Last summer I snagged two facemasks from my doctor as we thought we had to remove something foul from under our deck and I wanted us to be contaminated from any airborne grossness. As it turned out, we didn’t use them…until this pandemic.
As these were single-use masks, I needed to make something to cover our faces while out and about picking up necessities: food and wine. I can’t remember where I found this mask pattern but I changed it as I went. If you are interested in a how-to, just say so in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.
I found some prewashed cotton in my fabric stash and set to work. Instead of using elastic around the ears, I found some bias tape I inherited from iPad aunt that I sewed together for the ties.
I also made a channel in the upper part to insert a twist tie (doubled for more strength) to keep the mask against the face. This way I can remove the wire when I wash the masks.
I marked on the side that rests again the face with a fabric marker so we can see at a glance which end is up.
The bottom is open for any additional filter we may want to insert.
We have to make another food run later today so these will come in handy.
Are you making do with homemade face masks? Or were you lucky enough to have had a small supply stashed away?