How to Sew a Fleece Ski Mask

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    by Kathryn Hatter

    About the Author

    Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator and regular contributor to "Natural News." She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, painter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. Hatter's Internet publications specialize in natural health and she plans to continue her formal education in the health field, focusing on nursing.

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    A ski mask will cut the wind and keep sensitive facial skin from dangerous over-exposure to cold temperatures. Stay warm in style with an inexpensive fleece ski mask. Fleece ski masks are so affordable that you might even make several to give yourself a variety of color choices for your outerwear. These directions will make an adult-size ski mask. Make the dimensions approximately 2 inches smaller to make a child-size ski mask.

    Things You'll Need

    • Pencil
    • Paper
    • 1/2 yard fleece
    • Ruler
    • Sewing machine
    • Matching thread
    • Scissors

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    Draw a pattern with pencil and paper of the side view of your mask. The length from top to bottom is 12 inches. The width from side to side is 7 inches. Round the top, making it wider in the upper back and then taper it down to the bottom neck edge. Cut out a notch 1 1/2 inches wide for the face portion. Cut out the pattern.

    Fold the fleece with right sides facing in and place the pattern onto the folded fleece with the portion below the eye hole on the fold of the fleece. This prevents you from having a seam over your mouth. Pin the pattern to the fleece and cut around the pattern. Remove the pins.

    Keep the fleece folded with right sides facing in. Begin stitching at the top edge at the face notch and stitch around the upper edge, around the upper back and down to the bottom edge using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Do not stitch the neck edge.

    Turn the ski mask right side out to finish.

    • Fold under the raw edges along the neck edge 1/2 inch and stitch this fold to finish the neck edge. This step is optional, however as polar fleece doesn't require hemming.

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