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Sewing Masks Cut on a Cricut

With your fabric cut, it is time to sew those masks for family and friends.
1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Author Angie Holden


  • Sewing machine
  • EasyPress Mini
  • EasyPress mat

What You Will Need

  • Pattern pieces cut on Cricut
  • Elastic or any alternate listed
  • Thread
  • Iron-on of your choice
  • Safety pin
  • Straight pins


  • Start with your cut pieces. You should have two larger pieces that are the outside and two smaller pieces that are the liner.
    fabric face mask pieces
  • First, put the right sides together of both pieces and sew along the curve. You can sew along the marked line or use a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    sewing a fabric face mask
  • Clip all along the curve on both pieces with a pair of scissors but be sure NOT to cut into the stitches.
    clipping curves
  • Iron down the sides on both the front and the liner. For the liner, turn over 1/4 inch and iron.
    ironing down seams
  • For the outer piece, turn over 1/4 inch and iron.
    ironing seam allowance
  • Then turn over 1/2 an inch and iron. This will make your casing later for the ties or elastic.
    making a casing for elastic
  • Then sew the liner as close to the edge as possible. Sew the outer piece as far from the edge as possible along that 1/2 inch fold. This makes the casing as large as possible.
    sewing a face mask from fabric
  • Then press the seam down the middle to one side on both pieces. Top stitch this on that side as close to the seam in the middle as possible.
    ironing a face mask
  • If you want to add a cute face or mouth to your face mask, cut the design from iron-on then weed away all of the excess.
    face cut from iron on
  • Because the face mask is curved, I did one side at a time. So iron the first side to your mask.
    adding heat transfer vinyl to a mask
  • Once it has adhered, peel back the liner and cut it off with scissors.
    removing liner from heat transfer vinyl
  • Then position the opposite side and iron.
    adding heat transfer vinyl to a mask
  • Remove the liner once it has adhered.
    removing htv liner
  • Then turn over to the back and iron once more paying attention to the middle seam especially.
    ironing from the back
  • Then your iron-on should be on your mask and you can continue with the sewing tutorial.
    bear nose and mouth on a face mask
  • Put the liner on the outer piece with the right sides together.
    mask right sides together
  • Align the seams and pin them into place.
    how to sew a protective mask
  • Then sew along the top edge and bottom edge at a 1/4 inch seam allowance. DO NOT go over the casing on both sides.
    completing the sewing of a face mask
  • Turn right side out through one of the sides (both of these should be open). Then press the seams.
    Pressing the seams on a face mask
  • Top stitch along the top and the bottom as close to the edge as you can. Once again you DO NOT want to sew closed your casings on the side.
    top stitch on a face mask
  • Then add a safety pin to one side of your elastic. You can substitute ribbon, string, t-shirt strips, ribbon, shoestrings, and more here
    adding elastic to a face mask
  • Use the safety pin to feed the elastic through both casings. Then you can use a zig-zag stitch to secure the pieces together to complete your mask. If using an alternate, cut it longer and leave the ends handing to tie it around your neck.
    putting elastic through fabric face mask