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Fabric Face Mask with Filter Pocket

Like many people who sew, I made some cloth face masks. I used the template provided in the description of THIS video tutorial to make these particular masks:

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I used all kinds of fabric: hand painted, hand printed, hand dyed, sun printed, and commercial. 

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The ones I made are for friends and family and I sent them out into the world with this video I made on how to use them -- proper fit is very important to functionality:

This particular mask design calls for 6 pieces -- 2 outer, 2 lining, and 2 for the filter pocket. 

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I cut my fabric using templates I made with my ScanNCut.  If you'd like to know how to do that, watch this video:

You can also directly cut the fabric with the ScanNCut.  If you'd like to know how to do that, watch this video:

Why one method over the other?  It's simply personal preference in terms of how you like to make things. 

To be clear, these are not face masks for medical personnel (most hospitals have specific patterns they want you to use if you're donating masks).  These are for personal use when you go to the grocery store, etc.  You must still exercise social distancing rules even while wearing a mask.  If you're interested in making masks to donate to medical workers, please search the website of your local hospital for information on (a) if they are accepting hand made masks and (b) if they are, what pattern/material they want you to use.  I am not a doctor and therefore you should do your own research about masks and mask material.

Stay safe!

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P.S. I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut.  It is a machine that I love and use.  All projects and opinions are my own.

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