The mask-making frenzy is less of a frenzy now, but masks are still needed, and will be needed for months to come. I’m making a few masks each day, and trying out some of the other designs available on the internet. I had been making the pleated masks, but I now also love making the shaped mask version that doesn’t have pleats.
For the shaped masks, I’ve used the fitted mask pattern by Tina Elmore-Wright, downloaded from the Joann mask-making page.
The pattern has four different sizes, from infant to men’s/large. My brother the transit driver gave a thumbs-up to the men’s mask. The second largest size is for women/teens. That one fits me well.
Shown below are all but the infant size.
It makes it fun to do sets of family masks.
It’s fun to use with prints.
A word of caution: The pieces need to be cut in mirror images.
Otherwise, you’ll end up with two right or two left pieces, which can make for some er, unplanned combinations.
There is still a need for the masks in the health care and care home sectors. Then as businesses prepare to reopen in the coming weeks, they will need masks for staff, customers and visitors.
Thank you to health care workers, care home workers, and front line workers everywhere. You are keeping us going.