With Coronavirus raging, and all of us fighting to prevent from being a victim of the illness, there are dozens of surgical or medical mask patterns which can be constructed from fabric. Some are fitted, some are pleated and some are designed to insert a filter. In addition, some have ties and some use elastic for behind the ears.
Over the past several weeks, I’ve used 4 or 5 patterns and have made dozens of masks for family members, friends and to donate to healthcare institutions. Depending on which style, they take from 15-60″ per mask. Also, most are machine sewn, While paper masks are appropriately being used to address the healthcare shortage, there is a need for quick and easy masks that can be sewn with a sewing machine or hand-sewn with needle and thread. This mask construction takes about 15″, especially after sewing a few.
- Made from a single piece of fabric plus the ties.
- Ties can be made from fabric, ribbon, shoe laces, twill tape or whatever you can find in the house.
- Fits over the nose and chin without needing to find the correct type of product to use for a nose wire.
- Can be hand-sewn or machine sewn.
- Can be worn with or without a filter inserted between the 2 layers of fabric.
The construction is detailed on the attached pdf, so I’ll not repeat here. Just click on this link for detailed instructions.