Raise your hand if you’re looking for yet one more tutorial on how to sew a mask!
Oh you’re over it? You’re sick of mask tutorials filling your newsfeed?
Yeah, me too.
That’s why this isn’t a mask tutorial. Or at least it’s not your normal mask tutorial.
If we’re going to have to wear masks, we might as well start showing our personality with them, so I decided to make a mask that is “extrovert” friendly.
I personally have found it weird to go shopping in my mask. It feels so….unfriendly. I want to say hello the familiar faces I see at my corner grocery store, so I thought, “Why not say hello ON my mask?”
Making this is fairly easy for those who have some familiarity working in Silhouette Studio (the design software for Silhouette Cameo die cutting machines). The name tag was designed and customized with the various names I wanted right in Silhouette Studio (made some for my gang of quilting ladies and some family). I used printable heat transfer sheets and I printed the page to my Canon printer (I have one similar to this and love it). I did 8 name tags to a sheet and just sized them so that I could fit them all on.
Two hints to remember! 1. Be sure to reverse your design before printing so that when you iron it on it will read normally and 2. don’t forget to turn on your registration marks so that you can send it through your die cutting machine!
After printing the sheet, I transferred it to my cutting mat and fed it into my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine. It did a perfect cut around each tag.
My face masks are two pieces of white fabric that are 6” x 16” (which I then fold to be 6” x 8”). Using my Cricut heat press, I put the name tag onto the right side of the fabric, about an inch from the top and centered from right to left. Let it cool completely before peeling away the backing.
From there, I sewed up the masks and turned right side out. I ended up using bias tape since apparently elastic is unavailable until mid-June (or at least that’s what Amazon said). Each mask takes two pieces that are about 42” long, so I was happy to use my Stripology ruler to make super super quick work of the cutting!
And there you have it! What a fun little way to show your personality