Making a safe Covid-19 Mask

Folks have been asking me about my mask, it has a shape that covers up to your eyes and down across your chin. So I wanted to share where I got the pattern. I saw this from a quilting YouTube Channel called Fabric Patch. They call their mask the Jesse mask after the person who created it. It’s sized to your face, simply use the proper pattern. Here’s all the details.

Fabric Patch “Jesse” Mask

Items Needed

  • Pattern fabric, at least 18″ x 14″
  • Light colored fabric, at least 16″ x 10″
  • Light interfacing to cover light fabric
  • Nose piece, I used foil tie from Hostess donuts!
  • Tape measure
  • Pins
  • Fabric and paper scissors
  • Thread and bobbin
  • Conair 28FB Iron, Ironing mat
  • Singer 9020 Sewing Machine
  • Pattern PDF, print proper sized mask
Hehe, a note to my family to not throw away this tab on the Hostess Donettes bag!


The video is over 30-minutes long because I wanted to explain it step. The overview is the first 3:35 minutes and I’ve shown the times for corresponding step below. Hope this helps!

  1. Measure from top of nose to around bottom of chin, then from tip of nose to the front of your ear. (See 0:26 seconds)
  2. Print proper pattern. If you download the PDF, you can print just the page you need. Notice each mask says the size, for example 5″ chin measurement, 5.5″ ear measurement. (Minute 3:35)
  3. Cut around on your fabric using the pattern. Remember to cut a piece right side up and back side up. Cut the light inside fabric and the outside patterned fabric. Also cut the little scrap fabric to cover the nose piece. (Minute 5:34)
  4. Iron light interfacing to a light colored fabric for the inside of the mask. You need this to be a different color so you know which side is touching your face and which side is facing outside. (Minute 7:04)
  5. Sew the light colored fabric, right sides together. Clip the curves being careful not to cut into the seam. (Minute 12:06)
  6. Add the nose piece and cover with the scrap piece of fabric. (Minute 15:48)
  7. Sew the patterned fabric, right sides together. Clip the curves again being careful not to cut into the seam. (Minute 19:07)
  8. After sewing the right sides together, sew across the top and bottom of the mask. (Optional)
  9. Turn inside out. Iron seams. (Minute 24:23)
  10. Measure on the mask on your face, if you are going to use elastic (subtract 1/3 of the length)”.
  11. I choose to use fabric ties, so I ironed a piece measuring 1 1/4″ x 18″, of pattern fabric in half. Sew by folding the edges inwards to the middle to make a binding. Now add the elastic or binding to the ends of the mask. Stitch several times across the end of the masks. (Minute 25:49)

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