of face masks I have a hard time finding just the right fit. Since the knit fabric stretches, it wraps around the face quite nicely.
I used a brushed polyester spandex from JoAnn that has a great stretch and holds its shape. Here are the links to the dot and floral fabrics.
In addition to providing a safer environment, these masks also double as protection against dog licks.
This masks can be made using a zigzag stitch and stretch or ball point needle, or with a combination of a zigzag and twin needle. I used a stretch twin needle with width 2.5. The purple thang tool was very handy when sewing the binding.
Here is the pattern for the face mask. The pattern is available in a variety of sizes. I made a medium for myself and used 26 – 26.5 inches of trim. I used 26.5 of the zigzag stitched trim, and 26 with a twin needle.
Stretch Knit Face Mask Pattern by learncreatesew
6 thoughts on “Stretch Knit Face Mask”
What size would you make trim for toddler mask
Good question. I’ve never made this mask for toddlers so I am not sure what would be best. I would try cutting out an x-small, perhaps from scrap fabric, and sew just the center seam to test the size before adding the trim etc. and then adjust from there. Wish I could be more help!
Do you have the pattern for large size stretch knit mask? I’m wanting to make one for a friend that needs a large size.
Hi! Thanks for your question 🙂 The pattern has several sizes. The largest is XL. I made myself a Medium. If you need a size that is larger than that you can try drawing a border around the largest size pattern, increasing it by either 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 inch all of the way around, depending on how large you want it. You can also extend the ties as needed. I hope this helps! Thanks again!
On sizing…you can increase the % on your .pdf before printing too, I generally go in 5% increments until I have the size I need, saves having to try to scale by hand.