How to Sew a Face Mask With a Filter
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make a cloth face mask with a pocket insert so you can insert a removable filter.
- High-quality, tightly woven cotton fabric 1 piece of 7” x 9” fabric 1 piece of 9”x4” fabric
- Straps: for this project you can use 2”x7” elastic straps 4”x20” homemade fabric straps
- Bias tape
Finally, keep in mind that there are many options—and no right or wrong way—to create a homemade face mask. Experiment with different fabrics, colors, patterns, and materials to find the combination that works best for you. For general information on mask making, check out How to Make a DIY Mask.
- Cloth face masks have not been proven to provide effective protection against the spread of viruses. Visit the CDC for more information.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.