Serger Mask

Posted by Diana Cedolia


Serger set up

  • Standard 4 Thread Overlock
  • All purpose thread in the needles and loopers


Recommended Accessories

  • Cloth Guide attachment if available for the serge
  • Double Eyed Needle for burying the serger tails


Sewing Machine

  • All purpose sewing thread in the needle and bobbin


Fabric and Elastic

  • 1 rectangle of 100% cotton quilting fabric 8 ½” x 15 ½”
  • 2 pieces of ¼” or 1/8” that is 6 ½” long



Construction

Fold the fabric in half right sides together so the 8 ½” edges touch.

 Serge the 8 ½” edges together.

Use the guide on the Cloth Guide Attachment to keep the seam even.


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Turn the fabric right side out and press the seam along the edge.

 
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Fold the fabric in half again matching the 8 ½” edges.

Press the fold to make a crease.

Open out the fabric to see the crease.

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Fold each finished edge towards to touch the crease and press the folds.

Open out the fabric.

 You will have 3 creases.

 
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Fold the fabric along each of the creases to form pleats.

Draw a line ½” from each of the folded creases.

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Pin the pleats in place.

Do this to both raw edges.


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Serge these edges keeping the pleats in place.

Be careful to remove the pins before they get to the serger knife.

Bury the serger tails with a Double Eyed Needle.

 
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Trim the tails off after they have been pulled through the seam.
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Pin the elastic to each serged end as in the picture.

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 At a sewing machine use a zigzag stitch to sew the elastic in place.


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You may now wear your mask.

Click to download and print instructions.

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