Face masks - with removable nose wire
To prevent spread of Covid-19
I made about 15-20 face masks for family and friends. Below is the pleated style, using quilters cotton on front and cotton t-shirt fabric on the back. Most of the quilt fabric has been in my stash for a few (or more) years.
This is not a complete tutorial. I have gathered many ideas from various internet sources. The nose wire helps get a better fit around your nose.
|Make a 45 degree cut to establish true bias|
|Cut a 2-inch strip of fabric at least 6 inches long|
|Insertion of a bias fabric casing for nose wire|
|This mask will have 7" elastic on each side for ears|
Using a 7-inch piece of wire, fold wire ends in twice to prevent poking your face. You can substitute pipe cleaners or doubled twist ties for the jewelry wire.
|Cut a 7-inch piece of 16-18 gauge aluminum jewelry wire|
These masks are to prevent YOU from transmitting the disease if you are an asymptomatic carrier. The CDC is recommending everyone to wear a cloth face mask or face covering to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Wear your mask in good health.