Style must always have to do with necessity! ‘Which is my purpose here; to fill a requirement for a lot of frustrated individuals who use glasses and desire a great mask pattern. My Fitted Face Mask Pattern for Glasses pertains to the rescue …
The Special Nose Piece: Oh dear! I am appalled at the way people use their masks, so each shopping trip resembles research study. I’m seeing industrial ones but have still not seen that many that appear like they are really comfortable or fit well. Perhaps that is why there are a lot of ‘un-masked’ rebels! Fogging glasses and touching mouth are really common complaints.
I understand the ‘Olsen design’ mask is preferred and my first style has had fantastic evaluations and mass amounts of downloads. The problem would occur when there was simply too lots of layers at the centre joint which would press glasses up or out, which would impact exposure. To treat that I got rid of the centre joint AND the leading edge joint to make a single piece for the nose in this fitted mask pattern for glasses. Also, even much better; it has a very flat aluminum nose piece ironed inside to make it very flat and adjustable!
To make this Mask:
Download & & Print the Pattern. Cut one nose piece, 2 lining and 2 outer pieces. (you can add layers/filter pocket as you like) Fold and press the nose piece in half.
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Make you own Metal Nose Pieces: Have a look at my video & & directions to see how to make these nose pieces. Believe me, it’s simple.
They are made with fusible web so they can now be ironed into location and remain there. Position it next to the centre fold.
Fold over the fabric and ensure the metal piece stays centred. It must be at least 3/8 ″ away from edge.
Utilize some parchment paper to secure the iron from any possible contact with the fusible webbing. (do not ask me how I understand that!)
Ta-da! You now have an all set to use nose piece. It is bendable and extremely slim. Yes it is just 2 layers but if you prefer you could do more and utilize more fusible webbing too.
I have discovered that breathability is making the decisions for mask fabric options … but that’s an entire other discussion. Do make your own decisions.
Cut 2 of lining and 2 of the outdoors material. I have chosen a polyester knit here.
Given that the nose piece is not flat, clip at the markings on the leading edge.
Stitch the front centre 3/8 ″ joints of both the lining and external material
Fold open the centre seam and flatten with leading stitching (zigzag or mending zigzag work well)
Top sew a line a little over from the centre joint and there is the chance to put a support in this channel. Zip-ties or pipeline cleaners work well and avoid the mask from collapsing at each breath.
Centre the nose piece on the top joint( ideal sides together )and sew seam, spreading at clips to flatten perfectly.
Repeat by including the lining piece and stitching joint.
Insert Optional Support: Push the zip-tie (or pipeline cleaner) into the channel and cut at suitable length and stitch closed. This will assist keep the mask off your face. I do not especially like having something touch my lips, just stating.
Trim excess joint allowance to make as flat as possible.
Right Sides Out-Fitted Mask for Glasses:
Turn right sides out (ends are still open) and top stitch close to edge to keep flat and in location.
Fold over ends to make casings for the straps.
Zigzag or straight stitch depending upon how much the fabric frays. I prefer to use some cut strips of spandex-mix t-shirt (like camisoles) to make soft easy-stretch straps/ties. They can be looped around as one long tie or just behind the ears. This is much better than irreversible elastic.
Bonus Stability: Another thing that produces a better fit of this Fitted Mask for Glasses is that all the layers remain together. I know, you do not want to stitch and makes holes through the material, however it can really help keep it more comfy, off the face so that makes breathing easier considering that it enables more area to generate air. (You decide) I like to sew through the layers to keep the lining stable. You can stitch through the front centre and/or across the width.
The nose piece set in this method enables much better angle and is much less bulk than having a leading seam. Keeping as much stability at the front seam also makes it less most likely to keep suctioning to the face.
I understand I have the other designs like The Ultimate Face Mask & & The DIY N95 Style face mask however they also have edge joints at the nose or do not ‘scoop’ lower over the cheek. Little distinctions in this Fitted Mask for Glasses can mean a lot … (think about the fit of your pants– all of us have a favourite)
Whatever you do, please keep yourselves and loved ones safe. We do ths for ourselves AND others!
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