DIY: Face Mask #2 Baby and Toddler

Based on my basic face mask tutorial, it’s still a 3-layer mask except these are sized down and “baby” features a slightly different construction! It also uses a very thin undershirt for the “filter” layer and make use of scraps from creating the adult mask! You can also create a lighter mask for baby by omitting the “filter” layer entirely.

Toddler and Baby Fabric Face Masks

These come in 3 sizes- Toddler Large (Wraparound), Toddler Small, and Baby (approx. 1yo). For the two smaller sizes, the middle layer is optional. Make sure to choose 100% Cotton or Baby-Safe Fabrics. Make sure Baby Mask is always worn while supervised.

UPDATE: Toddler Large fits a 4.5 year old. Toddler Small fits a 1 year old. Baby doesn’t fit anyone!

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Materials

  • Outer Fabric (Quilting Cotton)
  • Padding (Old Undershirt)
  • Inner Lining (Cotton Muslin)
  • Elastic Hairties (Two 2mm-thick Ties)
  • Paper (for creating template)
  • Thread

Create Template (Toddler Large)

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  • Cut paper 10″ x 3.5″.
  • Fold in half lengthwise, then again widthwise.
  • Mark paper 1.5″ in from top-left corner, 1.0″ down from top-right corner. (make sure folds are oriented to the left and bottom)
  • Draw dotted line from top-left corner to top-right marks.
  • Cut along dotted line and unfold.
  • Done!

Create Template (Toddler Small)

  • Cut paper 6″ x 3″. Do Steps 2-3.
  • Do Steps 4-5 but mark 1″ in from Top Left Corner and mark 1/2″ down from Top Right Corner.
  • If making both Toddler Large and Toddler Small, just create the Toddler Large Template, trace and cut using same template, then cut Baby fabric in half down vertical center. (photo #7)

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Create Template (Baby)

  • Cut paper 6″ x 2.5″. Do Steps 2-3.
  • Do Steps 4-5 but mark 1″ in from Top Left Corner and mark 1/2″ down from Top Right Corner.

Cut and Sew

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  • Cut and sew as directed for all my other face masks here.
  • Leave one side unsewn for opening to turn inside out. (photo)
  • Topstitch after turning inside out. (do this for Top and Bottom edges)
  • Place hair elastics before sewing side flaps shut. (photo)
  • For Toddler Large:
    • Use 1/4″ seam allowance for top and bottom edges.
    • Use a thin undershirt for the Padding Layer. (make sure grain runs left to right, photo)
  • For Toddler Small:
    • Use 1/2″ seam allowance for all sewing.
    • Sew Outer Layer pieces together along center vertical and press open before beginning. (photo)
    • Omit Padding Layer for a lighter-weight, if desired.
  • For Baby:
    • Use 1/4″ seam allowance for all sewing.
    • Omit Padding Layer for a lighter-weight, if desired.

Using Fabric Scraps

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Finished Sizes
Toddler Large: Width 6.5″, Height 2.75″
Toddler Small: Width 5″, Height 2.5″
Baby: Width 3.5″, Height 2″

Care Instructions
Wash on Hottest
Dry on Highest Heat Setting
Disinfect by spritzing with water and ironing on Cotton Setting

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