NOSE WIRE FACE MASK
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 30cm cotton fabric
- Pair of scissors
- Iron and ironing board
- Measuring tape
- Wire or Pipe Cleaners
- 2 x 22cm pieces of elastic
- Filter or tissue.
Step 1 - Download and trace around template onto fabrics. You will need 2 pieces for each layer.
Step 2 - With right sides together sew along the curved edge with a 1cm seam allowance then snip into the seam so it will sit nicely when finished.
Step 3 - Press seams on each layer to one side and top stitch in place with a 3mm seam allowance.
Step 4 - On the lining piece, double fold the edges over 3mm and sew in place.
Step 5 - Cut a bias piece of fabric 5cm wide by 15cm long. Fold the short edges in 5mm and then fold the piece in half-length ways. Pin in place.
Step 6 - Sew the ends together with a 3mm seam allowance leaving the long edge open.
Step 7 - Line up the raw edge of the bias strip with the top edge of the lining piece and pin in place.
Step 8 - Top stitch along the bottom edge of the bias strip with a 3mm seam allowance and leave the pins in place.
Step 9 - With right sides facing in, lay the outer layer of the mask over the lining and re-pin the edge so the bias strip is in the same position.
Step 10 - Sew together the top and bottom edges of the mask, sandwiching the bias piece in between the layers.
Step 11 - Turn the mask right side out and fold under the raw edges of the outer layer and pin in place.
Step 12 - Top stitch along the top and bottom edges of the mask with a 3mm seam allowance.
Step 13 - Double fold the outer layer edges back to create the casing for the elastic. Pin and sew in place.
Step 14 - Cut 2 pieces of elastic 22cm long and thread them through the casing at each end using a safety pin. Sew the ends of the elastic together to secure.
Step 15 - To make the wire piece, cut 3 x 15cm strands of wire and twist together to create 1 strong piece of wire. Use pliers to bend the ends in so there are no sharp edges.
Step 16 - Carefully thread the wire through the nose case until all the wire is covered by the fabric.
Step 17 - Place filter or tissue in the mask pocket.
Step 18 - Try your mask on and bend the wire into place so that it sits comfortably