I made a new list for this week and it’s not completed but I’ve made a lot of progress
I sewed more masks and learned more about them too.
When I first started making them more than a month ago, the advice said to use flannel on the inside so they will be softer on the wearer’s face. Well, I wore a flannel lined one when it was 88 degrees outside and that mask was so hot! Flannel lined masks will just not be a wearable option in Oklahoma during warm weather.
That spool of elastic I ordered never did come ☹️
I made some masks with some lingerie elastic I had on hand. The elastic is comfortable but is not suitable for most men as it has a tiny scalloped edge.
I also made some masks using the 2 mm hair ties/pony tail holders. I don’t like how they feel on my ears but my husband thinks they are fine.
I’m now adding a wire near the nose to all my masks as they make for a closer fit and especially help to avoid glasses fogging up if the mask wearer wears glasses 🤓
Our masks get laundered every time they are worn and they hang in the laundry room, right by the door to our garage, so we always remember to take some when we leave.
We live in a university town and I made these with a scrap of school logo fabric.
My husband wore the top mask into CVS to use their ATM. When he came out, the lady in the car beside us rolled down her window and asked about his mask. She wants some but I have no more fabric and can’t get any more right now.
And the other masks are spoken for.
She was very nice and I would of shared with her if I could.
So if you’re sewing masks, especially if you are wanting to make a business of it, (I am not) any fabric design that is popular in your area would most likely be a great seller.
Also, people that wear masks often will need several as they need to laundered after each use.
This may sound like I am out a lot but I am not. In the last 6 weeks, I have been inside Walmart 2 times, Aldi once and Lowe’s once.
We’ve done a lot of yard work and gardening this week and I will share those photos tomorrow.
Hope you are all fine.
Our state and town are easing up restrictions a little this week and May 1.
But my husband and I don’t plan to change anything we have been doing just yet.