How to Make a Face Mask with Ties


Learn how to make a face mask with ties using materials that you already have at home. When making a face mask, you need to make sure that it fits in your face and will not easily fall off. You can do this by attaching ties or ear loops into the face masks. There should be no gaps between the mask and your face for the virus to get through. Homemade face masks are usually made of reusable and washable cloth and fabrics. You can create one with filter pockets for an added level of protection.

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How to make a face mask with ties? If you are a crafty person and know how to sew, you can use your skills to make face masks with ties that you can wear when you go out in a public setting. You can be as creative as you like when creating the mask. You can embellish them for a more attractive look. If you do not know how to sew, there are patterns and materials that you can use for a quick and easy face mask.

To help you get started, we have shared tutorials and patterns on how to make a face mask with ties. We have shared patterns for both sewn and no-sew face masks. You do not have to worry if you do not know how to sew because we have shared tutorials for every skill level. When making ties, you can use various materials like fabrics, ribbons, rubber bands, and elastics. We will tackle each of the materials that you can use below.

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Face Mask with Fabric Ties

One way to make a tie for the face mask is to use fabric strips. You can easily cut a strip from the same fabric that you use in creating the mask or you can choose a different one. You will need to sew the fabric into the mask by hand or using a sewing machine. This tutorial shared by the Deaconess site talks about how to make a mask with ties using cotton fabrics and strips. It is an easy tutorial that you can follow if you want to make a face mask with fabric ties. Check out how to make the mask by clicking the link above.

✅ Video – How to Sew a Face Mask with Fabric Ties

The video below is shared by Erica Arndt on her YouTube channel. It is a tutorial on how to make a mask using cotton fabrics and fabric strips for the ties. She also shared alternative sizes to choose from. Erica demonstrates how to cut, sew, and attach the fabric ties into the mask. Check out the tutorial video below.

DIY Face Mask with Adjustable Yarn Ties

You can use various kinds of materials for the ties of the face mask as long as it will secure the mask on your face and comfortable to use. Another material that you can use is yarn. The Lazy Dayz shared on YouTube how to make a mask with yarn ties. The ties that she is using for the mask is an 8.8 oz yarn used for crochet or knitting. The ties can fit all sizes, and because it is from soft material, it is comfortable to wear. It is a good alternative if you do not have elastics or rubber bands on hand. Check out the video below for the tutorial.

✅ Video – Adjustable Face Mask Straps

The video below is a tutorial shared by The Lazy Dayz on YouTube. It tackles how to make face mask ties or straps with the use of soft yarn. On a 12 inch piece of yarn, she made a “double hand over knot.” Then, on the 6-inch piece of yarn, she made a “slip knot,” usually used in crocheting. Watch the video below to find out how she tied the two yarns together to form an adjustable tie and how to sew the ties on the mask.

Face Mask with Filter Pocket and Ribbon Ties

Another material that you can use for the tie of the face mask is ribbons. As compared to elastic ties, ribbons are easier to adjust so the mask can fit any adult. Moreover, ribbons are comfortable and gentle to the skin. The Jennifer Maker site shares how to make face masks with filter pockets and adjustable ties. She has shared a pattern that you can download and print on the website. Check out the steps in making the mask by clicking the link above.

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✅ Video – DIY Face Mask with Filter Pockets and Adjustable Ties

The video below is shared by Jennifer on her YouTube channel. Watch her make the face mask using the same steps above. In the video, she shows how to make the cut the fabrics using the patterns that she has and assemble them together to create a face mask. If you want an actual demonstration of the steps above, watch the video below.

Face Mask with Paracord Straps

You can also use paracord for the straps or ties of the mask. It is another option that you can use if you have one at home. The video below is shared by the Paracord Planet and tackles how to make a mask with paracord straps. It is another method that includes sewing. The paracord should be tightly attached to the mask to make sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask wherein the virus can get through. Check out the video tutorial below.

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✅ Video – Easy Sew DIY Face Mask with Paracord Straps

The video shared by the Paracord Planet shows how to make a mask with paracord straps in easy steps. The mask is easy to sew and does not require much sewing experience. In the video, he also tackled the patterns used in creating the mask in the video. He also demonstrates how to make the paracord straps, pinning the pleats, and adding the wire nose piece into the mask. Watch the tutorial below.

