Fold three pleats in the mask as shown on the CDC pattern below and sew each side of the mask to hold the pleats. Metal rod should be at the top of the mask and three pleats should fold down from the top.
How do you measure pleats for face mask?
0:383:27Easy way to make pleats in fabric masks - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipThe top edge down one inch and the bottom edge up about two inches therell be a little gap hereMoreThe top edge down one inch and the bottom edge up about two inches therell be a little gap here between the two iron that. And then fold that top edge over again.
Can a face mask have two pleats?
Fold the short ends of the sewn face mask creating two pleats on both sides. Pin in place. Pleated side should measure 3.25” high. Sew the folded pleats in place and remove the pins.
Do you have to put pleats in a face mask?
Luckily, face masks only have three pleats, so you can stitch them one at a time in a way that keeps them from pulling apart and breaking needles (needles are most likely to break while moving from thinner fabric onto bulkier fabric. So you mentally divide the side of your face mask in three.
What is the finished size of a pleated face mask?
about 3 ½” There should be no spacing between pleats and the pleats should bump up to one another. Correct length of a finished adult size mask is about 3 ½”.
How do you put pleats on a face mask?
2:123:55Best HACK EVER for making pleats for Face Masks! - YouTubeYouTube
Which iS better a pleated or fitted face mask?
Fitted face masks are one of the more stylish options with a curve that extends down from the nose to create a more natural look. Pleated face masks cover more of your face and provide more coverage than fitted masks. Origami (or boat or 3d style) masks are just as stylish, if not more stylish than the fitted masks.