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I needed a little sewing light relief this week. I have been sewing scrubs for the NHS, and cloth masks for friends and family, but I wanted to make something light hearted and fun for a change. Here is how to make a felt superhero mask.
How To Make A Felt Superhero Mask
These masks will be perfect for children’s parties, hen parties and just as silly gifts to your favourite ‘superhero’. Because they can be made in different colours and styles they are easily customised to suit the recipient, and are really cheap and easy to make.
You Will Need
- Felt Material – I used 2 different coloured pieces as this makes the mask reversible.
- Coordinating thread
- Very sharp scissors with fine points
- A heat erasable tracing pen
- some elastic – the length of this varies depending on who you are making the mask for – I need 11 inches for my head, but 8 inches is fine for my 4 year old.
- A sewing machine
- My mask template down load it here – Superhero Mask
Print out the mask template onto card. Or design your own mask outline. Cut out the template.
Place the two pieces of felt together.
Using the heat erasable pen, transfer the template out onto the top layer of felt
Use pins to hold both pieces of felt together whilst you sew. I like to use the same colour thread as my masks, so in my case I had pink in the top bobbin and red in the lower bobbin. I used a small stitch length. Sew on top of the outer mask outline, but sew a few mm outside the outline of the eye holes.
Cut around the mask outline a few mm from the stitching line. Take care not to cut through your stitches. Cut inside the eyeholes a few mm away from your stitches. This should mean that you are cutting on the traced outline of your template.
Quickly press the mask with a hot iron – this should remove any traces of heat erasable pen.
Finally, sew the elastic either end of the mask. I have found that placing the elastic on a level with the top of the eyeholes works best.
And you have a finished mask!
Why not customise the mask with buttons or embroidery? And as these can be made in so many colours, shapes and sizes they are just perfect for so many occasions!
Love these? Why not make some other sewing projects that you can sell?
And look at what you can make from all your small fabric scraps.
Do you think you may be making these at some point in the future? Have an event coming up that these will be perfect for? I love to see your creations. Comment below, or find me on social media using the links above.
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