My Two Favorite, No-Pattern DIY Face Masks

No matter where you live in the US, it’s safe to say we have adopted mask culture. I’m personally happy to wear a mask. It keeps other people safe from me if I am potentially sick and don’t know it, and me safe from others if they happen to be sick. It’s an easy way to take care of one another and ourselves, and there is no reason we can’t make them a part of our ensembles!

Once I started going out more, I knew I wanted to make masks in different fabrics to match my outfits. Each time I made a new garment, I always added on a mask so I had something cute to match! It’s a little extra, but you would be shocked how many compliments you can get on a coordinating mask!

Now that I have made so many masks in so many different forms, I think it’s safe to say these two mask patterns are the ones I reach for the most to wear and make. For a while I didn’t have access to elastic, so I made a ton of the tied masks. These were great because they can be adjusted for anyone’s head and really do feel the most secure. When it comes to convenience, though, the elastic around the ears is where it’s at. The pattern which looks the most like a surgical mask is by far the fastest and simplest to make. I make these constantly. The pattern with a flat front and top and bottom flaps is really nice looking, but does take a but more effort. I have also tried the masks with a seam down the front, but for some reason these really don’t stay up well on my face.

The only thing to note on these patterns is that I struggle to find elastic that is so stretchy that Kyle and I can wear the same masks interchangeably. His face is larger than mine, so I end up adjusting the length of the elastic for him, so make sure to measure the elastic out on your own face to make sure the fit is right.

As a bonus, this tutorial also includes instructions for making a scrunchie to match your mask! I told you I was a little extra… Take a look at the mask sewing tutorials on Fabric Wholesale Direct’s website!

Linen Button Down Dress Sewing Tutorial

Is it just me, or is anyone else sick of wearing pajamas, sweatpants, and leggings? Last time I was sewing with y’all, I was sharing how to make a sweatshirt for all of this staying at home we are doing, but now it is hot and we’ve been home for so long that I am ready for a dress again! Continue reading “Linen Button Down Dress Sewing Tutorial”

Cutoff Cropped Hoodie Sewing Tutorial

Being cooped up at home feels like the understatement of the century at this point. I like to think of myself as a homebody, but in an effort to truly not expose myself to anyone else, it’s been a full on lock down these days. We have been avoiding the grocery store as much as possible and doing pick up when we really need it. Going down stairs to get the mail from our mailbox at our apartment feels like a journey these days. Because of this, I think we can all agree that our normal day-to-day wardrobe staples have changed. Continue reading “Cutoff Cropped Hoodie Sewing Tutorial”

Matching Pajama Set with Piping Sewing Tutorial

There’s something about getting older that makes you appreciate really nice pajamas. Some of my favorite evenings are getting home from work, exhausted, and loving the feeling of a hot shower and slipping into my PJ’s to enjoy Netflix and my favorite Trader Joe’s frozen Indian meal. My life is exciting, I know. Continue reading “Matching Pajama Set with Piping Sewing Tutorial”

Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial

Can you even believe that we’re so close to Christmas!? Every year I promise myself I won’t let it sneak up on me, but it happens nonetheless. Kyle and I only just purchased return tickets to Houston from Chicago and then have no plans for NYE… I can’t be too hard on myself, though. Tree is up (homemade ornaments and all), gingerbread house is constructed (and partially deconstructed), presents are [mostly] purchased, and I have an outfit picked out! Continue reading “Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial”

Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial

Growing up with a baby sister 13 years younger than you, you get used to her living a completely separate life. When I was getting ready for prom, she was coloring at the kitchen table. When I was graduating from college, she was finishing up a science project about the planets. And then all of a sudden, she’s visiting me in Houston showing me how to apply eye-shadow and inspiring my fashion choices. Enter: this adorable overall dress. Continue reading “Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial”