Sew A Face Mask with Filter & & Nose Wire Pockets
I’ve been sewing and sewing face masks to contribute to frontline employees and lots of folks have been asking if I’m selling them to the public. At this time, I am not, however I may remain in the future. In the meantime, for those of you with standard sewing skills, do not hesitate to use my specifications to sew them on your own, your friends and family, and to donate! Thank you and remain safe! ~ Madeleine
– Fits over an N-95 mask
– Pocket for additional filter layer
– Channel for detachable wire *
– Straps for adjustable fit && convenience
– Device wash & & dry- One size fits most grownups
* Get rid of nose wire for cleaning and/or changing.
MATERIALS-Firmly Woven 100%
Cotton Material-Thread- Ruler- Fabric
or Rotary Cutter
– Sewing Device
– Twist-ties (or pipeline cleaner or other) for nose wire
FOR MASK: CUT 2 PIECES OF COTTON *– 8 1/2″ x 8″(Width x Length). Use 2 different colors or prints to identify the front from the back easily (so you do not mistakenly put the outdoors onto your face).
* Note: If your machine does not have a zigzag stitch, you ought to cut the top and bottom seams with pinking shears if possible, to stop edges from fraying.
FOR STRAPS *: CUT 2 PIECES OF COTTON– 2″ x 36″
(or utilize 2-36″ long pieces of 1/2 “double fold predisposition tape.)
Note: You can join a number of shorter 2″ strips of material to make a 36″ long strap if you require to.
FOR WIRE to SHAPE MASK AROUND BRIDGE of NOSE: Twist together 2 or 3 twist ties (fold in ends to avoid wire from poking a hole in the mask). Or cut chenille pipeline cleaners to 4.5″ lengths. Or get imaginative.
Along the top of mask create a channel for a removable wire as follows– Step 1&& 3/4″ in from each side edge and 1/2 “down from top, leaving 1 1/2 “open (not stitched) focused within the 5”. Ensure you sew 3 backstitches at the ends of the stitches that create all the openings. Otherwise the stitches will come out and the seams will come apart.
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