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Easy Reusable DIY Face Shield with Cute Bow Headband

Making your DIY face shield mask is a smart move if you need extra protection. Making this easy reusable face shield is a great move if you want to combine protection with style! Why shouldn’t a DIY face shield be cute?

If you want to learn how to make face shield, you’ve come to the right place. Get ready for a fun, but responsible sewing project that’s useful and stylish!
As coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to roam the world, I feel that I need to up our protection as much as possible so I came up with this easy sewing project.

Below you will find my step by step written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners. After making the standard plastic face shield from household materials, it’s time to up the game and add a feminine touch to it!

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How to make the Reusable DIY Faceshield

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How To Sew the Easy DIY Face Shield

Watch the diy face shield with a bow tie video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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Cute / Easy / Reusable Face Shield VIDEO TUTORIAL


STEP 1: Make bias tape

There are more than one way to make bias tape, but I’ll show you the fastest one ever. Even though I have bias tape makers I struggled with them for years. This is why when I started designing masks ( and making tons of mask ties, that is) I had to come up with a faster method to make bias tape, so I came up with a paper template to speed up the process.

Place the fabric strip on top of our paper bias tape template, fold accordingly and make sure the fabric slides freely through the template.  Holding the template with one hand, pull the fabric from the other end and start ironing. Adjust your iron from time to time as it shifts as you pull the fabric. It’s that easy. If you need more details – check my full tutorial HOW TO MAKE BIAS TAPE here.

STEP 2: Cut out the visor

Take the letter sized plastic and using an empty glass as a pattern, round the bottom corners.  Now fold the clear plastic in half and round the top corners a bit as well.

Don’t use your sewing scissors for all this cutting because it will dull or damage them. Use a pair you don’t mind blunting.

STEP 3: Sew bias tape onto the the plastic sheet

Take the bias tape and put it along the edges of the plastic, so that it goes slightly over the front and the back of the plastic. Stitch it in place. Pull it a bit at the corners as you sew, so that it lays flat around them.

STEP 4: Start making the bow headband

Take the bigger piece of fabric and fold it in half lengthwise, right sides facing on each other. Pin or clip it in place.

Sew the long edge shut so that you get a long tube of fabric.

STEP 5: Turn the bow headband right side out

Use either a tube turner or the blunt end of a pencil to turn the whole thing inside out and press with an iron.

STEP 6: Mark the centers

Fold the headband in half so that the short edges meet.

Mark the fold in the middle of the headband with a fabric pen/pencil. You’ll need to match the center of the headband with the center of the foam piece when you insert it in the headband.

STEP 7: Insert the foam piece

Put the foam inside the headband and push it to the middle. Pin on either side of the foam to keep it in place.

To make things easier, first insert the foam into a plastic bag before you insert it inside the headband. Then use your tube turner to fish the plastic bag out of the headband.

STEP 8: Stitch the headband

Clip the raw edge corners, fold them half of an inch inside, pin and start stitching.

Stitch all around the entire headband, making sure to slow down when you are sewing next to the foam. I’d like to press the foam when I’m sewing next to it to help with sewing.

Then sew across on either side of the foam piece, securing it in place.

STEP 9: Assemble the faceshield

Apply the double-sided sticky tape along the inside of the longest edge. Stick the headband on it so that the sponge sits on the tape.


STEP 10: Finish the face shield

Sew the two upper corners of the DIY face shield to the headband, securing the headband in place.

Tie the headband into a bow and you’re done!

That’s it your bow tie reusable faceshield is all ready!

Did you like this cute version of a DIY face shield?  Do you think it is a good idea to combine the protection of a PPE with an extra touch of cuteness? Share your impressions with us in the comment section. Stay safe and healthy!

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 14 comments
Shelbee on the Edge - June 11, 2020

Cute! The bow is super cute and I bet it makes it much more comfortable to wear as well. Thanks for linking up.


    Helen - June 12, 2020

    It really is comfortable and I simply love how cute it turned out!

Nancy - June 13, 2020

I work for a large medical organization and that doesn’t really offer any protection imo. Ditto cloth masks. They give people a false sense of security.

Life Diet Health - June 14, 2020

Wow, another great handmade item – totally perfect for the current times! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

    Helen - June 15, 2020

    I just wish it wasn’t.. thank you for hosting FF!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello - June 16, 2020

Great tutorial and project. I know of several people who could use one of these and be stylish at the same time. Thanks for visiting and sharing this week at #HomeMattersParty

    Helen - June 17, 2020

    Thank you so much, Donna. I’m so glad you find the face shield useful.

Michelle - June 16, 2020

Very cool! And cute!

Thank you for sharing with Creative Compulsions!

    Helen - June 17, 2020

    Thanks for dropping by Michelle and for hosting creative compulsions!

Creatively Crafty Link Party #228 - Life Beyond The Kitchen - June 18, 2020

[…] any size bias tape with this ONE SIMPLE TRICK shared by Helen of Hello Sewing. Check it out. I’m sure you’ll be blown away, […]

Carol - June 18, 2020

This is so pretty and functional. Featuring when my link party opens tonight! Thanks for sharing.

    Helen - June 19, 2020

    I’m thrilled to hear that you featured this cute faceshield. Thank you

Kippi - June 20, 2020

Your shield turned out perfect. I love the idea of adding the foam.
Happy sewing,

    Helen - June 22, 2020

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Kippi. i appreciate the opportunity to share my projects with your readers. Thanks for doing that!


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