Thursday, September 9, 2021

Fancy Masks


Make a beautiful Facemask with a small amount of our fabulous embellished fabric-I DID!

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I double the pocket and then I have 3 layers in front  or 

put face mask in the keyword block up top of this blog and see the many facemasks with detail that I have made...

This was a piece from the scrap bag-I had to make and wear with my black and gray chevron knit jacket as my co-worker bought the scrap bag so I would be forced to make some more masks-she must like looking at them.  The Gold one below and the matte silver one on top.  

I have one more I will be adding that she gave me a scrap of a shiny silver one... I have to finish the shiny silver sequined outfit before I care about wearing the shiny silver mask.  I will post it when I finish all...

When I do the filter pocket I double it with 200 count muslin so it is soft on my face and light weight but gives me 3 layer barrier.  I sew the sides of the pocket and flip it before sewing it on the mask- then I have smooth edges all around the filter pocket.  Then I topstitch the whole mask.

and my inserts are these items

I use 2 white flat plastic nose inserts and tape a piece of 22 gauge floral wire inside of them and do a very spaced wrap tucking the end back inside the 2.  This bends - stays and is removable for washing.  The insert will totally conform to your face for comfort and staying power.

The nose casing is however long the insert is and is between the filter and the front directly over the middle of the mask.

Where the masks elastic casing is mine has one more stitching so there is a second casing to put a tie or slide through so you can tighten the mask when the crazy unmasked come near you, or just hang the mask when you are driving so you can slip it on faster.

I now put the adjusters that I use on the ear elastics on the hanger cord to slide