Hey Seamers. I hope that you all are doing well and staying safe. In the midst of the virus pandemic, my family and I have been social distancing ourselves. As a result, I’ve been absent for the past two weeks.
As we all are going through tough times at the moment, don’t forget to be kind to one another. I’m sending you all lots of love.
With the shortage of masks, I decided to make some for my family and friends. I found this awesome pattern and wanted to share it with you all. You can make this fitted mask for your loved ones as well.
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*Disclaimer- Homemade masks will not prevent someone from becoming infected with Covid-19. They are approved by the CDC to be used when in public, reserving higher-grade protective equipment like N95 masks for hospitals and health care workers. Health providers experiencing shortages, who have handmade masks can use them on lower-risk patients allowing N95s to be reserved for emergency cases. This post is in response to pleas from hospitals for handmade masks.
These masks do not guarantee that you are 100% protected from COVID-19. Despite this fact, the face masks do help reduce the chances of you receiving it or passing on the virus.
Face Masks for Everyone
I have made many masks for my loved ones. As a result, my husband and son were the first to try out these homemade masks. Additionally to being quarantined, my fabric selection is limited. However, making the masks with the fabrics that I currently have is still doable. They are so easy to make and don’t require much to make it.
The masks do have to be 100% cotton and tightly woven. Being 100% cotton allows the mask to be breathable. Tightly woven protects and offers coverage.
I made myself this nautical white and blue stripe one. The fabric is a heavy cotton twill and I love the look of the fabric. So cool and calm, which is why I chose it for my face mask during these trying times. Of course, I also had to make myself a bow to match my mask. If you want to see a bow tutorial, let me know in the comments below.
Happy Sewing! I would love to see the face masks that you make as well. Hashtag them #seamsorealmask on Instagram or drop a picture below in the comments!