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DIY Scarf Face Mask Free Sewing Pattern

Wearing a mask makes it a bit difficult to sport some accessories like scarfs, which can be a bit bothersome. Even so, you definitely shouldn’t avoid using a face mask because coronavirus is still out there and you need some protection against it.

So what can you do? Stop wearing scarfs altogether?

Of course not! Instead, just make a DIY scarf face mask. It’s just like it sounds, a scarf face mask combines a mask and a scarf into one thing. It’s practical and stylish!

If you like the idea, stick around a bit and you’ll learn how to make scarf face mask. It’s a quick, easy, and fun project for all sewing enthusiasts.

Below you will find my step by step written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to make DIY Scarf Face Mask

To make this scarf face mask, you will need a just couple of things.

Supplies and tools

  • fabric – 2x 20 inches square – cotton (tightly woven, prewashed) –  e.g. this cherry blossom
  • 1/16″ round elastic (preferable), 1/8″ or 1/4″ flat elastic, you can also use ties instead of elastic
  • matching thread
  • scissors (or rotary cutter and a cutting mat)
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • iron and ironing board
  • sewing clips or pins
  • sewing machine (a simple machine will do just fine, or you can even hand sew this, although admittedly it will take you more time)

Fabric tip: I recommend using two fabrics that are different in color if you want to be able to easily discern the front and the back.

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How To Sew Scarf Mask

Watch the diy scarf face mask video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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Before you do anything, wash the fabrics thoroughly and iron them.

STEP 1: Mark the fabric

Start by putting one piece of fabric over the other, right sides on each other, aligning their edges. Then find the center of the fabric and mark it. After that, use a ruler to draw a line from one corner to the other, going through the center marking.

STEP 2: Transfer pattern

Place the pattern on top of the diagonal line you’ve just drawn, matching the centers of both and trace around the pattern using a fabric marker

STEP 3: Cut out the fabric

Along the lines you just finished drawing, so that you get a piece of fabric that looks like a big arrowhead.

STEP 4: Set the earloops

Open up one layer of fabric on the small rectangle. Mark the middle of the shorter, slightly curved edges of the rectangle that looks like a volcano.

Put one piece of elastic on top of the fabric so that it forms a semicircle, connecting the mark and the normal corner of the rectangle, the one without a curve. Make sure that the elastic is on the inside of the fabric, not outside. Repeat on both sides.

Put the fabric piece you opened up earlier back over the straps and pin in place.

STEP 5: Sew around

Sew all around the edges using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a two-inch opening to turn the thing inside-out.

STEP 6: Clip the corners

Clip all corners and notch the curved parts

STEP 7: Turn inside out

Turn the whole thing inside out through the opening you left.. Use a point turner or something pointy such as your scissors to push the corners out

STEP 8: Press

Press well with an iron

STEP 9: Finish the scarf face mask

Sew the opening shut using a matching thread. Iron everything one last time so that it’s nice and flat.

That’s it your scarf face mask is ready!

I hope you liked this tutorial. Let us know what you think about this scarf face mask in the comment section below, your feedback is appreciated. Stay safe and responsible!

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 18 comments
Flor Vega - June 17, 2020

I trying to see the video I can’t see

Deborah Davis - June 18, 2020

I just hopped by the Homestead Blog Hop to see your DIY scarf face mask tutorial. What a lovely looking and effective barrier. I can’t wait to make this! I’m sharing this as well.

    Helen - June 19, 2020

    Thank you Deborah. I’m glad you liked it! Hope that you stay safe and healthy in these rough times

Shelbee on the Edge - June 19, 2020

So cute! I think I like the scarf mask way more than a regular mask! Thanks for sharing and linking up with me.


    Helen - June 19, 2020

    Thank you, Shelbee. It really is cute and comfortable

creativejewishmom/sara - June 22, 2020

brilliant, scarf style without the bulk! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

Rhonda - June 22, 2020

Thank you, this looks like a mask that will be much easier to breath in.
I’m going to try sewing one this afternoon.

    Helen - June 22, 2020

    Thank you for commenting and for your kind worsd. Let me know how you did

Michelle - June 23, 2020

Lovely! Maybe this will entice more people to wear masks.

Thank you for sharing with Creative Compulsions!

    Helen - June 23, 2020

    Thank you so much, Michelle! Hopefully it will!

AJ - June 23, 2020

Like it!! Great article. Thank you! Really cool.

Patricia - June 26, 2020

Great site, thank you for being so generous with your creativity, given the fact that in my country the covi 19 is not slowing down … however I will do my best to make some of the models that you kindly delivered, hence I want to make and share some models with people who need it.
thank you very much

Estimadas, gran sitio, gracias por ser tan generosas con su creativas, dado el hecho que en mi país el covi 19 no da tregua… sin embargo haré todo lo posible de realizar algunos de los modelos que ustedes gentilmente entregan, de ahí que quiero hacer y compartir algunos de modelos , con personas que lo necesitan.
muchas pero muchas gracias


    Helen - June 29, 2020

    Thank you, Patricia! You are an angel for helping others in this difficult times. I’m sending hopes and prayers for you and the people in your country. Stay safe and healthy!

Rebecca - Glutarama - June 26, 2020

This is perfect thank you so much for posting this. My 15yr old daughter is Type 1 Diabetic and has made a couple of her own masks but this design is brilliant and looks fab too. I’m forwarding to her so she can make these now.

    Helen - June 29, 2020

    Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for the nice words. I hope she’ll like it!

Conrad - July 10, 2020

This post is genuinely a pleasant one it helps new web users, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

Therese Remus - July 11, 2020

Thank you so much for this pattern and tutorial. Although I have been sewing most of my life I was having a difficult time figuring out how to do this.
I found some incredible girly fabric and can’t wait to sew and show off the mask.


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