August 31, 2020

Free pattern! V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask

A sample of the pattern for a V3 Mask

We've taken the #OpenCovidPledge and have promised to make our face mask designs available to all. Back in April, we posted the pattern + instructions of our V1 Reusable Cloth Face Mask — for free use by all under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Now we're sharing the pattern for our V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask (product link here; pattern below!)

Home sewers across the country have been using the V1 pattern to sew masks for their friends, family, and communities; some have opened Etsy shops offering versions of our V1 Mask for purchase. We want to support sewers, makers and small home businesses; if you open a shop and offer our mask patterns for purchase, let us know so we can link to you.

DOWNLOAD THE V3 MASK PATTERN BELOW! Questions, feedback, thoughts? Feel free to post a comment.


Download the SMALL/MEDIUM Size V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask Pattern here. (PDF)

Download the MEDIUM/LARGE Size V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask Pattern here. (PDF)


Here's a video in which Tom demonstrates how to sew the V3 Mask:

Rachel, owner of the Etsy shop tombihninspired that offers versions of our face mask patterns including expanded sizes and filter pockets, created the video below demonstrating how to make the adjustable ear loops and lanyard of the V2 and V3 Mask. Note that masks with lanyards are for adult use only and are not intended for use by children 12 and under; see our warnings & guidelines.

Noteworthy notes:


Creative Commons License
V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask Pattern by TOM BIHN, INC. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at

TOM BIHN has taken the #opencovidpledge - all of our face mask patterns will be offered under the Creative Commons license.


Marian - September 7, 2021

I have been making masks for two years now and this pattern is going to be a gamechanger to my 3D and pleats. Thank you so much for such a great pattern and tutorial video!

Joe - August 19, 2021

Thanks for the mask pattern!
TOM BIHN replied:
Hi Joe,

You’re very welcome!

~ Darcy, CEO at TOM BIHN

Christa Hendrickson - February 14, 2021

Your mask style is amazing. I have made over 2,000 masks to this point and over half in your style. I have a soap business but took to sewing masks because I wanted to help. I made them for free at first but people wanted to pay me. So they bought soap and got masks🥰. So thank you for sharing. I have some masks going into a store and I am going to credit your pattern on my label.

Rachel - February 14, 2021

Will you be able to share the pattern for the new 6-layer mask? I see that it does not have a seam on the bridge of the nose. That’s a great improvement! Thanks!

Adriane Reed - February 14, 2021

Any chance you’ll be sharing the v4 mask pattern? My mom bought one and it’s my favorite! Wish I could afford to buy more to wear to school.

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