The pattern is easy to follow, simpler to make than my previous version, and easier to wear. I made size large for me and my enormous noggin. Size medium for J and his normal-size head.
I’m a fairly indifferent sew-er, but these went a lot faster once I realised I could chain-sew the main mask pieces with backing up and forth to secure the ends (that’s taken care of later, don’t worry). That’s the only tip for making face masks I have, sorry.
And don’t bother clipping the threads, I guess? There’s a thread hanging out in that picture, but it made making masks a lot faster.
We wash ’em like clothes, bunging them straight into the washer when we get inside. I figure the detergent will kill any virus particles, and we have enough masks now, and we go out so seldom, that it will be a week or more between wears of any one mask. I guess that’s enough – who knows.
There’s a meme that goes around fairly regularly. Always slightly different, but the gist of it is: ‘You better stock your survival bunker with spinners, weavers, knitters and sewers if you want to make it through the apocalypse.’
I sent some homemade face masks to friends: two in a letterbox around the corner, two more to Germany, four to a city some 50km away, four more to friends some 7km away – but in France, which may as well be on the moon right now. Always in multiples, so they can be worn then washed.
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In the last six months, I’ve sewed a whole bunch of face masks. Most face masks fit well, but none were perfect. We picked up a couple of ready-made reusable face masks to try out, and J decided he preferred them. The pattern is easy as anything to make – easier than any other pattern […]
Let’s start at the beginning, yes? Homemade face masks may not be effective at blocking The Virus. There’s some evidence they might be worse than nothing. And some evidence that homemade face masks help quite a lot. If you’ve seen a better sources than those, please drop them in the comments. Otherwise… maybe don’t? Why […]
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