How to Sew a DIY Face Mask

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Learn how to sew a DIY face mask with a filter pocket, elastic straps, and a close fit to the face. This is a free pattern & fabric face mask tutorial to make with your Cricut or by hand, and it comes in multiple sizes.

Learn how to sew a DIY fabric face mask with a close fit, elastic straps and a pocket for a filter

Maintaining 6-feet social distancing and frequent hand washing remains most important to slowing the spread of Cornavirus Disease. CDC (and our Canadian government for my fellow Canucks) is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus.  You can use fabric face coverings as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Learn how to sew a DIY fabric face mask with a close fit, elastic straps and a pocket for a filter

PLEASE NOTE: This face mask is NOT rated for disease control and not considered PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). For a direct link on this, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html Please research how to properly use and clean a fabric face mask before wearing it. Recommendations for using fabric face masks have been changing, so watch these via the CDC or your governments’ website.

Learn how to sew a DIY fabric face mask with a close fit, elastic straps and a pocket for a filter

Disclosure: The embedded YouTube video in this blog post is sponsored by Cricut.

You can make this DIY face mask with a Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, or by hand.

  • If you have a Cricut Maker, you can cut fabric on your machine.
  • If you have an Explore machine, you can cut paper to trace the pattern on fabric.
  • If you don’t have a Cricut, Cricut has a downloadable PDF pattern available on their blog! Click here to get the free PDF DIY face mask pattern on Cricut’s blog.
  • There is even a no-sew option on the Cricut blog as well​​​​​​​.

Learn how to sew a DIY fabric face mask with a close fit, elastic straps and a pocket for a filter

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how to make a DIY fabric face mask, or click on this link to get the step-by-step written instructions and free face mask pattern from Cricut:

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Learn how to sew a DIY fabric face mask with a close fit, elastic straps and a pocket for a filter

14 Comments

  1. Hi diymommy, Where is the best place to get quality fabric to make these masks? I am new to sewing but I do have a sewing machine to do this. Also, I’m in the US. THANK YOU for this tutorial!!

  2. HI Christina… where do I find the description box? I am not too good with this sort of stuff… also do you have the dimensions for the mask that you are making on the Cricut please as I do not have the Cricut and will need just to sew normally . I am addicted to your blog xx

  3. HI everyone… go to any Op Shop or second hand store and buy dresses made from cotton… it is so good to reuse stuff and there are some great fabrics to find in clothes xx

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