by sewmom ( edited 27 Apr 2020 ) 22 Mar 2020

I spent the day trying different face masks and I like this one. It’s comfortable, has a nose wire and a pocket to add a filter. I got it from a video I found online. You can search for face mask videos, there are plenty now. Fabric is 100% cotton. Fabric masks are not intended for full virus protection. Do your research about how to use them before you choose to make and use one.

Edit: I chose PM2.5 Activated Carbon Filter Breathing Filters for Mask to use inside my mask. They can be replaced in the mask pocket. Other suggestions are non woven materials like tissues and Pellon interfacing and coffee filters. I do not guarantee the effectiveness of anything.


by sewmom 28 Mar 2020

President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová. Fashion statement for the win!

by crazypatchmama 27 Mar 2020

Nice, I also like this style the most, have tried out a few designs but this comes out faster to make and I like the idea that you can pull down the fold in the chin. I took a picture of the ones I made for my daughter and my friend, still have to wait till it can be uploaded. I love the color of your fabric as well.

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sewmom by sewmom 28 Mar 2020

Thank you. The fabric is leftover from the recent project I posted, the wedding tapestry for my daughter and SIL. : )

by maggiecal 27 Mar 2020

Sewmom - looks good, Wonderful you’re able to get that filter fabric.
We can’t add links to Facebook here, but I have a free digitizing group and have put up ITH masks in four sizes and 2 styles there (Premier+2 PC and Mac Embroidery Digitizing Users Group, one stye has a pocket), pics in the group of people wearing them. Anyone can join just to get the masks and instructions. I’m batch stitching my ties outside of the hoop to go faster, but they can be put on inside the hoop (it’s in the instructions). Darts for fitting are stitched outside the hoop as well. Quite a few (most major ones now) vendors have since also put up free ITH ones, but haven’t seen any yet that dart them for a better fit per that surgeon’s video (also on Facebook, Laura Richards Vick). Many are recommending cloth ties for donated ones as they’ll stand up better to industrial wash and dry.

sewmom by sewmom 28 Mar 2020

Thank you! I haven’t seen the darts before either.

maggiecal by maggiecal 28 Mar 2020

Thanks - it’s easy to see the darts on her Instructables sheet (darts plus folds) but she has so much more on her facebook with posts, videos and answers to questions.

by lilylady 25 Mar 2020

Thank You Sewmom. These turned out great. Can't show picture, camera broke.

lilylady by lilylady 25 Mar 2020

I had a spool of plastic garden twists, so worked out great

sewmom by sewmom 25 Mar 2020


by sewmom 24 Mar 2020

Elastic for small adult woman. Finished length 8 inches.

by mgregg01 24 Mar 2020

how long should the elastic be cut.
thank you for sharing.

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sewmom by sewmom 24 Mar 2020

It really depends on your face. I have a small head. My finished circle of elastic is 8 inches total. My husband wants to use the same size mask but his head is much bigger so I will probably add a couple of inches to the elastic. I'll try to add a picture.

by dragonflyer edited 24 Mar 2020

Lookin' good Sewmom! Thanks for the information. What did you choose for the nose wire?

by graceandham 23 Mar 2020

You look very fashion current. Congrats on good project.

by cfidl 23 Mar 2020

That one looks good! I will check it out. Thanks

by crafter2243 Moderator 23 Mar 2020

Looking good. I like the idea that it has a pocket.

by noah 23 Mar 2020

Awesome job nice to see your eyes lol hugsxxx

by pennifold 23 Mar 2020

That's very much like the one we made sewmom. You've done a great job. Love Chris

by blueeyedblonde 23 Mar 2020

good job!