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Mask Making

It's been more than a year since COVID-19, and with the masks mandates still in effect, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, or in this case masks.

We begin by making a couple of oval shapes with very narrow seam allowances. The material can be 100% cotton, or any other fabric that will allow you to breath comfortably. Measure the face to make sure it will fit snug around the edges, and that is the correct size for the wearer.

Use colorfast pens to draw any fun design on the fabric. Keep in mind where the top, and the bottom of the mask are located.

Sew the mask together on the middle seams + darts only, then iron them very carefully (they are very narrow and easy to fray). When finished, it should look like the image below:

The next step is to make a lining using the same shape with a few adjustments in size. It has to be about 2/8" smaller than the outer layer. At this stage you can add elastics on both sides, and a nose clip. Sew both layers together (right sides facing each other) leaving a small gap to be able to turn it right side out.

Once it is turn right side out, closed the gap, and it should look like this:

That's it! Easy as pie. Now some TP peacocking :-)

Author unknown. Source: Boredpanda.


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