header image detail of Alexandria Levin painting
header image detail of Alexandria Levin painting

Mask Templates

Modified Olson Masks

The masks are NOT for sale, as I am not a seamstress. I created these masks for myself and a few close people in my life. However, I have been asked for instructions. These are free to copy, print, and share. And if you do not sew, there are people who do sew, who are selling beautiful and fun masks. Look up your local mask makers online, and support a small local business in the process.

I put together a two-page PDF, with two versions of the mask depending on nose-size. The larger of the two might also have a little extra breathing space within. I recommend sewing one mask with some practice fabric, and adjusting the pattern from there to fit your own face best. That is what I did three different times.

Note that the PDF mask templates have 1-inch measurments on them. When you print them out, make sure that the 1-inch is really 1-inch. Adjust your printing, otherwise. I traced the pattern onto some cardstock, and I use that to trace the template onto the fabric.

Stay healthy! We want a cure or a vaccine or a treatment... But until then, the best solution is to minimize the spread of the virus. Masks are not to protect yourself, so much, as they are to protect those around you. If you are considerate of your fellow human beings, and realize that true liberty for everyone only comes paired with grown-up responsibility, then you wear a mask in public. Simple as that.

olson maks
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