The need for PPE (or personal protective equipment) likely isn’t going anywhere fast, and while Mood has a bunch of free patterns and tutorials to help, it’s sometimes a pain to wear a face mask all day. Instead, some are leaning toward face shields, which provide a protective layer without fogging up glasses or making your breathe your own CO2. Luckily, these shields are easy to make, and with Mood’s new colorful vinyl, they can also be fun to wear!
First, cut out the necessary pieces from your fabric. I did the following:
- 9″x12″ with the bottom corners curved
- Lower Edge Binding: 1″x30″
- Upper Edge Binding: 1″x12″
- Headband: 5″x18″
Fold your Upper Edge Binding in half, wrong sides together and press. Fold the raw edges inward toward the fold, and press to create some double fold bias tape, like you see above. Repeat with your Lower Edge Binding.
Sandwich your vinyl panel in between the main fold of your bias tape and stitch the Lower Edge Binding along the shield. Repeat with the Upper Edge Binding, tucking in the raw edges at the ends when you sew.
Fold your Headband in half along the length, faces together and stitch along the top edge. Flip right side out and press.
Tuck the raw edges of your Headband in and pin two pieces of elastic into the open ends. Stitch the open ends of your Headband closed, securing the elastics in place.
Beginning at the center front, aligning both, pin your shield along the bottom edge of your headband and stitch into place.
Note: To keep the vinyl further from your face, you can also line the since of your headband with some foam.