DIY face masks

 

Looking for a way to reuse your Kip&Co cotton bags? Why not turn them into a face mask!
Here's a simple design we have tried and tested for you.

 

1. Cut Your Fabric

This mask can be made in a few different sizes. Here are the fabric pieces you'll need to cut depending on what size you'll be making:

  • Adult Size (Fits Most): 9" x 6" (cut 3)
  • Child Size: 7" x 5" (cut 3)
  • Extra-Large Size: 9" x 7" (cut 3)

 

2. Cut Your Elastic

Cut two lengths of elastic that are 7" long no matter what size of mask you are making.

 

3. Pin the Elastic Onto the Fabric

Lay two of your pieces of fabric right side up on a table. Take one of your elastics and pin it to the short ends of the fabric about 1/2" from the top and bottom edge. Repeat with the other side.

 

4.Get Ready to Sew

Place the other piece of fabric, right side down on top of the fabric piece that already has the elastic pinned to it. The two pieces (one two layer and one single layer) should be right sides together. Pin to secure.

5. Sew the Mask

Sew around the rectangle with a 1/4" seam allowance. You'll be creating a loop with the elastic, so be sure to only sew the edges of the elastic into the edge of the rectangles, and not into the whole seam allowance on the sides. Leave a 2" gap on one of the long sides for turning.

7. Turn the Fabric

Reach inside the fabric rectangle and turn it right side out. You'll have a rectangle of fabric with two loops of elastic sticking out of the sides. Tuck in the seam allowance from the gap so your rectangle is even. Press the fabric rectangle with your iron.

8. WaSHING your masks

Repeat the steps so you always have a few masks on hand so when washing your mask you always have a clean one handy. You should wash your mask each day after use.