This morning I decided to try another surgical style face mask. I downloaded all of the pattern templates from Craft Passion, but I made modifications and so my assembly was quite different. It’s a wonderful pattern that is very well thought out.
For my personal use, I like this mask a whole lot better than the one I’ve been making, it offers better breathability and fits more snugly.
I again wanted to use ties instead of elastic. Ties will take the abuse of washing and drying continuously, elastic will not. Elastic may or may not fit your head, ties will always fit.
I also wanted a filter pocket, to me that’s the most important part of the mask. Jim and I are using these filters (affiliate link) in our face masks. Jim removes the wire (an easy process) and then I cut it all up into ready to, disposable and removable filters.
This mask template was from the “Pocket With Seam Allowance- Main Fabric, Teenage & Woman”… that’s the only piece of the pattern template I used. It’s a little too big for me, so my next test will be the “Face Mask With Seam Allowance – Main Fabric, Teenage & Woman”.
The reason I didn’t use the Lining Fabric pattern piece, is because I deviated from the pattern here, and then again by skipping the pocket on the sides and adding ties instead.
Miss Myrtle doing a close up inspection of my edge stitching. I wish she hadn’t looked quite so closely!
The pattern template for the Pocket Mask is slightly larger than the non-pocket pattern template. I have a fairly small head, and probably the “Pocket With Seam Allowance- Main Fabric, Teenage & Woman” will fit most women just fine, for me it’s just a little too large.
I will try and do a pictorial with the next one, with another blog post.
Meanwhile, Jim and I have managed to polish off nearly an entire Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake. This is the second time I’ve baked this cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction, and the second time we positively gorged ourselves on it, it’s out of this world delicious!
Ignore its ugliness. I can’t bake an attractive cake to save my life, but trust me, you want. to. make. this. ASAP!