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Face Mask Covers

Date Posted:23 July 2020 

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Mask & Mask Covers Patterns

The world is experiencing severe shortage in masks, which is why there are now so many tutorials and free patterns available. We have shortlisted several options including an in the hoop mask cover from Kimberbell.

There is some debate regarding the efficancy of fabric masks. However, in these circumstances and with the current shortage of masks, many people have the outlook that "a fabric mask is better than nothing". To summarise, scientists concluded in their study that the best materials to use for DIY masks were cotton. This is due to the breathability factor. If a mask is comfortable the user will wear it for longer! The test data shows cotton t-shirts, pillowcases or other cotton materials were ideal. Here is a link to some interesting information regarding DIY masks.

Here are the links to the instructions and videos for mask making options:

Elastic Alternative Tip from Boo Designs

While spandex (or any stretch fabric) is not a recommended fabric for mask making of the actual mask, it can be used as an elastic alternative. View instructions →


  • The face masks and patterns detailed are not considered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cannot prevent the spread of any virus or disease.
  • Fabrics must be new 100% cotton and prewashed
  • All masks should be sent to the organisations requesting donations
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