Homemade Face Mask with Elastic Ties

One of the most popular materials used when making ties for a face mask is elastic. Elastic is stretchable and goes back to its original form. It is commonly used in sewing and is easy to attach to various materials. A tutorial shared by the Sweet Red Poppy site talks about how to make a face mask with elastics as ear loops. This is an ideal project that you can do if you have a sewing machine at home. She demonstrates how to make the face mask as well as the right measurements needed. Check out the link above for the tutorial.

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✅ Video – Face Mask with Elastic Ties

Melanie Ham shares the video below on her YouTube channel. She demonstrates how to make a face mask using fabrics and elastics for the ear loops. You will need a sewing machine for this particular face mask pattern. She also shared some tips on how to make sure that the elastics are tightly attached to the mask. Check out the tutorial below.

Homemade Face Mask with Bias Tape

Another option when making ties or straps for face masks is to use bias tape. The Sewing Room Channel shared on YouTube a tutorial on how to make a mask using fabrics and a ½ inch wide bias tape. It is a good option if you do not want to sew fabric for the ties or do not have other materials at home. Watch the video for a step-by-step tutorial.

✅ Video – 15 Minute Face Mask with Ties

The Sewing Room Channel shared on YouTube how to make face masks with bias tape ties in 15 minutes. The materials and supplies needed are also shown in the video. She demonstrates the step-by-step instructions on how to cut, assemble, and sew the mask together. Moreover, she also provides tips on how to sew the fabrics and the bias tape. Check out the video tutorial below.

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No-Sew Face Mask with Hair Ties

A simple solution when making a homemade face mask, and you do not know how to sew, is to use hair ties. All that you need is a bandana or handkerchief and two pieces of hair ties. Because no cutting and sewing is required, you will need to fold the fabric until it forms into a rectangle that can cover your nose and mouth.

Check out this post about how to make a face mask with hair ties for tutorials and patterns. We have shared different methods on how to make a face mask using hair ties. You can find sewing patterns for those who know how to sew. We have also provided no-sew patterns for those who are not good with needlework.

✅ Video – Easy Pleated Face Mask

The video below is shared by the Japanese Creations site and demonstrates the steps above. It is easy to follow and you will only need two materials. Watch carefully how the handkerchief is folded, how the hair ties are inserted, and the ends of the handkerchief tucked together to create a face mask.

Face Mask with Rubber Band

Another no-sew face mask that you can make is using bandana, handkerchief, or t-shirt and rubber bands. The tutorial shared by the Spruce site talks about how to make a face mask using a bandana and rubber bands. It is a quick and easy no-sew option that you can do. Check out the steps on how to make the mask by clicking the link above.

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✅ Video – Quick and Easy No-Sew Face Mask

Kristin Omdahl shares the video below on her YouTube channel. She demonstrates how to make a face mask using a bandana and rubber bands. According to her, anyone can make this mask quickly and easily. She demonstrates how to fold the bandana and attach the rubber bands on each end for the ear loops. Check out the video tutorial below.

Kinds of Ties to Choose From

There are three different ways to attach the tie into the face mask. You can choose one according to your preferences. Plan it out before making the mask.

Earloops

For this kind of tie, you can use elastics, rubber bands, or hair ties. You will need the ties to be short and tight so that it will stay securely wrapped around your ears. On the other hand, they should not be too short or tight that they would pop off and hurt your ears.

Ties that go around your ears

You can use fabrics, ribbons, or elastics for this kind of a tie. They are loose ties that you tie together behind your ears every time you put the mask on. It is simple to make and requires the least work when it comes to sewing. You can simply slip it on the mask.

Ties that go around the back of your head

You will need a long material for making this kind of a tie. Fabrics, paracords, yarns, ribbons, or long elastics will work for the tie. The tie should be long enough to go around the back of your head horizontally. On the other hand, the length should be enough so that the fit will not be too loose.

You can also check out this article about the materials that you can use in place of elastic. We have shared information about the best materials that you can use when making ties for face masks.

Conclusion

You have reached the end of this post that tackles how to make a face mask with ties. There are many options that you can choose from. If you know how to sew, you can make ties made from fabrics, ribbons, and elastics. On the other hand, you can use rubber bands and hair ties if you want a face mask that is quick and easy to do. Depending on your preferences, you can always find a pattern or tutorial that you can follow. Try making a mask from one of the tutorials above. Thank you for reading!

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