New Guide: Sew a Halloween Costume Face Mask #halloween

Plague Doctor Mask

Halloween is just around the corner. Everyone is a little anxious this year – with Covid 19 still threatening our neighborhoods and cities, we want to keep each other as safe as possible. But we all desperately need a little fun and connection, and Halloween really brings neighborhoods together.

So we’re happy to present this new tutorial from Erin St. Blaine: Sew a costume face mask over your real face mask, and keep those trick-or-treaters safe this year. This tutorial has three free downloadable sewing patterns to make an animal face or a spooky Plague Doctor mask, all of which can transform your look into something silly that will make the kids laugh when they come to your door. Or make one for your young trick-or-treater that will make her want to keep her mask on all night long.

From the guide:

Halloween is such a fun holiday, and traditionally includes mask-wearing to complete your costume. This year, face masks have been a daily fashion choice for many of us, so here’s a guide that focuses on making that face mask a little extra special for the spookiest day of the year.

Use colored felt to add a bird beak or monkey face to any face mask. Or create a “plague-doctor” style mask from

scratch to bring a bit of historical authenticity to your costume this year.

We’ve included printable patterns and sewing directions. You’ll need fabric and interfacing or craft felt, scissors, pins, and a sewing machine (or a needle and thread and some patience).

Learn to make your Halloween Face Mask here: https://learn.adafruit.com/halloween-costume-face-mask/overview

Happy Halloween!


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