How to Make a Button Band for Face Masks

Face Mask with button band

How to Make a Button Band for Face Masks

A button band helps make a face mask with elastic straps more comfortable. The elastic loops around buttons sewn on the band, instead of around your ears.

We have instructions for how to make a fitted face mask and how to make a pleated face mask on Create Whimsy.

Here is how to make a Button Band for Face Masks.

Start by cutting a rectangle from your fabric 5″ x 4″.

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Start with a 5 x 4 rectangle of fabric

Fold the rectangle in half so it is 4″ x 2-1/2″.

Sew around the edge, leaving about 2″ gap to turn inside out. I like to start from the long edge and pivot my corners, as you see below.

Stitch around the rectangle, leaving about 1-1/2 inch gap to turn right side out

Trim the corners, to reduce bulk when you turn it right-side out.

Trim the corners to reduce bulk when turning

Turn the band right side out. Press the band flat.

Press the band flat

Topstitch the band. This closes the gap.

Topstitch the button band

Sew buttons on each end of the band. I like to use two-hole buttons or shank buttons.

Face Mask with button band

Don’t know how to sew on a button? We’ve put together this quick video on how to sew a button.

And, here are finished masks and the finished button band. Stay safe, folks.

Face Mask with Button Band

Check out our how-to directions for a fitted face mask and a pleated face mask.


Button Band for Face Masks Pinterest Image
Button Band for Face Masks Pinterest Image
Button Band for Face Masks Pinterest Image
Button Band for Face Masks Pinterest Image
Button Band for Face Masks Pinterest Image
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