In my last post I shared all about the masks I’ve been making and donating to a local urgent care clinic. I have been hard at work since then and have made and given out more than 250 masks! I’m so thankful to be able to make so many and help others out.
The clinic has no other masks available for patients to wear while waiting and are currently relying on my friend and I for their entire supply. When making those masks I’m focused on speed and quantity.
However I have had a chance to make a few masks for my family and friends and have tried out a few other techniques on them. One of which is adding something to the nose to get a better fit. I saw a photo where someone had used a bit of twill tape sewn on the inside and a bit of wire to make a fitted nose piece. I gave it a try over the weekend and was very happy with the results.
I pulled a piece of 5/8 inch wide ribbon from my stash and cut a 2.5 inch long piece and got to work. With the ribbon, a mask, and a pipe cleaner I was able to achieve a much better fit at the nose (which helps prevent glasses from getting fogged up!). I used my sewing machine, but this can definitely be hand sewn if you already have a mask and don’t have a sewing machine.
I show exactly how it’s done (and how easy it is!) in my video HERE!
I hope you all are staying safe and healthy! I’m going to get back to making even more masks and will see you next time. Happy Sewing!