How to sew a face mask

A lot has changed in just one short week……..We published a step-by-step pictorial tutorial including a pattern to download on www.janome.ca. You may find  this helpful. There are also links to other important and applicable information. Please read this if you are thinking of making fabric face masks.

While these fabric masks are not adequate protection against the virus, some reports I am reading  say that fusing a non-woven bonded interfacing (ie iron it and the glue melts to fuse to fabric) between the cotton layers may increase the barrier slightly for use in some home situations.

Happy sewing…..whatever is under your needle today!

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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10 Responses to How to sew a face mask

  1. Susan says:

    Would you please help? I am looking for the download for making the mask & no where do I see any link or red box to click:( Thank you for your time.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Susan,
      I will check with our webmaster but I think we removed it to make room for new programs we have just launched. But there are MANY masks online that you can access. You can also go to our Inspire Tab and scroll down to View all Projects. There are at least 2 mask projects there – I just did a quick check. Another place to go is the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page where there have been videos on this subject. One was a super fast serger mask. And Jen Tryon over at Tryonahandmadelife has made both masks with a serger and a sewing machine.
      If you still can’t find a mask pattern, let me know but I think you will find what you are looking for as there have probably been literally hundreds if not thousands of free patterns on offer since early on in the Pandemic.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi
      Just an FYI that we have put the mask pattern and instructions back onto our website. http://www.janome.ca. Look for it under heading: Rising to the challenge

      Liz. Janome Canada

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  2. Caroline Merry says:

    Hi I am in the UK, please can you tell me how to access the face mask pattern?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Caroline,

      Just go to http://www.janome.ca and click on the red box which says Make a mask project OR scroll down a little way to where it says: Make your own mask Pattern and Instructions. BotH take you to the same place: a PDF document you can download. If you do not have Adobe Reader software on yuor computer, you may not be able to open a PDF so you may have to download that software – it is free here so probably is in the Uk too.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  3. kristimcgree says:

    So glad you posted this…..thanks!❤

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  4. Kathy E. says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Any kind of mask is better than nothing at all when the need approaches to be out and about. It at least reminds me to not touch my face.
    Let kindness prevail! We are all in this together, so let’s support each other!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kathy

      Yes, you are right. I wore mine yesterday when I had to go out to buy groceries. It sure reminded me not to touch my face as that habit is a hard one to break?!
      Happy sewing!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  5. angieclark68 says:

    why can’t I download the face mask pattern?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Angie,

      Are you on our website http://www.janome.com? If you are you will see the link to click front and centre on our home page.
      Just click : Make a mask project. If this won’t open, it could be that you do not have the correct software on your computer to open a PDF file. If that is the case, you may need to download Adobe Reader (which is free). Google to find this software. PDF’s dont open if yuo dont have Adobe readrer software.
      Happy sewing.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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