Face masks. Are you wearing one? Have you made them for friends and family or to donate? I've donated more than I can count. Sent masks to friends and family. And I've made them for my own family. We are now required to wear them when we leave our house.
What a world we are living in right now.
I have made masks using a few different patterns and wanted to share with you, some on my favorites.
They don't require a ton of time or materials.
Mask maker, mask maker, make me a mask. Anyone else singing this song while making these things? Anyone? Please tell me I'm not the only Fiddler on the Roof fan. ;)
This is my Made by Dana pattern that I've hacked. When the pandemic first started, the elastic was gone, sold out, nowhere to be found. So, I improvised. I used FOE, fold over elastic. This is usually used for cloth diapers, headbands for babies and other crafts. I used it to make the full head masks. They are more comfortable to wear all day too. I cut 13" just like Dana says in her pattern. Easy peasy!
This is 50 masks in 4 hours. We (my husband, oldest daughter and I ) made over 50 masks in 4 hours to deliver to his work the next morning. That was a crazy night. Once we found our groove, we worked flawlessly. These were all made with the FOE I was telling you about earlier.
Tiger King was a definite moment in our house. I had to make a face mask to honor his legacy. Free Joe Exotic!!
So, are you ready to make masks or are you burnt out like most of the sewing community? I gifted myself a new sewing machine, so I got a second wind of mask making. Stay tuned for my post on the new machine... she's fabulous!!!
Please share in the comments some mask patterns that have or haven't worked for you. Also, if you have places that are in need of donations, share those too.
Stay safe and healthy!
Warm virtual hugs,
Hi there, I'm Annette and I love eating and sewing. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea with me, but not next to my machine because I'd probably spill it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.