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Learn to Sew a Face Mask with a Wire Nose Piece

Kris Wong, Crafter & Designer

Learn to Sew a Face Mask with a Wire Nose Piece

Kris Wong, Crafter & Designer

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8 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Class Supplies

    • 3. Intro to Sewing Machine

    • 4. Wire Nose Piece

    • 5. Time to Sew

    • 6. Creating the Pleats

    • 7. Adding the Elastic

    • 8. The Class Project

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About This Class

Hi friends! My name is Kristie and I am an avid crafter and designer. In this class, I will be showing you how to sew a pleated face mask complete with a wire nose piece. This mask can be worn multiple ways; either behind your ears or behind your head. With this pattern, the elastic is adjustable anytime.

You you do not have to be an expert sewer, but it would be great if you were familiar with how to use a sewing machine. This is a great project if you’re just getting started in learning how to sew. All you need to do is a straight stitch. Head over to your sewing station, and let's get started!

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Kris Wong

Crafter & Designer


Hello, I'm Kris. I love to craft, sew, design, and create. I am a lover of all things bright and fun! I love creating new things and doodling on my notepad or iPad. I am also very passionate about learning new things. I was introduced to Skillshare 3 years ago and I have been hooked since then. Thanks for visiting my page. I look forward to learning with you! Lets be friends on Instagram! Follow me @kriswongdesign

