Sew a Face Mask

Our iCare v7 software for medical patterns includes a pattern for a personal shaped face mask and a pleated face mask.

The face masks can be made with washable fabrics or disposable non-woven fabrics. Washable fabrics should be able to withstand very hot water. The face mask can be secured with elastic or with fabric ties as desired.

Sewing instructions for the face masks are included in the iCare program.

Download FREE iCare from this link - FREE iCare Medical Patterns

If you do not want to download software, you can also get our FREE PDF mask patterns in this article by Phyllis Carlyle at this link - Sewing Face Masks

See also Sewing A Vinyl Face Shield- Sewing Face Shields


  • All reusable fabrics should be prewashed with fragrance-free detergent.
  • DO NOT use fabric softeners or bleach.
  • For resuable face masks, use natural fibers only (cotton, silk, linen, bamboo)--no blends.
  • For disposable face masks, use medium weight sew-in non-woven interfacing.
  • Do not use fabrics treated with flame retardant.
  • Seams should be finished in such a way that they do not rub or irritate (french seams--flat fell--etc). if serging or overcasting, put seams to outside and topstitch.

iCare Shaped Face Mask

iCare Pleated Face Mask

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