This post is the continuation from Face Covering Part 1 please read the other posts if you have not already done so.

Fold in both the wings lining the top and bottom, lightly press the the fold like in this picture.

Fold in the wings and press
Fold in the wings and press

Next fold over and lightly press the top and bottom seams do not use any facing yet, one of the wings will overlap the other this is by design to create the filter pocket.

Lightly press the top and bottom seams
Lightly press the top and bottom seams

Open the seams and place a double layer of hemming web in a trapezoid shape, make sure there is a gap on the left and right sides for the string that you created in part 1 you will be ironing the string in place in the next step.

Trapezoid of hemming web
Trapezoid of hemming web

Carefully fold in the two wings and press using the webbing instructions and a piece of fabric to keep the face of the iron clean, when cooled check the string can move, you now have a pocket for the filter.

The filter pocket
The filter pocket

The next step is to fold and lightly press a folded seam to the top and bottom edges.

Fold the top and bottom Seams
Fold the top and bottom Seams

Use a double layer of hemming web and press in place the top and bottom seams using a piece of material to protect the face of the iron.

Complete the top and bottom seams
Complete the top and bottom seams.

Optional step is to add a nose wire, this can be a nose wire strip, a pipe cleaner, coated stiff copper wire, this inserts into the top seam, like in this picture, cut a piece to length and move it to the middle.

Inserting a nose wire.
Inserting a nose wire.

Now you have a no sew face covering with a filter pocket, repeat the process for any other coverings and sizes.

Multiple Face Covering Sizes
Multiple Face Covering Sizes

You can purchase filters although the lead time is quite long at the date of posting, or use a coffee filter, kitchen roll, vacuum bag, just Google the different options.

Fit the non medical face covering by pulling on the string or cord until comfortable, make sure the wearer can breath comfortably, if the wearer feels out of breath do not use the face covering.

Pinch the nose wire if fitted there should be no gaps from the top or sides, the mask is only meant to stop you spreading the virus if you are asymptomatic as the virus is spread in small droplets from the back of your throat, here is our model wearing a mask created from this tutorial.

Front of Face Covering
Front view of Face Covering
Side view of Face Covering
Side view of Face Covering

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