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Fabric Mask Topstitching Technique

Disclaimer: I make no guarantees or claims about the effectiveness or proper uses for face masks. Use at your own risk.

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚ I know that a lot of people have had a sudden interest in sewing fabric face masks lately (including myself)!

I started making them for a local organization, based on this tutorial from Deaconess.

Although it is a very good and helpful tutorial, I found that I didn’t like their style of topstitching. It was difficult to make it look nicely finished, at least for me, so I came up with a technique that I have enjoyed more. This technique is great for pleated face masks, where you want some extra reenforcement on the side stitching, to make sure the pleats stay in place well!

I made a video that will hopefully be helpful for you! πŸ™‚

Here you can see which stitch settings I chose: A left-needle-position regular straight stitch for the long sides of the mask, and a left-needle-position triple stitch for the pleated sides.

Make sure you hold your pleat in place with your left hand after you remove your plastic clip or pin!

This is a close up, right after I removed one plastic clip and turned the corner towards my pleats.

I hope that this technique is helpful for you! Please let me know if it was, or if you have any questions! Happy sewing! πŸ™‚

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