Stuck at home, and knowing I am too late to find any kind of protective face mask…anywhere…I started searching for a DIY pattern. This one looked good, with good instructions. I realize that they are not going to protect us against a sneeze in the face or close proximity, but they should help protect us if we need to go out and about when cases start showing up in our area. I am sending good thoughts to all who are facing this crisis.
So I made a few.
Cotton outside, double bamboo lining with a pocket to insert a surgical mask or other non-woven barriers. The virus is not yet in our area, but everything has been canceled, live-streaming Sunday services, work at home directives. I’m so glad for my overstocked, crazy craft stash.
I will probably make more, but both of these were prototypes, customized to two slightly different faces. I have an allergy barrier pillowcase, HEPA filter paper, and various non-woven fabric/paper options to use as liners.
I have lots of cute kid fabric bits due to a grandson and two grand nephews. Now I am collecting cute girl based fabrics. I am a bit of a traditionalist on colors for children, but I try not to get too ‘girly’, just pretty colors. So yes, there will likely be alligators, puppies, frogs, hippos, etc. show up on my face.