I've been working on a few masks using the pattern from the freesewing.org website. I don't have the elastic for the ear pieces, and the ones you posted look much easier. The ones I made have ties instead. What are you using for the elastic in your masks?
Post by swedishcook on Apr 4, 2020 15:22:25 GMT -5
Thank you emma for starting this thread. I have cotton fabrics galore from all my quilt projects. (No, I'm not good with sewing machines so I hand quilt - and often hand-piece too.) I checked all links mentioned above and then did a Google search. Here is a site I like to share. It has big step by step pictures and detailed instructions albeit with pretty small print for my old eyes.
This mask does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection. The cardboard part of the bag that we did not use does contain latex. For adult use only. Do not use if hypersensitive to copper or zinc. Replace if damaged or soiled. Not FDA Approved.
Emma, thanks for posting that pic for me. Yes, the cloth masks are also not for elimination of contracting the disease but rather not to spread it to others if you happen to be asymptomatic-positive. This study was interesting: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200406125511.htm
I'll have to find out why the copper/zinc issue exists with vacuum bags.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
For this mask, the CDC says you’ll need a coffee filter, rubber bands or hair ties, scissors, and a bandanna or square cotton cloth measuring roughly 20 inches on each side.
First, cut the coffee filter in half lengthwise (so, parallel to the opening at the top) Next, fold the bandanna or cloth in half Place the top portion of the coffee filter in the middle of the folded bandanna Fold the top and bottom thirds of the bandanna over the middle section where you put the coffee filter Place rubber bands or hair ties roughly six inches apart evenly from both of the two ends Fold the ends over to the middle, and slip the rubber bands around your ears To keep the rubber bands in place, try pinning them with a bobby pin, safety pin, or a needle and thread if you have it.