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How to Sew a Neck Gaiter Face Mask

Learn how to sew a neck gaiter face mask with one piece of fabric. Neck gaiters are a great option for face masks, you can wear them around your neck and pull them up as needed.

Hi everyone! It’s Erica bringing you a fun and easy sewing project. Having only basic sewing skills myself, I always love the patterns that say for beginners or easy. From scrunchies, dog toys, to neck gaiters. I love that my Mom taught me to sew, that way I can create amazing and useful items from a piece of fabric.

Disclaimer: This post is for personal use. These masks are not designed or intended to prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health condition, including COVID-19/Coronavirus. Please talk to your health care provider for information about the best type of mask and ask them any questions you have about disease prevention.

Fabric neck gaiter in bright triangle print fabric.

How to Sew a Neck Gaiter Face Mask

When you know how to sew neck gaiters and face masks, it makes wearing them fun. You can make them match your outfits and accessories. You can never have enough face masks, keep them in your car, purse, or bag so that you always have them on hand.

Colorful triangle print fabric, scissors, a fabric tape measure, and pins sitting beside a sewing machine.

What you need: 

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Craft Tools Needed: 

Closeup of a sewing machine stitching down a length of fabric.

Neck Gaiter Face Mask Tips:

Measure your fabric

Measure out a piece of fabric 17″ x 18.5″ and cut out using sewing scissors.

fold and pin your fabric

Fold the 18.5″ side of the fabric in half with the print sides facing each other and pin the 17″ sides together. The gaiter will be 9.25″ x 17″ once folded and pinned. The 9.25″ ends will be the openings.

Sewing machine sewing a folded piece of fabric.

Start sewing

Sew the pinned edge together using a straight stitch, make sure to backstitch the beginning and the end. Turn the open edges over about 1″ on both sides, pin, and use a zig-zag stitch to sew together. Make sure to not sew closed, you want both ends to stay open like a tube.

The back of a piece of fabric with ends folded and hemmed.

Finish the gaiter

Trim and loose threads, turn right side out, and slip the gaiter over your head.

**This mask should not be used as a medical grade mask.

A bright colored fabric rectangle on a work table.

what type of fabric should i use?

A jersey knit fabric works the best for neck gaiters. It is stretchy in all the right places and is easy to slip over your head.

Learn how to make a handmade neck gaiter for every outfit with a piece of knit fabric and a sewing machine.
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How to Sew a Neck Gaiter Face Mask

Learn how to sew a neck gaiter face mask with one piece of fabric. Neck gaiters are a great option for face masks, you can wear them around your neck and pull them up as needed.
Prep Time10 mins
Work Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: neck gaiter face mask, Sewing
Author: Erica Golding
Cost: $5

Equipment

Supplies

  • 1/2 yard Jersey Knit Material

Instructions

  • Measure out a piece of fabric 17" x 18.5" and cut out using sewing scissors.
  • Fold the 18.5" side of fabric in half with the print sides facing each other and pin the 17" sides together. The gaiter will be 9.25" x 17" once folded and pinned. The 9.25" ends will be the openings.
  • Sew the pinned edge together using a straight stitch, make sure to back stitch the beginning and the end. Turn the open edges over about 1" on both sides, pin, and use a zig zag stitch to sew together. Make sure to not sew closed, you want both ends to stay open like a tube.
  • Trim and loose threads, turn right side out, and slip the gaiter over your head.
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Neck gaiter face mask made from bright triangle print fabric.

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