Face masks have become a way of life now and I’m always looking for ways to make them easier to sew and more fun to wear. This headband Face Mask Pattern is easy to stash away – as a headband! MIND BLOWN
Just convert the mask into a bow headband with a built in strap! Your mask will always be handy and extra cute!
If you’re looking for a headband that holds a mask with buttons click here!
Headband Mask Pattern Download
To download the convertible headband face mask pattern, just click on the button below and enter your email address to subscribe to the newsletter and download the pattern. This pattern is for personal use only.
This headband face mask pattern will print out on A4 or Letter size paper. Make sure to print at 100% or DO NOT SCALE. Tape the pages together along the dotted lines. The instructions are available in this blog post and are not included in the printable.
There is one size here, for women. The strap length can be adjusted to fit most.
Face Mask that turns into a headband
Wear it into the store and when you get out, push it up to the crown of your head. It bunches up just like a headband and is a darling accessory!
This mask has 2 layers and is a comfy design. The elastic is covered in fabric for an extra-soft and aesthetic look!
Because the elastic needs to be large enough to go around your head, it does not have ear loops. Instead, the straps go around the head.
You can either create 2 straps of the same length and use a button to wear it correctly. Or, if you don’t mind tight headbands, you can make a shorter band to go around the base of your neck to hold the bottom of the mask.
This style is one of my favorites to wear, it is easy to put on and comfortable.
Of course, touching your mask to transition it from mask to headband may not be the best practice, so be sure to change and wash your mask headband after wearing! This mask washes easily in the washing machine!
This mask is a little different from my other mask patterns. Check out all 8 of my other face mask patterns here! The 3D mask is a favorite!
Mask Sewing Pattern Materials
This mask requires basic mask making materials – you probably have them on hand! You’ll want an extra cute fabric for this, one that will coordinate with your outfits!
- 1/2 yard quilting cotton or other 100% cotton, I’m using Winter Flower Show by Liberty
- 1/4″ elastic, the harder, less comfortable elastic will be best for this project!
- 3/4″ velcro
- Tailor’s chalk or another fabric marking method
- Safety pin
- 1/2″ button
- Printable pattern download, see below
Basic sewing supplies are also required. See my list of favorite sewing supplies here!
Pretty Mask Instructions
Let’s make some headbands!
First, prewash your fabric. This will insure that the mask won’t shrink or warp later.
Next, cut out 2 layers of the mask template, two strap pieces and 1 middle piece.
Start by pressing the strap in half lengthwise with right sides together.
Sew along the long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Trim seam allowance down to 1/8″ and clip a safety pin at the top of one side..
Use safety pin to thread tube through itself so it is rightside out.
Repeat with the second strap.
Cut 1/4″ elastic into two 13″ lengths. Note: If you are creating a shorter strap for the bottom neck strap, cut the second elastic to 8-9″ and the second tube on the appropriate line on your pattern.
Thread elastic through tube and sew to ends to anchor.
Fabric will gather.
Use tailor’s chalk to mark pleat marks on main mask pieces.
Pin 1 elastic strap to the top corners of the mask, with raw edges matching.
Pin second elastic strap to the bottom corners of the mask.
Baste elastic straps to mask.
Pin the other mask piece on top, face down. Pin, making sure to move the elastic straps out of the way of the edge seam allowance.
Sew around the mask 1/4″ from the edge, pivoting at the corners. Leave a small 2″ opening at the top or bottom of the mask, in the middle. Clip corners.
If you want to add a nose wire to the top of the mask, now is the time to do it! Follow the instructions in this post to do that!
Turn rightside out and press. Topstitch around the mask 1/8″ from the edges. Leave the opening open if you plan to use a filter with your mask.
Pin two pleats by folding fabric from the first mark down to the second and the third mark to the fourth. This will look a little different than the photos below since you have already sewn the two layers together, but here is how to fold the pleats:
Pin in place.
Then stitch over. The pleats will face down.
Sew face mask pleats in place.
To turn this mask into a bow shape, we will attach a little rectangle to the back of the mask. It can wrap around the mask to cinch it in. When worn as a mask, the rectangular tab just hides inside the mask.
Fold the bow middle piece in half and sew long edges 1/4″ from the raw edge.
Turn tube and press.
Pin rectangle to the middle top of the mask and sew on today.
Sew the sticky side of the velcro on the back of the mask over the stitching. Note: the photo shows the soft side not the sticky side – but put the STICKY side here.
Flip mask over so the right side is facing up. Fold under 1/4″ at the top of the tab.
Sew the SOFT side of the velcro on top of that folded over fabric.
Note: shown above I have the sticky side of the velcro in this spot, but trust me and choose the soft side! Mask is facing up with the right side showing.
The middle piece wraps around the middle of the mask when you want to turn it into a headband!
If you plan to wear this mask with a ponytail, or you created a shorter neck strap, you won’t need to do anything additional. If not, sew a button to the middle of the top strap. This button will be used to hang the lower strap on while wearing as a mask!
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