First, thanks for all the anniversary wishes. I now have shiny new toilets and a new kitchen sink too! I finished the last of the masks for Chris today while the plumber was working. I made 26 this time around and I’m still going to make a few extra for me and Keith tomorrow.
I’ve had several questions about the masks so I’m going to post the information I sent here in case anyone else wants to refer to it.
There are lots of patterns for masks online and I adapted several ideas into the one I’m making … Here are some notes and a link to a video that shows how I do my ties.
So these have a different inside and outside fabric as recommended so people know which side to have next to their face … I made my first one like in the video that I’m linking to but read that two different fabrics were preferred and that makes sense.
For these … average size people. Fits me and Chris!Start with two rectangles that are cut 7 (height) x 9 (width)Sew the inside and outside rectangles right sides together along the top and bottom edges (the longer side) turn and press.
I cut my ties 1.5 inches x wof and I’ve been shortening them a little so they aren’t so long – I make mine about 36 inches but see what works for you.
For Keith (who has a big head 😋) I start with rectangles that are 8 x 10 and that’s the most comfortable size for him.
Here’s the link showing how I attach the ties … I found it easiest to fold and press my pleats before sewing them. I tried just doing them at the machine like in the video and I tried pinning but pressing them works best for me. I do NOT put a filter or leave a pocket for a filter like he does … just two thicknesses of fabric. Hope this helps!