Fabric Mask with Filter Pocket- Surprise Fabric Option

(8 customer reviews)


Surprise Fabric masks allow you to get your masks quickly, and for a discount!  These are 3 layers of fabric with a pocket for a filter (filter is optional).  2 Removable Nose Wires included with each mask.  Elastic around the ears, pleats for a snug fit.  Fabrics will vary, and we can’t guarantee any specific ones, but leave preferences at checkout.  Most men prefer “Large” size, and most women prefer “Regular” size.  Local Columbia SC Pickup can use code PICKUP to do contactless pick up in downtown Columbia.

Stock up for a discount!
Please let us know size/gender/preference for each mask. For instance "3 Female Regular Adult Floral and 1 Male Toddler Print"
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We’ve stocked up on masks, and if you’re flexible on the fabric print, we invite you to stock up too!

You can get as few as 1 or as many as 10 (with a large discount).  You let us know the sizes you need, and any special requests, and we’ll send you some surprise patterns!

We have added a larger size that seems to be preferable for most men. These are 1″ taller and the elastic is .5″ longer. Most people can wear the “Regular” size (men and women). However, most men may find the “Large” size more comfortable, and some women may prefer that as well. You may want to order “Regular” size for teens. In the photos, the man with grey is wearing “Large” and woman with floral mask has “Regular”.

We do not encourage mask use for children under 3, as they can pose a suffocation risk for infants. Our child size is for 6-10 year olds, and toddler size is for 3-5 year olds. Many 12 year olds and up wear the regular adult size. Use your judgement however- I have 3 year old twins where one wears a child size and one wears a toddler size. So please select the option that best represents their size (if not age) at checkout.


We are making these with fabric scraps and remnants so designs will vary.  We’ll try to save plainer, more masculine ones for males, and florals and lighter colors for women.  We’ll do our best to meet your requests, but for the discount prices, we can’t guarantee exact fabric options.


  • Ours have elastic ear loops and may not be suitable for a sterilizer.
  • Fabric Masks are Machine Washable and Dryer Safe
  • 2 Adjustable/ Removable Metal Nose Strips included with each mask.
  • Three layers of 100% cotton fabric, including a filter pocket. 
  • Pleated at sides for a snug fit
  • Monogram option available
  • Regular Adult Size:  Approximately 8.5×3″ finished with 6″ of elastic
  • Large Adult Size:  Approximately 8.5×4″ finished with 6.5″ of elastic
  • Child Size (6-11):  Approximately 7×2.5″ with 5.5″ of elastic
  • Toddler Size (3-5): Approximately 6.5 x 2.5″ with 5″ of elastic

This helpful article also mentions possible filter options.  https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.html 

Best practices

  • Not ideal for front line contact with infected people
  • Best for medical offices where risk is not as great
  • Varying studies tout 50-70% blockage of airborne particles in 2 layer masks without filters
    • Our (unscientifically tested) hope is 3 layers plus a filter helps that percentage
  • Any type of mask can prevent touching of face, which is helpful
  • Many are putting fabric mask OVER a medical grade mask so that mask can be reused longer and protected

If you have a medical office in need of masks, please email bayne@sodacitysewing.com from an official work email address.

  • Number of males and females who need masks
  • Type of office
  • Mailing Address
  • Any special requests (Pediatric fabrics, etc)

We’ll reply back with whether we can meet your need, and if we can’t, we’ll submit your request to our seamstress groups to find them.

8 reviews for Fabric Mask with Filter Pocket- Surprise Fabric Option

  1. Anna (verified owner)

    Excellent quality masks that are also beautiful! Super fast shipping and the company is also donating masks to medical professionals in need as well! Will definitely order again!!!

  2. Jade (verified owner)

    Loved these! The kids’ size is a little big for my 3 year old, but we are making it work. Glad to support Soda City Sewing and our healthcare workers!

  3. Henrietta Joye (verified owner)

  4. Maria P. (verified owner)

    My masks arrived on time, are attractive, functional (I feel safe in mine) and they wash well.

  5. Suzanne Redd (verified owner)

    Love our masks! I would like to have a mask that ties in the back instead of the elastic. The elastic is a little uncomfortable.

    • bayne dangerfield (store manager)

      Hey Suzanne! We don’t make them with the ties, but we can make the elastic a little looser for you. We’ve just started offering a larger size that may not be as tight for you. Contact me if you’d like to try that! bayne @ sodacitysewing . com

  6. Debra BAKER (verified owner)

    Good quality! The men’s masks were too snug around ears for my husband. I will try to find a way to extend them.

    • bayne dangerfield (store manager)

      Hey Debra! We just added a slightly larger size for men who found the elastic tight. Please email me for details- bayne@sodacitysewing.com

  7. Courtney T. (verified owner)

    These masks are wonderful for our family!

    Image #1 from Courtney T.
    Image #2 from Courtney T.
  8. Thomas Broach (verified owner)

    Excellent fit, but stuffy in hot, humid conditions. Presentable appearance, and is my go-to mask for church services. Plan to wear regularly in the Autumn and Winter months. Good purchase, but using disposable masks at work during the summer heat.

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