How To Sew Face Mask For Hospitals

By: Helen Spencer
How To Sew Face Mask For Hospitals
How To Sew Face Mask For Hospitals

"These masks are easy to make, and the pattern I will share is great for pros and beginners. Learn how to sew a super simple surgical face mask from fabric with this easy step by step tutorial! The instructions are simple, so keep reading for more.

Note: ability of homemade masks to protect against viruses is unknown. However, in the light of the current face masks shortage, when all compliant supplies have been exhausted, the CDC allows the healthcare providers to use homemade masks as a last resort option. "

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byEither Hand or Machine


Materials List

  • fabric – 2 pieces 9″x 7″ cotton
  • elastic – 1/8″ or 1/4″ flat elastic 2 pieces x 7″ long each
  • rotary cutter and cutting mat (or just scissors)
  • pins
  • iron
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • printable instructions with pattern (optional, download for free from hellosewing)


  1. Cut the fabric to size

  2. Pin one piece of elastic to one of the short sides of the fabric, then repeat for the other side

  3. Pin the second fabric on top

  4. Sew around the mask and leave an opening for turning

  5. Turn the mask around

  6. Make three tucks and stitch them in place

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Re "How to sew face mask for hospitals." The picture is up-side-down. The pleats need to go down.

I agree. Pleat openings should always face downwards so there is no chance for anything getting caught in the pleat "valley"


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