Sunday, 14 June 2020

Mask Making

So in the last week of May, I had a couple of days off and was really productive with my sewing - you may be able to tell! Between making the jumpsuit and organiser pouch thing, I made a few masks. It was good timing, as we were then told to wear them in public spaces like shops.

I bought a little kit from Sew Scrumptious, which had material, lining material, elastic and templates - as well as instructions, both in the pack and on the website. In the images you will see, the fabric I bought was sciencey, with red polka dot lining! The original plan was to make Darren and I a few masks, for food shopping or if/when he goes back into school. I ended up making a few more masks for my friend, her husband and 3 children! My friend does sew (she is the one I do crafty days with), but with a 7 month old baby and 2 other children at home, she isn't getting chance. I thought I'd help her out, as I knew she wanted to have some masks ready for when we were told to wear them.

There were two pattern options, one with a pocket to put a filter in, and one without. I made both types for us all. It was a really great way to use up all the bits of fabric I have kept 'just in case'! Or some of Darren's Boston Celtics fabric that he was working out what to do with (there is plenty left for him to do something a little more fun with). It was a bit of a production line!

I also got chance to use my pattern weights the big sister gave me for Christmas!

I ended up making my friend and her family a matching set, using material that backed her elder son's quilt.

I then made individual ones for each of them - I only made one for the baby, and that was more because I thought his siblings would worry if he didn't have one. My friend is reading Harry Potter with her daughter, so it seemed sensible to give them both Harry Potter themed masks!

I made 5 each for Darren and I - not all are pictured (the ones at the bottom show you the filter pocket)

And here is me modelling one of mine just before the weekly food shop!

10 comments:

Susan said...

Very productive and thoughtful to make for your friend. Ia m so glad we don't have to wear make when we go out - some do - but I rarely see homemade ones.

Purple Pixie Dust said...

that looks like an easy mask to make. Where did you get the templates from. can you email me Jasmine_Ms.Button@hotmail.com

Your masks are the ones I have been looking for to make. thanks Lynda Ruth

Faith... said...

Looks like you had a great assembly line for mask making!

Mary said...

You had an organized mask production going on!! Great job and fun fabrics to boot!!

jude's page said...

A good job done, not something that us Aussies have had to worry about at this stage. Thinking of you all in other countries.

Karen's Korner said...

Great job on the masks.

Lin said...

So glad to see you are wearing masks, I see so many UK pictures of people without. The majority wear them here for shopping and they are 'obligatoire' in the PO and bank as well as medical facilities. You had quite a production line going there. xx

butterfly said...

Great job they look wonderful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Fantastic work. I love those doughnut weights too!
We have been given visors for work as they are easier to keep clean and enable lip reading. We also have washable masks for travelling and disposable for cleaning and close contact!

Astrids dragon said...

So many fun masks and so nice of you to share them! I'm sure they are greatly appreciated.

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