You asked: How much material do you need to make a face mask?

How do you measure a homemade face mask?

To find the right fit, we recommend using a flexible tape measure (or a piece of string). Measure from the bridge of your nose to under your chin (about 1-inch from under the tip of your chin).

How do you make a homemade face mask?

Combine 1/2 cup hot—not boiling—water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and one small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

Are fat quarters used for masks?

We are looking at how to make a face mask, using a fat quarter piece of material, to be used to whilst you are out and about. So, the news this past week in the UK is that from 24th July it is compulsory to wear a face-covering when you are out and about in the shops and on public transport.

What are fabric quarters?

Fat quarters are a standard cut of fabric, frequently seen in quilting fabrics. When purchasing fabric, it typically comes by the yard or meter. As it comes off the bolt, if you buy a quarter yard, the piece would be 9 inches by whatever the width of the fabric is.

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What do you need to make a face mask with fabric?


  1. 2 pieces of tightly woven cotton fabric (examples: clean pillow cases or 100% cotton t-shirts). Cut to 9” X 6” (Adult) or 7 ½” X 5” (Child).
  2. Sewing (straight) pins.
  3. Scissors.