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.


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.




  • Caroline

    This is a great idea to keep out dust for gardeners. Wish you were in production and could ship one to Australia for me!

  • Jessica

    How do you wash it?

  • 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!

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