We the quilters have been busy sewing DIY face masks for ourselves, family, friends and  even for hospitals since the quarantine started. We know that fabric face masks are not as effective as N95 masks but highly protective when you choose %100 cotton and tightly woven fabric. So it is better than nothing.

Since it is obligatory to wear masks, it is a good idea to make the masks for yourself. Fabric face masks are practical and washable, so you can use them for a long time.

As you might have seen, there are dozens of face mask patterns. I have tried some different face mask patterns but this pattern of CraftPassion is the best, it fits your face well and it has a nose wire. I used soft elastic which does not hurt ears. You can reach the free pattern HERE

Tadaa, the best part of making the fabric mask is adding it a tiny hexagon flower, which I liked most and wanted to share it with you. I used 1/4" hexagons for this hexagon flower. This is the first time I have ever made such a tiny hexagon flower. It is tedious but adorable and I loved the result.

I appliqued  the hexagon flower on the front piece, before I sew the mask.

 Then I completed sewing mask and added the nose wire and elastic loops.

As a quilter you can also add some applique to your mask, so that you can show off your quilting skills. What is more, it makes making masks more enjoyable.

I enjoyed making the mask. Hope you get the inspiration.
Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .