Charley and I are pretty sociable people. But there was . . .
no Writing Group Meeting this week
no Conducting Craft Class at the Senior Center this week
and a locked door at our water company which is almost in sight distance of our house, so we dropped our bill into the slot in the door.
I talked to my cousin last night and she is making pretty masks. She sent me pics of hers and I liked them. I have tons of material, so I decided to make a few today to pass the time away.
They are very simple to make. Here is a pic of the pattern that I cut out of card stock. Cut two 6" pieces of elastic for each one, also.
They are reversible, so you cut out four pieces of material for each mask. Bend over the 2" side about 1/4" or so and iron. Sew two sets of the material across the 6 1/2" end of the pattern. Then put the two sets of material together (right sides facing each other) and sew up the 5" sides. Leave the 2" sides open, and turn right side out. Iron and insert the elastic and sew across the ends.
|fold over small 2" side and iron|
|with right sides together sew the long 6 1/2" sides together|
|after sewing 2 sets of longs sides together, pin them together and sew. Leaving small ends open.|
|turn right side out and iron.|
|Insert elastic into openings on each end and sew all the way across.|
|As you can see, I back-stitched the row of sewing to make it secure.|
Here are some of my finished masks. They are reversible and washable. You can't tell, but I put different coordinating fabric on the back of some of these. There is a somewhat light solid brown on the back of the one I did above. There is a light gray material on the back of the owl and cat masks and the black one. I'm just using what material I have on hand.
You may have to adjust the measurements a little, depending on how big or small your face is.
I don't know how good they are at keeping out germs, but they might help keep your hands from touching your face so often, which they say is how you spread germs. They might also be good to use when you have a cold or out walking when the pollen count is high.
I hope everyone is healthy and you don't get the corona virus.