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.
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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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.
Trim the corners, to reduce bulk when you turn it right-side out.
Turn the band right side out. Press the band flat.
Topstitch the band. This closes the gap.
Sew buttons on each end of the band. I like to use two-hole buttons or shank buttons.
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.