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.
I was happy to be a beta knitter for the new Woolly Wormhead Hat collection. The Perceptions Hats are all stranded colourwork (hello, my fave), and each has a beautiful crown. I mean – look at them! I choose Number Three, which turned out to be Hermes: “the Greek god of travel who bridged the […]
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 […]