Masks

Old 07-29-2020, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
My great niece downstate where the virus is more prevalent can't find any cotton masks, so I am back at it. I wish I knew how long ear loops need to be for others. A smallish adult female, an 11 year old boy and a male. I will just have to guess and make them adjustable.
Here we have been making the adult size with 10" elastic and tying a knot in it. (after sewing) . That makes it adjustable.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by cgsumter View Post
I have made two different style of masks. I wanted one with both the side pleats and darts for the nose and chin. The first one was here. https://www.instructables.com/id/AB-...se-by-a-Nurse/
It made a large mask. My husband said it was comfortable but I thought it was too big. It wanted to ride up into my eyes. I also thought the binding was too much work if I was going to make a lot of them.
The other pattern I used is from wesewgotthis.com I like this pattern, but I modified it a few ways. I use a piece of paracord for the tie. It goes down one side of the mask, around the neck and up the other side. I use a plastic cord lock so it adjusts quickly and I don't have to tie a knot behind my head.
I also join the two layers by the top and sides but hem the bottom of each layer separately. That way I can slide a filter in between if I choose. If I can figure out how to post pictures I will put some up.
I made the Olson mask for me and my husband, and we’re using the paracord also. I love it. We also use the cord locks, and they’re so convenient.
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I've lost count of the amount of masks that have been made now but the feedback from the masses around here, is that they seem to prefer the 2-ply non-surgical style in plain solid colours (medium to dark) using 1/8" elastic.
I offer various styles of mask but these are what are asked for time & time again from returning & new customers in my area. I also offer in-between sizes of the S / M / L which i'm told is an added bonus

Nice that fabric, etc is is easy to get again.
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