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DIY Face Masks

15 June 2020 16:37


I'm not a fan of face masks, but since, as of today, we have to wear them on public transport, it seems sensible for those of us who sew to use up some of our fabric stash and make our own.  There are lots of patterns and tutorials on the internet.  I've put some on my Pinterest board Crafty Sewing Ideas.  Please be aware that these are face coverings, not surgical masks - but that's all that's required on public transport.

You can even go one further and design your own fabric, using your favourite colours and designs, or maybe a face to make up for the face covered by the mask?  Or a large smile?  Whatever you fancy.  If you get fabric printed, you will not be able to wash it to hospital standards.  Pigment ink doesn't like to be washed above 30 degrees, but you can iron your mask, which will sterilise it - or leave it out in the sun!

If you would like to design your own fabric, you can get a template by clicking on the button below.

There will be two templates, for two styles of mask.  You can order one mask on a swatch or both on a fat quarter.  Use voucher code MASK so that I know to print them at the slightly different size, and include white fabric for the lining.

If you want help with the making, look out for the next blog post, coming soon!


The Spring Flowers design in the image at the top of the page is by Bearded Squirrel and is available in our Market Place.