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Pattern for material face mask

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YouTube has some other great easy to make material face masks. Hope this helps someone 

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DirtyStreetPie

Thank you! My husband is really happy with that style of pleated mask. It doesn't seem to suit my face well, so I hunted and found a non-pleated curvy one for myself and my son, if anyone is interested in that option too:

https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/

 

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I used the pattern from here:  https://www.madebybarb.com/.../diy-fitted-face-mask-pattern/

but for sewing I followed the instructions here, which is 3 layers, one of which is a pocket,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pHsszmBng&fbclid=IwAR2_YkAIkU9xFgSte3_DifZhRUTbz7QUcx6ZqWMjuOWDmDHQMYmsbXXPGt4

 

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blimkybill

Thanks for the pattern.

My suggestion to mask makers is to put all the layers you plan to use together first, before sewing, and make sure you can breathe comfortably through it for an extended period of time. 

The more layers you have, and the tighter the weave, the better the protection. But the flipside is these things also reduce breathability. So you have to find a happy medium. I wouldn't be trying to use any very heavy fabrics like denims. Just close weave but lightweight fabrics I think. 

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18 hours ago, DirtyStreetPie said:

Thank you! My husband is really happy with that style of pleated mask. It doesn't seem to suit my face well, so I hunted and found a non-pleated curvy one for myself and my son, if anyone is interested in that option too:

https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/

 

This is the one I am going to attempt too.

I was also able to salvage some elastic from an old fitted sheet.

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14 minutes ago, blimkybill said:

The more layers you have, and the tighter the weave, the better the protection. But the flipside is these things also reduce breathability

When I first tried mine on I found it really difficult.  I'm a person who can't even sleep with my head under the covers when my nose is frozen because I freak out at breathing in the warm air.  When I put one on I told DH he was going to have to do all the shopping because there was no way I was going to be able to wear it, but I have been practising and actually now I am ok with it.  Mine are 3 layers of cotton and one denim insert, and they are ok.  But I think a lot of the ones I am seeing people selling on facebook etc are just 2 layers.  Honestly, anything is better than nothing. 

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WaitForMe

My mum made some a while ago and did a bit of research into fabrics. She discovered interfacing fabric is non-woven and so makes a good filter similar to medical grade masks. Her masks have a pocket and she provided some additional filters as well as having two layers sewn in.

I rotate them, and give them a quick spray of isocol after each use, then leave each one for a couple of days and then hand wash with soap. I read an article about how long the virus lives on different types of surfaces. Smooth plastic it lasts on the longest for 4 days (from memory) whereas rough surfaces like material it doesn't actually last long at all, so by the time I get around to washing them the virus is probably inactive so less chance of contaminating other surfaces or myself.

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On 11/07/2020 at 8:52 PM, Delillah1 said:

Here is the DHHS one in Vic https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/202007/Design%20and%20preparation%20of%20cloth%20masks%2010%20July.pdf

I am going to have to buy some because I think it's beyond me.

I’m a hopeless sewer and non creative but I found designs on YouTube easy to follow & make. If someone like me can do this anyone can.

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maurie

I made this one https://www.birchcreative.com.au/inspire-and-create/make-your-own-face-mask/ this morning for dd to wear at work.  

 

It was pretty easy, she said it was comfy, she wore a disposable one that her work supplied last week and didn't like it.   So now I will make a bunch more for us to use.

I did the outside layer black, and the inside is a pattern, and a softer fabric than the outside layer.   So I will use a different pattern on mine so we know whose is who's. 

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blackcat20

The one from Tea Rose Home is really easy and has the nice curved shape. You can add a third later, a pocket for a filter and a bit of wire for the nose if desired.

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