Tuesday, June 2, 2020

How to Make a One-Handed Elastic Face Mask - Tutorial Tuesday

Most cloth face masks require two hands to take them on and off, but today's mask tutorial shows you how to make one so only one hand is needed. It'll provide independence to stroke patients and others with only use of one side of their body, like my husband. And if you have use of both hands, this one works great for you too because it keeps the elastic off your ears and puts it around your head instead.
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Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:
*8" x 16" piece of cotton fabric. Do you need fabric? I've just put a whole bunch of 9”x 14” pieces of cotton fabric from my stash on eBay. Check them out here!  Lots of fat quarters (measures approx. 18" x 22") are on there, too. 
*15" piece of elastic. I'm using 1/4" wide elastic.
*10" piece of elastic
*6" piece of flexible wire. I'm using stem wire but you can use pipe cleaners or even a metal twist tie.

You can find the how-to video right here:

Looking for a different mask? I have several other tutorials to choose from: