Thursday, June 11, 2020

More Masks

I know, I know, I said I was through making masks. But since we are all going to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future, some of the organizations that we have donated masks to before have asked for masks with no ties. I really liked the Olsen masks that I made, but they did have ties, and while they were a very good fit for me, they were a bit of a hassle to put on. I did it in front of a mirror. I tried to adapt the pattern to one with elastic loops and it was very unsuccessful.

My niece had found a pattern on line that she liked and I tried it. It is so much easier to make, much less sewing and it has adjustable elastic ear loops. Here is the link. It has no center front seam, but instead uses darts to shape the face. It actually gives you rather pointy nose, but I found it was easier to breathe thru without the fabric right against your nose.

So I hauled out that stack of batiks and tried one this morning.

You thread the elastic through craft beads to make it very adjustable .

I have a lot of washed light blue and cream colored flannel and that is what I will use for all the linings. It does have a pipe cleaner in the top to make it easy to shape to your face.

I really like  to sew, yet can't seem to find the enthusiasm to make a new art quilt or even a charity quilt, so this will keep me busy for a few days. I just got new kitchen chairs and I want to make boxed seat cushions with piping. I ordered fabric online and it came yesterday, but I will put that off for a while.

I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.


Angela said...

Your masks are beautiful!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Confession, I have yet to make a single mask. I do get tempted from time to time. Your masks are exquisite, from workmanship to fabric choice. Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen adjustable masks. That's brilliant.

Linda M said...

I like the idea of adjustable elastic, I may have to try that.Thanks for the link.