I never thought that I would be writing a post about how to make a pleated face mask on Create Whimsy. This is a place to share inspiration and projects for our every day creativity — things that bring us joy and smiles on our faces. Now we are covering up our smiles to protect our health.
We read a lot of posts and articles about face masks, so we put together two projects for home sewers – How to Make a Fitted Face Mask and this post on how to make a pleated face mask.
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The good news is most of us have the supplies in our home – good quilters cotton. Here is a great article for fabric selection for making face masks.
This pleated face mask pattern not only has a small pocket for a nose wire, you can also add extra layers of fabric for extra protection. The mask can use elastic or ties, whichever you prefer. Here is a quick video with some tips on an easy way to make the pleats.
Check out how to make a fitted face mask. Pick the style you prefer, or make some of each – they are both fairly easy sewing projects.