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DIY neoprene face mask patterns

Masks are used for many activities and applications – from costumes to health to recreational activity. Because of the high demand and low supply of face masks these days, it may be easiest to make your own masks for yourself, your friends, family, and community. Below is a list of easy to make neoprene face masks with free patterns or tutorials. Please be sure to educate yourself on the best practices for using the different types of masks for your purpose and safety.

Need Neoprene Fabric?

SewSwank offers authentic neoprene fabric in a ton of colors and styles. And since we sell it by the square foot, you can be sure to get the perfect amount for your neoprene face masks or other craft and sewing projects!

Neoprene comes in many different forms including closed cell (waterproof or water resistant), open cell (breathable), laminated with fabric, and textured rubber. Different face mask designs work better with different types of neoprene fabric. Depending on the type of mask (cycling mask, ski mask, dust mask, etc.), closed-cell neoprene may need exhalation valves inserted in the mask for comfortable breathing. There are also inserts you can purchase that add extra filtration to your mask.

A note from the CDC about valves… ‘An N95 respirator with an exhalation valve does provide the same level of protection to the wearer as one that does not have a valve. The presence of an exhalation valve reduces exhalation resistance, which makes it easier to breathe (exhale). Some users feel that a respirator with an exhalation valve keeps the face cooler and reduces moisture build up inside the facepiece. However, respirators with exhalation valves should not be used in situations where a sterile field must be maintained (e.g., during an invasive procedure in an operating or procedure room) because the exhalation valve allows unfiltered exhaled air to escape into the sterile field.’

Need Elastic for Your Face Masks?

Braided elastic is light weight, durable (perfect for frequent use), and is comfortable against skin.

Easy DIY Neoprene Face Mask Pattern –

‘This is a DIY neoprene face mask pdf sewing pattern with a sew-along video tutorial. This neoprene face mask is easy sewing projects and simple to sew. Instant download free PDF sewing patterns! ‘

How To Make DIY Face Mask Without Elastic –

‘…New printable DIY Face Mask without elastic tutorial for all of you who want to make dozens and dozens of face masks for their friends and family. I wanted to create a design that takes less time to put together, is even more comfortable to wear, and requires zero elastic.’

100 Masks in 11 Minutes –

‘We are making masks with scuba knit fabric that our signature wetsuits are made out of. It’s a great material to use because the stretchy knit fabric doesn’t require additional elastic, and fits the face snugly. Watch the tutorial, and make your own mask with the pattern below. Stay safe!’

How to Make a Face Mask at Home – BluPrint

While homemade face masks are not medical-grade and are not in any way a substitute for N95 or surgical masks, they could potentially discourage touching your face and signal that you’re trying to protect yourself and others. So whether you’re pulling out spare fabric and stitching on your machine, or simply folding up some fabric with hair ties, these face mask tutorials can help walk you through the process.

Don’t Want to Make Your Own?

Check out some of these fabric face masks available to purchase right now. Some of them come with filters, and most of them are washable and reusable.

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