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25 Sewing Patterns for Face Masks to Keep Your Family Safe

In these uncertain times, every little assurance that we can get is a win in my book. While homemade masks of course aren’t as effective as proper surgical masks they are still better than nothing. Now that the CDC is recommending that people wear face masks, we should all do our part to help each other get through this thing as smoothly as possible.

Learn from the CDC about face coverings and protective measures, you can take to slow the spread of COVID-19

There are many different styles of masks. I have compiled a list of the 25 patterns that I personally like best. Choose the one that you feel is best for your family based on your own research.

25 Sewing Patterns for Face Masks to Keep Your Family Safe

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FABRIC FACE MASK WITH TIES

FABRIC FACE MASK WITH TIES free sewing pattern

Elastic behind the ears can cause sores when worn for long periods of time. This design uses ties instead of elastic to prevent sores. As an added bonus, it also makes the mask more easily adjustable for different sizes.

Designer : Made Every Day
Pattern Here: FABRIC FACE MASK WITH TIES

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Surgical Mask with Flexible Nose

Surgical Mask with Flexible Nose free sewing pattern

This pattern uses bias tape for a snug fit. It also has a pocket for a filter or paper towel for added protection. The pleated design fits comfortably on the curves of the face.

Designer : Sweet Red Poppy
Pattern Here: Surgical Mask with Flexible Nose

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Face Mask Sewing Pattern

easy Face Mask free sewing pattern

This mask has a clever secret to help your face mask stay on. There is a small piece of wire in the spot over the bridge of the nose so you can pinch it closed. This pattern has both a written pattern and a video tutorial.

Designer : Craft Passion
Pattern Here: Face Mask Sewing Pattern

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Easy DIY Face Mask

Easy DIY Face Mask free sewing pattern

If you want to keep it simple, then this one is for you! This basic pattern is good for beginners and has sizing options for children and adults. There are many different photos to explain every step of the process.

Designer : Skip to my Lou
Pattern Here: Easy DIY Face Mask

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Kids Mask Template

Kids Mask Template free sewing pattern

Kids need face masks too! This pattern has two sizes – one for smaller kids and one for larger kids. The designer recommends the ear loop style for these masks because it is easier and faster to get them on that way.

Designer : See Kate Sew
Pattern Here: Kids Mask Template

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3D Face Mask

3D Face Mask free sewing pattern

One reviewer says: “This mask is a great alternative to a lot of the free patterns out there. It uses a dart to make it fit one’s face better.” You can tell that these masks fit very well and look comfortable too! (paid pattern)

Designer : Ensaga Jewelry
Pattern Here: 3D Face Mask

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Versatile Face Mask

Versatile Face Mask free sewing pattern

Customize this mask pattern to suit your needs. Elastic or ties? Filter or no filter? Wire nose guard or not? You decide! This pattern includes a lot of tips and tricks from other crafters who have made this pattern for themselves.

Designer : The Crafty Quilter
Pattern Here: Versatile Face Mask

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Sew Washable Face Masks

Washable Face Masks free sewing pattern

This pattern was made by someone who worked in the healthcare profession. The mask has 3 layers: two fabric layers and a removable center layer that you can make out of batting or gauze.

Designer : The Witty Gritty Life
Pattern Here: Sew Washable Face Masks

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DIY Surgical Mask

DIY Surgical Mask free sewing pattern

Wearing a mask can feel scary for a child. This pattern includes instructions for both a face mask and a surgical cap. So the next time you need to take your child to the store with you just make-believe that you are doctors.

Designer : The Sewing Pixies
Pattern Here: DIY Surgical Mask

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DIY Fabric Face Mask

DIY Fabric Face Mask free sewing pattern

I like that this mask is reversible so you can use two different patterns of fabric to switch up your look. I also like that this post includes a list of supply alternatives because it can be tricky to find exactly what you need at the store.

Designer : Crafty Little Gnome
Pattern Here: DIY Fabric Face Mask

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Cricut Face Mask Pattern

Cricut Face Mask free sewing pattern

If you are one of the guardian angels making masks for our healthcare workers on the front lines then you must be tired of cutting by now! This pattern includes a free SVG cut file so you can make your Cricut do some of the work for you.

Designer : Jennifer Maker
Pattern Here: Cricut Face Mask Pattern

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Infant and Child Size Face Masks

Infant and Child Size Face Masks FREE sewing pattern

This mask was designed to give kids a little more room to breathe while still fitting snugly. There are even instructions on how to add cute little dinosaur spikes to the front of the mask to make wearing a mask more fun for kids. (paid pattern)

Designer : BabyLadySwim
Pattern Here: Infant and Child Size Face Masks

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Simple Fabric Mask

Simple Fabric Mask FREE sewing pattern

Be informed! This pattern includes instructions on actually using a fabric face mask (as well as a tutorial on how to make one!) This may seem like common sense but there were a couple things I didn’t know!

