Face Mask Patterns and Features to Consider

By Madison White on July 29, 2020

Like it or not, our world has changed. Face masks are here to stay for at least the near future. There are few ways to go about acquiring a face mask, but since you’ll be wearing them fairly regularly, or at least you should be, it would be a good idea to invest in some fabric ones rather than continue to use disposable ones.

Luckily, in the spirit of good fortune, many people who are skilled at sewing and crafting have shared their face mask patterns for free on the internet and careful instructions with how to make them. If you can follow a basic pattern as well as work a very basic needle and thread, you should be able to complete the facemask.

Fitted and Pleated Mask Pattern

This article features two different face mask patterns and styles with instructions on how to do each. The first is a fitted style of mask that can be made in different sizes from child to adult small and large. All you need to complete the mask is a printout of the pattern, some tight-knit cotton fabric, elastic, and needle and thread. The other style is the pleated style that can fit almost any face as the pleats allow it more adjustability.

 Mask with Removable Filter

You may also be interested in some optional features to add to your basic face mask. One such feature could be a removable filter inside of the mask. This easy tutorial guides you through the steps of creating a mask and with a hold for a removable filter. This might offer you peace of mind when wearing them in public or in especially crowded places.

Masks with catchy and quirky phrases

Beyond just wanting a mask that is functional and keeps you safe, you will likely also want to wear something that matches your own style and personality. A mask is a great way to keep things lighthearted and add some fun to your wardrobe. One way to add some fun to your mask is to purchase one that says something a bit silly or snarky on it. This one uses some pop culture references while also acknowledging that people should probably keep their distance.

Themed masks 

Like many people like wearing themed shirts from their favorite franchises, so too can you buy masks within the themes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and many more. There are some really creative ones, like this one, that makes it look like you are actually wearing the same mask as the Stormtroopers and Darth Vader from Star Wars.

Artistic masks

If books and movies aren’t necessarily your thing, try something a little more on the classically artistic side. Masks can be a great way to showcase your artistic tastes whether they be contemporary or traditional. Plus, famous artwork is beautiful, to begin with. This mask features Vincent Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms which make a delightful pattern to wear.

 

Animal masks

Like art, books, movies, and more, people also love animals. A facemask can be a great way to showcase your favorite animal or make a humorous statement. If you really love your dog or cat, why not get a facemask that features them? You could also just try some various animal-related patterns! If you’re looking for something to bring a smile to peoples’ faces, you can get a facemask that makes it appear like your face is actually an animal’s face. There are loads of options for this like cats, dogs, monkeys, and even this one, sheep! Make people do a double-take when you pass by.

Spread kindness with your mask

We could all use a little bit of encouragement these days as we navigate a world that we have never seen before. One way to spread some joy and kindness is to wear a facemask that delivers a positive and happy message like this one. These kinds of facemasks can be especially helpful if you are regularly interacting with people that are downtrodden and could use a smiling face, despite the fact that your smile may be hidden. A little bit of positivity can go a long way.

Conclusion

Regardless of your opinions and background, there is so much research that says facemasks can save lives. Many states, businesses, and other areas are now requiring members of the public to wear masks in order to enter buildings. Masks are sure to be a part of our lives for a while now, so it is a good idea to try and make the most out of this new wardrobe item. There are loads of exciting possibilities for how to create your own or how to style some that you may have bought. Whatever you choose to do, stay safe.

Madison graduated with her Master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester (UK), and holds Bachelor's degrees in English and Creative Writing from Wichita State University. She currently teaches English at Wichita State University and works as a freelance writer and blogger on her website Madison White Writes and elsewhere.

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