by airyfairy 15 May 2020

I know that many of us have been making masks. I wonder if any of you know of some Covid designs or Covid wording I could use on masks. We are advised to use masks whenever we leave the house so need to make many more and I thought, why not Covid designs?

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by momac 21 May 2020

Hi Sarah, if you embroider on a piece of fabric, you could always add it as a loose piece over your original mask. That way you should still have the protection from your base mask. Hugs from Maureen

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by mary51 20 May 2020

OMG I have forgotten about this site!!!!

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by jrob Moderator 15 May 2020

I don't know if it's true or not so you can research it if you want, but I read in a couple of places that the more holes you put in your mask, i.e. designs, the less effective it is at protecting the wearer.
They certainly are "cuter" dressed up though, aren't they?

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airyfairy by airyfairy edited 15 May 2020

Hi Jerrilyn, I think you have read correctly. I have also read that masks are better than no mask at all. All my masks have the three layers. There are a lot of pros and cons regarding the wearing of masks. Stay safe

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 16 May 2020

These masks do not protect the person who wears it. It protects other people from you. Since you can spread the virus and not even know you have it, by wearing a mask keeps your loved ones and others safe from you in case you are contageous and have no symptoms.

There are a lot of cute masks around with different and funny designs. I bought a shark's open mouth one, but don't know if I'll actually make it, but it is interesting.

ungermyer by ungermyer 16 May 2020

It's best NOT to embroider unless you use a filter lining. Embroidering makes too many holes in the mask fabric.

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