Make these Christmas kitty face masks

I made and donated cloth masks through a Facebook group that I joined when the pandemic started.

If we have to wear masks why not be fun ?! There are all types of masks – some with nose pieces, some with filter bags, some with sleeves, some medical grade.
These are very simple – perfect for a quick trip to the (hopefully not overcrowded) grocery store.

What you will need:

  • 2 pieces of tightly woven 100% cotton fabric, cut to 6 x 9 inches (adult size) or 7½ x 5 inches (child size)
  • 2 pieces of 1 / ₈ to ¼ inch elastic, cut to 7 inches long for adult mask and 5 inches long for child mask
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • iron


Stack the two pieces of fabric with the right sides together, making sure that all of the raw fabric edges are aligned.

Tuck one end of each elastic piece ½ inch under the raw edges at the top corners of the mask. Repeat with the other end of the elastic pieces ½ inch above the raw edges at the bottom of the mask.

Start with a ¼ inch seam on the outside of the mask, starting at the bottom. Leave a 2 to 3 inch opening at the bottom.

Cut off the corners and turn the mask right side out. Use a pencil or chopstick to pry out the seams in the four corners.

Press the mask with your iron; Align carefully and fold the fabric edges in the opening.

Measure two evenly spaced pleats (about 1 inch) on each side of the mask and pin them in place. Make sure that the folds point in the same direction.

Sew a ¼ inch seam along all sides of the mask to hold the pleats in place and close the small area of ​​the open seam.

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