Spotlight has a free one, they sent it with an advertising email, I hasve used it, I put a pipe cleaner doubled in half at the top inside over the nose , as we both wear glasses and they were fogging up...wendy
Thank you .I did read this email but must of deleted it before I got around to download the pattern.
I did download the one from Lincrafts newsletter
living in Vic. I have been busily sewing masks;using a center seam pattern someone downloaded from Burda Style.
Thank you ,I feel very sorry for anyone living through the current Victorian lock down conditions .
I tried a center seam but it wasn't a good fit.Going to fiddle with the pattern now.We don't like the blue single use ones you buy.Husband needs one for hospital visit.
I had difficulty locating elastic in my area so made pleated masks with ties from a pattern provided by one of our local hospitals. Use 100% cotton for for both layers. I used 2" strips of folded fabric (not cut on the bias) as a substitute for bias tape. The size can be adjusted larger (7" x 10 1/2") or smaller (8" x 5") for a child; the length of the tie can be either lengthened or shortened to better fit the wearer.
Pick one, wear it and be safe !.
I make the pleated masks. I saw a video where you take a 4 hole button, put 2 rubberbands through the holes (use the extra small size rubberbands) and slide onto your glasses bows. Then hook the elastic around the button. Stay safe!
Thank you.According to the local paper our district hasn't had a covid case since May 20th but Sydney is only 90mins south & has several hot spot out breaks.
A friend sent me a lovely pattern but I do not know where it was from. Having worn masks since April, I can say that I prefer the ones with a center seam rather than the pleated ones. Hope you find something suitable.
The girl at the register who served me today had a lovely sunflower mask on & the fit was perfect .Asked her where the pattern came from,She said she stole it from her twin sister.
I went on Youtube and found that sewing them rather then using a embroidery machine pattern was much faster. I picked one that had a casing on the sides where you could weave the elastic through again should it brake.
Suggestion for hubby: make elastics an inch longer and then make a piece 1inch by 7inches and add snaps to each end. This piece goes around the back of your head and keeps elastic away from ears. My husband loves it. Here also is the pattern I use the most and find most people like the best. Hugs.
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Thank you.Like the idea about using press studs
I think the ones that fit us best were from craftpassion.com but I had to run the elastic around the back of the head for comfort.
Going to do some this afternoon & that is what I was thinking using a wider elastic .I haven't seen this link before.thank you
Embroidery Library, Echidna, and Smart needle have or did have free ones. I have not made any of the above but a friend made several from Smart Needle and said they were easy to stitch out and she adjusted them to take ties instead of elastic. Hope that helps
Thank you.I have some of Smart needles freebies.