Sewing Guide: CYC Face Masks

Updated: Apr 27

Note: You will need to use your own thread for this project. Any colour thread is fine.

Note: Seam allowance: 1/4". Note: For lining raw edge that has to be folded and sewn - fold 0.5 cm, then fold 0.5 cm again, then stitch.

Note: If the wire is difficult to insert into the pocket, you can place the wire on the fabric first and then sew over it.

Note: You can sew the nose dart longer (1.5") for a more contoured fit.

Note: Some of the bags may have odd-sized pieces. Please ignore these and send it back to us with the finished masks.

Note: For leftover materials, you may send them back to us with the finished masks.

Note: You may match different fabric with different pocket pieces, if you are unable to find the matching pockets inside the bag. What matters most is that the mask is sewn well and is functional. It does not need to be perfect, but it needs to be sturdy. It needs to be a resilient mask that won't fall apart after a few washes.

Length of elastic bands: 7"

Length of twist tie wire: 3"

Note: Yes, the mask will look extra-large. We made it this way on purpose. We want it to be able to fit more face sizes. Our rationale is that you can make a too-big mask smaller, but not a too-small mask bigger. Here is how to make it fit the face:

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