by noah 20 Mar 2020

Kim gave us the link this morning for making these .You know me I had to try lol Made two kinds as u can see.

Really I just wanted a pretty one if I half to go out other then to walk Mr.Peeko.
Thanks for LQQKING);)


by basketkase 30 Mar 2020

Great job, Carolyn.....

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noah by noah 31 Mar 2020

Thanks ,Vicki:):)

by justsew 30 Mar 2020

They are lovely ,Well done.

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noah by noah 31 Mar 2020

Thanks 4 looking hugs

by sonjapotgieter 23 Mar 2020

A Great shortage here in South Africa..Will for sure put my Hand to it!!1Stunning!!!

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noah by noah 31 Mar 2020

Thanks Sonja

by airyfairy 22 Mar 2020

These look great. Have not been able to buy any masks, where I live in SA. Think I might try.

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noah by noah 22 Mar 2020

You can do it :):)there's a couple of free one if u choose ith

by maggiecal 22 Mar 2020

One excellent sewing pattern - can be worn over a medical N95 mask or alone - is this one. She is using her Facebook page more (she’s a surgeon, this pattern is on Instructables) and also has a pattern right now only on Facebook for the surgical caps. There she also discusses why ties are better than elastic and she has a good video on making the masks. Search Facbook for Laura Richards Vick if you want to go there.

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noah by noah 22 Mar 2020

John weres one of those under this what i made hugs xx

by maggiecal 22 Mar 2020

I made two In the Hoop styles and put instructions and the stitch files in my Facebook group, Premier+2 PC and Mac Embroidery Digitizing Users Group. (pretty sure Facebook links are not allowed here). One has a quilted lining (but not quilted outer) with a bit of heft and the other has a flap pocket back - folks are using all sorts of things as removable filters. It gets sad to check it out, but the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN and more had been doing stories on U.S. hospitals having to make their own and you can open Twitter and search #getmeppe to see hospital worker pleas (ppe = personal protection equipment). Lack of equipment is horrifying in some areas. The U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has even changed their instructions to say that home made masks may be used when other tested equipment is not available (very bottom of page, adding as someone always jumps into these threads to say homemade ones aren’t good). Making mine first for friends and relatives, then will get to donation ones. These don’t have the ties yet. I’ve had a commercial one for over a year because of the dense smoke here with summer fires. I’ve heard of people using baggie twist ties and wired ribbon at the top edge to press against the nose - that’s not in the ones I did but a few have stitched it on top. This is teen through large woman. Hoping ot get measurements from someone and put up a resized one (resizes easily) for children and larger men since folks asked.

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noah by noah 22 Mar 2020

thanks off to take a look hugs xx

by blueeyedblonde 22 Mar 2020

Well done. I saw a tutorial on these.
Just to let everyone know I learned that one person was using pipe cleaners for the nose area.

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noah by noah 22 Mar 2020

ok thanks, I only wanted to 2 one for me and one for John

by pennifold 21 Mar 2020

Well done to you two. A friend came round to see me 4 weeks ago as. she was concerned about the Coronavirus and asked me to make some for church. Due to the strict health/workplace regulations we were unable to do them. But I can make them for myself and family! I hadn’t finished it as we needed some metal wire across the nose area, so we tried the plastic coated ties that we use to tie up plants etc and I put that in another one I made the next day. Not a very flattering look but hey, it might help. Love Chris

mariagiannina by mariagiannina 21 Mar 2020

Hi Chris, you've done a great job, where did you get the pattern and instructions?
Mary C

pennifold by pennifold 21 Mar 2020

Hi Mary, my friend is an artist and she drew it by hand. It has quite a curve across the face and then she decided to make it higher, but I haven't made one of those yet. Love Chris

noah by noah 21 Mar 2020

Love it I saw similar on Pinterest

queenofhearts by queenofhearts edited 21 Mar 2020

Here are instructions and a link to that type of mask.Fu Face Mask
Fu Face Mask
Cut with good sides together:
- 2x from main fabric
- 2x from lining fabric
(Or cut 4x from the same fabric)
You'll also need about 1.2m (4 feet)
of ribbon cut into 4 equal parts
Note: Pattern does not include seam allowance
This is based on's Fu Face Maks pattern.
You can generate your own at:

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 21 Mar 2020

Face masks are intended to be worn by people who are sick to limit the spread from droplets when they cough or sneeze. They will not protect you from getting the virus, so if you are not sick there is no reason for you to wear a mask.

pennifold by pennifold 21 Mar 2020

I have no reason to use a mask as I am not sick nor have I been in contact with anyone who has travelled overseas. Kathy ( my artist friend) just wanted me to make some so she could take them to her local doctor's surgery as they had run out. She got in touch with our Newcastle Anglican Diocesan office to ask if she could make them and they said no, as they are not the proper surgical ones which have better filters. Only people who are ill should wear them. Love Chris

queenofhearts by queenofhearts edited 21 Mar 2020

Since my earlier post, I have been in contact with a friend who is the director of nursing at a local nursing home. I ask if she had any use for handmade masks and she said she will take anything she can get. Her residents are confined to their rooms and if she can get masks they may be able to leave their room for brief periods which would raise their spirits. I feel that by giving them masks they will feel that something is being done and that in turn will help them feel better,I am using the pattern that Joanne Fabrics has offered because that is the type that Cheryl wants. I am using two layers of flannel with a layer of fusible polymesh in between. I urge you all to reach out to your local nursing homes, they might want your help.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 21 Mar 2020

Darn, I tried to edit and lost half my please excuse all the typos, I'm too tired to do it all over again. I have a lot of words run together, like "Am useing " not amusing,

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 22 Mar 2020 The Joanne Fabrics video has so much detail it is boring,

here is one that gets right to the point in telling you what you need to know.,

mariagiannina by mariagiannina 22 Mar 2020

Thank you Chris and everyone for your replies, I have since found them on you tube. We are not sick, nor have we been in contact who has travelled overseas, and so far, fingers crossed, it is not in our town, but no harm in having some ready.
Mary C