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Face mask – template free – video tutorial

Face masks are great to protect others and yourself from a number of viruses as well as allergens.

This year face masks have become mandatory in some countries and I’ve started to test out other ways to make them so I can find the most comfortable type.

This time I’ve made a template-free 3D mask.

I’ve made it in 2 sizes: small (S) and medium/large (S/L). Check the video for details and method.

Learn to make an easy cloth face mask

Fabrics featured on the video

  • May Gibbs Blossom Babies Yellow on Cotton.
    I hard time choosing just one fabric from this collection. All the May Gibbs range has beautiful prints and the cotton is very soft and great to work with.
  • Desert Dew Flame by Ellie Whittaker – Nerida Hansen. This fabric is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes.

More information

The use of face masks and respirators in the context of COVID-19, Department of Health, Australia

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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3D face mask video tutorial


  1. I just finished watching your video tutorial for the 3D Face Mask… wow it looks easy enough for me to give it a try… I haven’t swayed from the two styles that I usually always make because some of the mask tutorials/patterns are too complicated. I’d really like to try making your version, but I can’t seem to find where you have the fabric measurements / cutting details… am I just overlooking something? Please advise when you get the chance. Thank you!

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  2. Dear Teresa,

    Thank you for the very easy tutorial. I’ve always held off making my own mask as they always look so complicated,with Halloween and Christmas coming I can see that I’ll be busy.

    Kind regards

    Michèle Kingston

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  3. I have made these, but paid for the pattern because it had templates for many sizes. I buy those aluminum strips and slide them in for the nose pieces. Helps the glasses not to steam up.
    Thanks for the clear tutorial, as usual.

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  4. Thanks to Keith for mentioning that the fabric sizes were mentioned in the first minute of the video. I was watching while at work and probably missed it due to an interruption or something. I will watch your video again at home then. Thanks again!


  5. Greeting from Maple Bay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada! I just made a couple of masks using your Ace 3-D Pattern. It certainly is a lot straight forward than the fitted mask pattern I’ve been using! Thank You for sharing. I enjoy reading your emails and watching your videos – interesting the differences I notice and it gives me a new way to approach quilting. Keep Well, Keep Safe, Be Kind. Cheers AVRIL Valentine

    Sent from my iPad

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