DIY Face Mask without using a Sewing Machine

DIY Face Mask without using a Sewing Machine

I don’t own a sewing machine, so I decided to sew a Face Mask by hand. I started sewing masks last February since the outbreak here in Macau started last January.

Here is the step by step:


Step 1

Use the pattern attached or if you have Disposable Face Mask you can also use that as a pattern. Fold the mask into half then stretch the folded part.

Fold your fabric right side together. Then trace the pattern.

Leave about 1cm allowance at the top and bottom of the mask, then 5cms on the side.

Then cut it.

Then for your second layer and pocket for filter, do the exact same thing except the sides. Make the sides of the second layer 5cms shorter than the first layer.

TIP: Use your old shirt or pillowcase so you don’t need to sew the sides. Use the part of old clothes or pillowcase with the hem.

Step 2

Sew the curved side using a backstitch or running stitch.

Step 3

Then flip the outer fabric to the right side then place the inner fabric on the top, right side facing the right side.

Step 4

Sew together the inner and outer fabric at the top and bottom edge.

Step 5

When it’s done, carefully flip it over to the right side.

Step 6

Make a small fold on the excess fabric on the side then fold it again.

Then sew it using a backstitch, this will be the casing for the elastics.

Just do the exact same thing on the other side.

Step 7

Prepare two elastics. You can measure it directly to your ears by looping it around.

Attach one end of the elastics to a safety pin, then insert it to the side casing.

Meet both ends of the elastic then tie them together. Just do the exact same thing on the other side.

And you’re done!!

You can insert a filter!

I hope this tutorial helped. Keep safe everyone.

For more masks tutorial, check out my YouTube channel Nanay Express

link of the videos below.

DIY FACE MASK | No sewing machine

More DIY:

DIY Reversible Shoes


Another Face Mask Pattern


Published by Mommy Jen

Minimalist, practical, always Keeping the Faith, Loves nature, travel and Family!

31 thoughts on “DIY Face Mask without using a Sewing Machine

  1. Thank you so much! Your presentation was so clear and very inspirational during these difficult times. It is great to know that you don’t need a sewing machine to create a quality face mask!

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  2. Hello ! Can you pls send the size or pattern for mask with filter ? The one with the pillow case ?I would like to do it . Thank


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