All 100% cotton fabrics at Suddenly Sewing are perfect for mask making. We only stock artist quality quilting cottons. What makes quilt shop fabrics different? Fabrics manufactured for independent quilt shops are printed on higher quality gray goods. The thread count is higher resulting in a more tightly woven and greater quality end product. 2 layers of quality quilting cotton is ideal for washable, reusable masks.
Masks can be made with either elastic or ties. If you prefer a woven fabric for the ties, allow 2 width of fabric cuts per mask: 3-5" of fabric per mask. Masks made with elastic use approx 14" per mask - depending on the particular pattern used.
1 Yard of fabric makes approx 12 super simple masks. If you just want to make a "bandana" sized scarf, you will need approx 2/3 yards of fabric. This will provide you with a 24" by 44" piece of material. You can create (2) 22" square bandana's.
We also have pre-made kits - which include fabric and elastic and pattern to make an adult sized mask - size medium - fits most adults very comfortably.
Please note, these are for home use. Per the CDC, Cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment (PPE). They are not appropriate substitutes for PPE such as respirators (like N95 respirators) or medical facemasks (like surgical masks) in workplaces where respirators or facemasks are recommended or required to protect the wearer.