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Best Fit Face Mask Tutorial with SIZE calculations (Step by Step Video)

Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel
Avanti Morocha. This video is sponsored by Cricut Today I'm going to show you how
to make face masks, You can make this project using Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore 2, or cutting the pieces by hand. If you have Cricut Maker you can
cut the fabric with it. If you have Cricut Explore 2 you can cut it on cardstock to trace the patterns on the fabric if you don't have a Cricut
you can download the PDF file from the Cricut blog Now let's begin. As you can see, I'm in Cricut Design Space. To find the facemask project, click on Cricut Access (View All). The face mask project is available in different sizes. This is a free project. I'm going to use the S/M adult. It's important to mention this face mask is not rated for disease control, and it's not considered PPE. The CDC has provided the following information regarding homemade facemasks. The role of facemasks is for patient source control, to reduce contamination of the surrounding area when a person coughs or sneeze. For more information, visit the CDC website. Here is the list of the material you need. You'll also need to know how to use a sewing machine. and here you have the step by step instructions. Click on make it. If you have the Cricut fabric pen for the seam allowance, leave this button active if not turn it off. To avoid wasting fabric, I'm going to rearrange the patterns. Continue. I'm going to cut these pieces in cotton. Load the fabric pen and the rotary blade. For this project, I'm using these pieces of cotton fabric that I already had at home. You could also use pillowcases, T-shirts, pajamas, etc., I recommend using cotton, if possible. Before you start, wash the fabric. To draw the seam allowance, you need to use the washable fabric pen, but I don't have it on hand. For teaching purposes, I'm going to use this marker so you can see what I'm doing. Load the rotary blade, remember this blade is exclusive for Cricut maker. To cut fabric, you need to place the fabric on the fabric mat with the right side down. If you have the Cricut applicator use it yo remove wrinkles and bubbles from the fabric. Before loading the mat, cut any pieces of tread that are sticking out. Load the mat and start the job. The first thing Cricut is going to do is to draw the seam allowance, and then it's going to cut the pieces. I fast-forwarded this part of the video. The process to draw and cut these pieces took about 4 minutes. I now have all the pieces I need to make one facemask. Pattern #1 is going to make the front of the mask, so choose the fabric you like these pieces. Pattern #2 is the liner. You won't see this fabric. Now I'm going to sew and press the pieces. I'm going to sew the curved portion. I'm going to do the same with the liner piece. I finished sewing these pieces together. Snip along the curve, careful not to cut through the stitching. Do the same with the other piece. I'm going to use my easy press mini to Press the curved seam to one side. As you can see, I'm using my easy press mat to protect my surface Now press this side twice to create the casing for the elastic. Now, I'm going to do the same on the other side. I'm going to press it as I did with the other piece. Press the straight edges down about 1/4" away from the edge on the liner. Do the same on the other side. Now I'm going to sew the pieces. First, I'm going to topstitch along the curved seam. Here stitch close to this inner side, leaving enough room for the elastic. Topstitch along that side of the curved seam. As you can see, I did the topstitch along the curved. I also stitched the side, leaving enough space to pass the elastic through the casing I also topstitched the liner piece and I sewed this side close to the edge I lined Align the outer and liner pieces and stitch along the top and bottom Backstitch to reinforce seams where necessary. Leave the sides open. Keep in mind the outer piece is longer than the liner piece, so don't try to align the pieces by the edge do it from the center. Do not sew the area from where the elastic is going to pass-through. Turn through one of the side openings and press all seams. Topstitch along the top and bottom, reinforcing as necessary Finally, thread the elastic through the casing on one side using a small safety pin. Continue threading through the other side of the mask until you meet back up with the other end of the elastic. If you're using a thicker elastic you can connect the elastic with a zigzag stitch The elastic I'm using it's thin, so I'm going to tie it. Hide the node inside the casing. That's it. The face mask is done; you can use any filter that you want inside the pocket. I hope you've liked this project and
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