Instructions for Homemade Face Masks – with Elastic

Materials needed

• Tight-weave cotton fabric (i.e. quilting cotton)
Fabric must be newly purchased within approximately the past year and never used. Wash and dry fabric without fragrance or dyes prior to sewing.

• Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also use 1/8” flat elastic if 1⁄4” is unavailable. Some have used wider flat elastic and cut it in half with some success).

One adult mask requires two (2) 9”x6” pieces tight-weave cotton and two 7” pieces of 1/4 inch elastic. Therefore, one yard of 44” wide fabric yields 12-15 masks. You need 7.5 yards of elastic for 25 masks (14 inches per mask).

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