Enclosed Face Shield Hood Pattern Tutorial

DIY free pattern tutorial face shield hood fully enclosed

I have been worrying a lot about our re-entry to school and daily life, since there are still so many questions about how contagious and dangerous the COVID-19 virus is. In an attempt to stop wallowing in my worry, I got to work coming up with a pattern for a fully-enclosed fabric hood and clear plastic face shield.

  • Made from materials that are easily accessible and inexpensive.
  • Uses a baseball cap as the support structure, which allows for a more comfortable and cool fit.
  • Allows the wearer's face to be seen (important for lip reading and speech).
  • Causes minimal glasses fog.
  • Washable for repeated use.
  • Has a double layer of fabric, with no gaps, to prevent germ transmission.
  • NOT for hospital or medical use.
  • NOT OSHA certified.
  • Pattern is FREE to download and use for non-commerical, personal production. 

Download the pattern to print HERE. This is a large (24"x14") page. If you have trouble tile printing it, try the multipage pdf HERE.

RESOUCES:

I purchased the plastic (polycarbonate) from TAP Plastics. One sheet can be cut into enough for 12 shields and costs around $13 for the sheet.

 

 


26 comments


  • Elsie

    thanks for making this pattern accessible for printing. Your efforts are appreciated. :)


  • Anne Sylte Bloom

    @Remi and @KJ — I’m afraid I don’t sell the finished hoods. I suggest finding a person in your community who sews to see if they can make one for you. The pattern is free for non-commercial use.

    @Amber — You’re very welcome!!

    @Charlotte — I thought about sewing the plastic on directly )feel free to try that) but I worried that puncturing the plastic all around the edge with the sewing machine needle would compromise the strength of the plastic.

    @Maud — You could modify the shape of the plastic. I decided that the curved edge looked better and was easier to sew a “clean” edge, but I didn’t try an octagon shape.


  • Anne Sylte Bloom

    @Kathy I’m so glad this pattern can be of help to your daughter. Stay healthy!


  • Kathy

    I just finished making two of these. I think it will get easier and they will look better as I continue making them. My daughter plans on using them when she has to go back to in class teaching. She wanted a little something extra for when the kids are mask less in class for lunch time. Thank you for creating this.


  • Remi

    Hello, I have a shortness of Breath, so, I can’t use the mask for more than an hour. When I saw this full covered shield looks pretty cool. My question..if I will wear this shield I don’t need to wear the mask. Do you think I will breathe much better. Where can I buy this and how much?
    Thank you for your time. Hope to hear from you soon.


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