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Homemade face masks | by Helen in Wales
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Homemade face masks

15/30 for my daily photo during April


People have started wearing face masks or scarves in the local supermarket, so as I don't want to buy masks that are best kept for medical staff and carers, I'm making my own. After looking at a few patterns, I found one that was straightforward and it's turned out well. It's two layers of cotton fabric, pleated to ensure a good fit and there is a pocket for a filter if you want to add one.


My very old sewing machine couldn't cope with the last step, so I had to sew the pleats in place by hand.


Also I didn't have any elastic, so the stretchy loops are made from a sock that my husband refused to wear because the grey was too pale.

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Taken on April 16, 2020