We received a lot of comments requesting another tutorial for a face mask using straps instead of elastic so here ya go! Using the same construction as the previous tutorial, we just added an extra step. Again, the double layer of fabric creates an opening for inserting a filter for added protection. Be sure to follow these steps when wearing and handling masks to avoid spreading germs.
This mask is NOT medical grade but there is evidence showing that it can help reduce the spread of germs. If you would like to donate masks to medical centers locally, we recommend that you contact them beforehand and ask what requirements need to be met. Some need masks to be made from special materials. Not sure which material provides the most protection? Check out this article. If you’re looking for a simple mask that uses elastic hair ties, check out our other pattern.
Let’s take our quilting community to the next level and sew to make a difference that counts! We hope you enjoyed this basic tutorial and we can’t wait to hear about the impact it has for you.