How to make a face mask with VIN + OMI

Fashion and multi-media Designer VIN + Omi have been busy supporting keyworkers and the NHS with self-made, eco-stainable, face masks created in the VIN + OMI studios.

The breathable, rPet textile used for the creation, is made from recycled Daler-Rowney plastic tubes and turned into rPet textiles.

Want to create your own face mask?

How to make a mask - materials

All you need is:

  • Breathable textile of your choice
  • Filter fabric (Hoover bags are good to use)
  • Pattern
  • Robbon or string

Step 1

The pattern

  • Pin and cut 2 filters
  • Pin and cut 2 breathable

Step 2


Sew the filter pieces together on the centre front (CF) sem, and do the same for the outer breathable pieces

Step 3


Sew both the filter piece and breathable textile piece together along both top and bottom (the two long edges). Keeping the sewn CF seams exposed on each side.

Step 4

Inside out

Turn the entire mask inside out after sewing

Step 5


Lay each piece of string/ ribbon on the edge of each side of the mask on the filter side and roll over the fabric to enclose the string. Then stich down the fabric.

Step 6


  • This is what your face mask should like.
  • Want to add a message? Just paint or stencil on your face mask with System3 Textile Screen Printing.

Step 7


Note: Please note the face mask is not a substitute for social distancing or staying in. Research your fabrics online before using them. If you are into making more masks, contact your local health care workers or vulnerable groups to see if they could use some.

System3 Acrylic Paint

Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylics are versatile water-based colours made from high quality pigments. System3 Acrylic colours are lightfast, permanent, opaque, flexible and quick drying, making them suitable for applications on multiple surfaces both indoor and outdoor.


System3 Screen Printing Acrylic Inks

Daler-Rowney System3 Screen Printing Acrylic Paints are highly pigmented and ready-to-use with excellent colour strength and lightfastness. The System3 Screen Printing Acrylic Inks have been developed to be ready for use straight from the pot, or thinned further with screen printing mediums.


System3 Textile Screen Printing Medium

Daler-Rowney System3 Textile Screen Printing Medium has been designed for screen printing on textiles and fabrics. When mixed with System3 Acrylic Paints, you will get printing inks which will retain the colour intensity of the original paint and should be expected to last for over 20 washes.