Designer : Ageberry
Pattern Here: Simple Fabric Mask

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Mask with a Replaceable Filter

Mask with a Replaceable Filter FREE sewing pattern

This mask is made from a single cut of fabric. Yay for less cutting! There are also instructions given for sizing up for a man’s mask and sizing down for a child’s mask.

Designer : Sewing Therapy
Pattern Here: Mask with a Replaceable Filter

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Surgical Face Masks for Hospitals

Surgical Face Masks for Hospitals free sewing pattern

You may be wondering which hospitals are in need of homemade face masks. Don’t worry, this pattern includes a link to the organization “Masks for Heroes” where you can search for hospitals that are asking for donations.

Designer : Sarah Maker
Pattern Here: Surgical Face Masks for Hospitals

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Pleated Mask with Filter Pocket

Pleated Mask with Filter Pocket free sewing pattern

It’s ok if you’re a beginner seamstress. This pattern has been recently updated with a full photo tutorial of the pocket making process. The pleats help the mask fit nicely around the curve of the face.

Designer : ChezVies
Pattern Here: Pleated Mask with Filter Pocket

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Olson Face Mask

Olson Face Mask free sewing pattern

This pattern is very special because it was actually designed by professionals in the medical field. Rest easy knowing that your family has the next best thing to a real surgical mask.

Designer : Sew Can She
Pattern Here: Olson Face Mask

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How to Make a Face Mask

How to Make a Face Mask free sewing pattern

This sewing pattern makes 3 face masks out of one “fat quarter” which is a small amount of fabric usually used in quilting. What a great idea to save time and money!

Designer : Crochet It Creations
Pattern Here: How to Make a Face Mask

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Washable Reusable cotton Mask

Washable Reusable cotton Mask free sewing pattern

I like that this mask goes up higher around the nose for better coverage and is lower under the eyes so it doesn’t impair your vision. You can tell this pattern is very well-loved because it has so many 5 star reviews! (paid pattern)

Designer : MajaMencel
Pattern Here: Washable Reusable cotton Mask

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A.B. Mask – for a Nurse by a Nurse

A.B. Mask free sewing pattern

I love the message behind this mask. It was designed to be made and donated to show our healthcare workers that we support them and we are worried about their safety!

Designer : Jessica Nandino
Pattern Here: A.B. Mask – for a Nurse by a Nurse

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Homemade Face Mask

Homemade Face Mask free sewing pattern

There is plenty of wiggle room for flexibility in both supplies and techniques with this pleated face mask. The article includes a link to the CDC guidelines to help you decide which fabric is best for you.

Designer : Little Stitch Studio
Pattern Here: Homemade Face Mask

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Facemask: A Picture Tutorial

Facemask Picture Tutorial free sewing pattern

It’s sew easy! If you are a beginner sewer and you need extra support then this is the pattern for you. There is a photo for every single step of the way to help you visualize the process!

Designer : Button Counter
Pattern Here: Facemask: A Picture Tutorial

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Star Wars Face Mask

Star Wars Face Mask free sewing pattern

Wearing a mask can be strange for kids. They may feel that the mask is uncomfortable or scary. Help reassure them by making their face mask with a cute Star Wars pattern like R2D2 or a droid. You don’t even need special Star Wars fabric!

Designer : Me Sew Crazy
Pattern Here: Star Wars Face Mask

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Cricut N95 Mask Cover

Cricut N95 Mask Cover free sewing pattern

If you or someone you love is immunocompromised then you might already have an N95 face mask. If this is the case it can be fun to dress it up with a colorful cover!

Designer : Hey Let’s Make Stuff
Pattern Here: Cricut N95 Mask Cover

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No Elastic Face Mask

No Elastic Face Mask free sewing pattern

Using cotton ties instead of elastic makes this mask more easily sanitized. This mask also includes a pocket for a filter. Two different colors of fabric are used for the back and the front so you never put it on backwards. Sew clever!

Designer : See Kate Sew
Pattern Here: No Elastic Face Mask

We are going to get through this together! When you are feeling sad just think about all the amazingly generous people there are out there that are making extra masks for our healthcare workers. And if you have any extra supplies and time you can make a few masks to donate too! If you know of any particular facilities that are in great need please feel free to comment below. Stay safe out there and stay crafty!


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    Elyse
    September 10, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Oh, how I wished I’d came across your post sooner. It so well done, it would’ve spear me a lot of scrolling time that I could’ve put in better use in mask making!
    Thank you sooo much!

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