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Old 08-10-2020, 04:45 PM
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Just sent 10 masks off to GS for his freshman year at college. Pleated with interfacing, wire nose piece and a dart in the bottom to fit under the chin. Now to make smaller ones for school bus riders.
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ladyinpurple135 View Post
If you go to - Leahday.com - she has instructions for a printed mask that are quite easy. My friend has made many (including one for me) and she recommends this pattern. Leah also has a video you can watch her make one - itís a great video if I do say so myself!! I printed out the instructions plus followed her video on my iPad - would have worked for me except for crap fabric 😬😬😬

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this is the direct link https://leahday.com/pages/how-to-mak...cc7330d7&_ss=r
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:46 PM
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a six inch piece of a pipe cleaner. Works great, fits good and is comfortable on the nose.
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Old 08-11-2020, 10:13 AM
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I've made so many masks I can make them in my sleep. I want to try the 3D ones, newer version. I made the olson masks for hospitals and whoever needs or wants them. Used folded aluminum for the nose wire at the beginning, used fabric to make the strings. Looking back I realize I have come a long way and improved a lot on the making and use of fabric.

My very first attempts were frustrating and I wanted to give up really badly, I'm glad I didn't. Now I somehow mass produce them with still a very fine quality. this is important to me.

My stash is down to nearly nothing, but it's all good, it makes me happy to be able to help out.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:08 PM
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Any ideas on how to make a mask smaller? I will put a few darts under the chin and shorten the ear loops, but I'm not sure there's much else I can do. It's a pleated mask, but it's more curved. A Twig and Tale pattern.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:47 PM
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Masks- Great way to "bust" stash and help others! Time of buy more fabric! Good job! Keep safe!
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:58 PM
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How do you choose which fabric to make the masks from? Do you just choose fabric and make mask and hope someone like it. or do you get really picky and try to decide which pattern will be liked/worn? I have some fabric that will make nice masks but it is like brick red, not sure if someone will wear the masks from this fabric. Also I donate my masks to shelters etc.
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Old 08-30-2020, 03:37 AM
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I am closing in on 1000 masks made, all donated. I think at 1000 I will take a break and go back to quilting. I don't know how many tens of thousands of masks our local group has made. We are working on huge orders for all the schools and now a local hospital needs hundreds more. I may be very cynical, but it seems to me there are a lot of commercially made masks available at low prices for large institutions to buy. But why should they if they can get people to make them for free? I didn't mind doing it in the beginning when masks were scarce and hard to find. And for places like shelters and food shelves that don't have a lot of spare cash. But the same hospital that is going to charge me $10 for an aspirin, wants me to donate masks? My state just got 300,000 of the white knit masks for the towns to pass out. That tells me they are out there, available and fairly cheap.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
Anyone still making masks now that they are easy to find in the stores?

I have bought packages of the washable up to six times masks, and the disposable ones of different brands to find the most comfortable and easy to breath through. We like the washable ones for long wear and the disposable ones for short trips inside stores. I buy a box with each shopping trip so we have a good supply to last for a long time. DH bought several of the gator neck wraps. (He has many in his hunting supplies but they are made for different hunts.) The ones being sold now have too much extra fabric for me so I cut one in half and made two. No sewing required and in the cold weather will be nice to wear.
I am still making masks. there is still a GREAT need for "free" masks for school, charities, shelters. There are Many many people who can NOT ford to buy masks so "FREE" is good! Keep up all the good work ladies!
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:52 AM
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Any ideas on how to make a mask smaller? I will put a few darts under the chin and shorten the ear loops, but I'm not sure there's much else I can do. It's a pleated mask, but it's more curved. A Twig and Tale pattern.
I checked out the Twig & Tale site but did not download the pattern. It seems to me you could just reduce the pattern on your printer to make a smaller size. That's what I did for some "baby" size masks that I make & they turned out really well. I also reduced the length of the elastic on the ear loops a bit. If elastic ear loops are too large you can just tie a knot in the elastic to bring it up to size. Hope this helps you.
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