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How to Sew a Kid's Face Mask with Free Pattern

Jane and Sonja
Easy free printable kid's face mask pattern with step-by-step instructions to sew a simple pleated mask for children aged 6 to 10 years.
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  • Pleated Face Mask Pattern (youth size)
  • Flat, tightly woven fabric, 100% cotton or 100% polyester
  • Flat elastic, ¼” wide (or alternatively, tshirt yarn)
  • Sewing Machine and thread
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Pins


  • Download and print the free youth size face mask pattern.
  • Cut 2 rectangular pieces using the pattern provided.
  • Cut 2 pieces of elastic (or tshirt yarn) 4.5" long.
  • Stitch the elastic ends to the short ends of the face mask piece matching notches.
  • Align right sides of the mask pieces together, sandwiching the elastic inside. Sew around the perimeter with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Leave a 2" to 3" opening.
  • Turn the mask inside out and press the edges flat.
  • Topstitch around the mask closing the small opening.
  • Fold the rectangle lengthwise creating pleats and pin place. Stitch the pleats along the sides to secure.
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