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1. Class Introduction: Hi. My name is Christy, and I'm an avid crafter and designer. Today I will be showing you how to sew a pleated face mask with the wire. Knows Pete. This mass can be warned multiple ways either behind your ears or behind your head. This is a great project. If you're just getting started and sewing, all you need to do is a straight stitch. So let's head over to your sewing station and let's get started. 2. Class Supplies: For this project, you will need a sewing machine. Any kind of sewing machine will work because we are only going to use a straight stitch. You will need fabric for the inner and outer layer of the mask. For adult men masks, the suggested outer layer measurement is 11 inches by nine inches, and the inner layer is nine inches pied nine inches for adult women masks, the suggested outer layer measurement is ten inches by eight inches, and the inner layer is eight inches by eight inches. The suggested fabric measurements for children is 8.5 inches by seven inches for the outer layer and 6.5 inches by seven inches for the inner layer, this should fit a child ages seven to 11 years old comfortably. Next, cut out a six inch by two inch piece of fabric for the floral Wire knows piece. You can download these suggested measurements and the projects and resources section. Friendly reminder to make sure you wash and dry your fabric before you start your project. So the fabric is pre shrunk. For the rest of the supplies you will need. Coordinating thread. Pins are clips to hold the fabric in place. A ruler for measurements. Fabric scissors for cutting or pinching shears, which are optional. Painting shears helped the fabric from frame. A rotary cutter and cutting that are helpful in cutting fabrics. But as optional for this project. For The Wire knows piece, you will need floral wire cut to three inches. You can order online or find at any craft store. You can use a wire cutter to cut and bend the edge of the wire. For the elastic, I am using two millimeter round elastic cord. You can use any kind of elastic. The other popular elastic option is 1 eighth inch elastic. Freight check can be used for the ends of the elastic. This is optional. A long Botkin as helpful and looping theologies stick through the mask or a safety pin is another option. And iron and ironing board is helpful but not mandatory. Continue to the next video for an introduction to sewing machines. 3. Intro to Sewing Machine: If you are familiar with your sewing machine, feel free to skip ahead to the next section. Plug in your sewing machine per the instructions that came with your machine. Usually, this means plugging in your power cord and foot pedal into the side of the machine, then turn the power on. I have a computerized machine. Every time I turn on my machine, the functions will reset. Your machine may be different. Sewing machines need to threads toe work, the top threat on the school on the bottom threat on the bottom. On this machine, the tops bullies sideways, but on some machines the spool stands vertical. I will place a thread on the threat bar and hold it in place with the thread stopper. Usually there are arrows that will guide you on how to thread the machine you are using. Follow the directions for your particular machine, which is usually laid out in your sewing machines Manual. Next thing to do is to thread your needle. You can do it by hand or by your machine for my machines. Needle threat. Er, the needle must be up. Then I use the lever on the left hand side to bring down the needle threat. Er, I looped the thread under the holder and into the needle. Like so, pull your threat through the needle threat. ER is usually on the left hand side. Time to fill the bobbin for the bottom thread. You need to fill up your bobbin. Loop the thread through your machine per the instructions, then looped the thread into the top hole of the bobbin, placed the bobbin into the threat. Er, for my machine. I need to slide my bob into the right to enable the bobbin threading function. Use the foot pedal to start, then clip off the extra tail. This machine has a top bobbin loader with the clear cap so I can see how much threat I have left. Some machines may have a side or front bobbin compartment. Once your bobbin is full, place your bobbin into the bobbin compartment and thread it through. The next step is to move your hand wheel towards you and pull the bottom third up with your needle. Move both threads to the side. This is the needle plate, and the needle plate will have measurements. Ah, helpful tip for beginners is to use washi tape tow line out the seam allowance. The reverse lever or button is important for when you start your sewing. You want to backstage your threads at the beginning and end of your stitch, or else it can unravel on you. For this project, we will be using the main presser foot that came with the machine. We're only doing straight stitches. However, if you ever need to change out your presser foot, use your finger to press the bottom behind the presser foot to release the presser foot, Then insert your new presser foot the same way. Sometimes the back will just click in. Continue to the next video to put the wire nose piece together. 4. Wire Nose Piece: For this class, we are going to use a floral wire for the nose piece. You will need to cut the wire to three inches. Some alternative materials, our pipe cleaners, twist tie or aluminum knows wire. All these can be found online or at a local craft store. You also need a fabric strip of six inches by two inches. I am using a wire cutter to help me bend in the sides of the floral wire. Place the wire into the six inch by two inch fabric strip, wrap the sides of the fabric in and roll the fabric around the wire. So a straight stitch close to the folds of the wire stays in place. This wire is now bundled so it has protected and cannot pick out. Continue to the next video to sell the mask. 5. Time to Sew: For this project, we are going to use a 3 eighth seam allowance. Placing inner liner on top of the outer fabric, right sides facing each other. So a straight line using 3 eighth inch seam allowance. Arab backstage at the beginning and end of your sewing. Grab your nose wire piece and open up your mask. Place the nose wire piece in the center of the mask between both fabric. You can use a ruler to make sure you are centred. Place the liner back over the nose wire piece. And so a straight line on the other side of the nose wire piece. Usually this is about three-eighths to half inch away from the first line that you made. Open up the section you just so to check and make sure the wire is not poking out then. So both sides of the nose wire piece to secure it in place. Now so the other side. Next step is to sell a straight line on the bottom of the mask using a 3H seam allowance. Once you're done, open up the mask Inside Out and iron it out. Continue to the next video on how to create the pleats. 6. Creating the Pleats: Grab about an inch from the top of the mask and fold that section down. Do this three times to evenly create three pleats and hold in place with either pins or Eclipse. The total height of the mask during this stage should be three inches tall. So a 3 eighth seam allowance down both ends of the mask. Now so the other side faulty and of the mask twice. This is so we can loop the elastic through the mask. Holton place with pins are clips. Do the same for both sides. Flip over the mask and check that the mask is even on both sides. So a top stitch close to the edge of the faults then do the same for the following side. The sewing part is done. Continue to the next video on how to add the elastic tear mask. 7. Adding the Elastic: You're almost done with your mask to wear behind your ears, you will need 30 inches of elastic, 15 inches for each side to wear behind your head, you will need 40 inches of elastic or ribbon. For children, I recommend 24 inches of elastic, 12 inches of elastic for behind her ears, and 30 inches for behind their head. With this mask pattern, you can wear this mask two different ways. And the straps are adjustable and can be changed out at anytime. Cut to pieces of elastic to wear behind your ears. Once here elastic is cut, you can add free check to the ends. This is optional. Set it to the side for a couple of minutes to dry. Next, grab your long Botkin or safety pin and loop the elastic through the mask. Tie a naught to secure the elastic, then height the not in the mask. Let's try the safety pin version for the other side. If you do not have a long Botkin, a safety pin will work to loop the elastic through the safety pin and use the safety pin to navigate through the mask. Tylenol around the elastic and hide the not in the mask. The elastic shops are adjustable and can be changed out at anytime. To wear the mask behind your head, loop the elastic through both sides of the mask, the elastic will look like this one continuous loop. Then place both straps of elastic behind your head to your comfortability. Congratulations, you're done. You now have a face mask with a wire nose piece. Head over to the next section for some final tips and for the student project. Okay. 8. The Class Project: for our class project. So a face mask and upload a photo of your completed mask and share with the rest of the class. Thank you for joining me today. I hope this class is helpful in creating your own face mask. Stay healthy, my friends. Bye for now.