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August 9, 2020
New Face Mask for Lawyers, Judges, Magistrates, Legal Assistants... from Selvage Blog

Just listed today: Scales of Justice face mask for lawyers, judges, magistrates, legal assistants, etc.  Perfect for office or court. Available for purchase here

Made from 3 layers of fine quality quilter's cotton fabric. Because there are 3 layers, you won't need to bother with filters which may shift or bunch up. Less hassle and expense too.

Adjustable elastic ear loops make for a perfect fit. Slide the stopper beads to the right spot; they won't shift during use.

Gentle but effective nose wire prevents gaps (and steaming up of glasses). Make it just right, you won ...

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August 2, 2020
Adjustable Face Mask in 3 Easy Steps from Mulberry Patch Quilts

So after making so many, many face masks to donate to clinics, friends, and family, you quickly realize that one size does NOT fit all. Not only are there different size heads, but even the distance from the mask to the ears is different from one person to another.

After doing some experimenting, I’ve come up with a way to make a face mask adjustable by adding 3 easy steps.

START WITH MY INSTRUCTIONS for making a rectangular, pleated style mask HERE, from my previous blog post.

To make this pattern adjustable, you’ll need two lengths of 1 ...

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July 13, 2020
More Masks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Every time I think I have made enough masks I realize my work isn't done.

No matter how many I make I continue to find fabrics that are just too much fun and friends and family who need more masks.
I use the free mask pattern from Craft Passion. I want to keep the Halloween prints for myself. 
I cut the elastic for medium masks to 7.5" long. 
I cut the elastic to 8.5" for large masks. So many fun fabrics.

Articles (updated July 2020)
Centers for Disease ...

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July 10, 2020
New Feature: Adjustable Elastic Ear Loops from Selvage Blog


Adding this little stopper-bead to the elastic ear loops is such a great idea. Now my masks can fit every size. The elastic is 1/4" wide and the bead is tiny, so it was tricky threading it through that little hole. The best solution was using a little metal crochet hook. It sounds so simple, but I tried everything before figuring this out! :) 
So if you're making masks, maybe give this a try.
Or visit my Etsy shop.


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July 6, 2020
More Masks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was asked again to make masks. Mask sewing has been an exhausting endevour for me. At first, it was just really sad. Now, it isn't so sad but still not how I want to spend my creative time all the time.

As an experiment, I timed myself when I made this mask. From start to finish, including pressing, cutting, assembly, and finishing, took about 15 minutes. It doesn't seem like much time, does it? For such a little thing. A little thing that can prevent people from continuing to spread a deadly disease. This is the pattern ...

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June 23, 2020
Home-sewn Face Masks from madebychrissied

Home-Sewn Face Masks by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Ready for when we start to venture outside the home, I decided to sew-up a couple of face masks.
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May 22, 2020
Victoria Findlay Wolfe's Sharp Stripe Fabric Makes a Stunning Mask from Selvage Blog


I love the color and design of Victoria Findlay Wolfe's Sharp Stripe fabric. If Jackie O. was sailing off the Cape today, she'd be wearing this mask, don't you think? It's a nice combination of classic and modern. Wait, you don't need to wear a mask when you're sailing! 



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May 21, 2020
American Flag Face Mask from Selvage Blog


Will we be getting out to celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July? 
Small picnics with a few people spread apart? Probably.
We will be sporting these patriotic masks when we go out, which isn't often.
See them in my Etsy shop: American flag face mask

I hope the situation improves soon and people someday wonder what this thing is. 

Best wishes to you all. 

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May 12, 2020
Modern Style Face Mask from Selvage Blog


I'm working on refining a collection of masks that I'm selling on Etsy. We're going to be wearing masks for a while, so it might as well be fun, right? There will be times that we don't want to wear a disposable strictly utilitarian mask. I like this one because it's fresh and modern, kind of artsy, and doesn't introduce lots of new colors to my outfit. 

The back side is white so it's reversible. It has a nose wire. It's washable, but I wouldn't subject it to the high heat ...

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May 7, 2020
Face Mask Messages from Selvage Blog


What message does face mask wearing convey? I used to wonder when I saw Asian people wearing masks in public whether they were sick and not wanting to contaminate others, or if they were trying to avoid disease, maybe due to an already compromised immune system. Or both. 

Do we mask-wearers come across as considerate of others? Afraid of others? Just following the rules? Are we saying "Back off!" This Love mask invites social interaction. At least it says "Hi, there's a person in here, behind this mask." 

This mask wearing thing will take some getting used to. My ...

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April 26, 2020
Our daughter Quarantina!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

Paul: What is the matter babe?
Me: Cramps
Paul: Oh no!!!
Me: What?
Paul: I was going to name our daughter Quarantina.

New Pattern by Mell Meyer

Ten minutes later, when I stopped laughing, I had to ask...

Me: What if it were a boy?
Paul: I hadn't thought about it.
Me: How does Quarantino sound?
Paul: Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it.

Still laughing...


I was one of the pattern testers for Mell Meyer's new pattern - All the Diagonals.
The pattern is released today.  Her blogpost shows all the pattern testers' finished tops  plus ...

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April 23, 2020
Still Making Masks from Selvage Blog


I don't even know how many masks I've made so far. First ones for my DIL'S hospital, then family and friends, then to sell on Etsy. My skills have improved. The bias ties take time. (They're cut on the straight of the grain, but I use a bias tape making device for these skinny things.) I ordered elastic a month ago, but it still hasn't arrived. Everyone wants elastic and it's sold out everywhere. My sister is a nurse and she insists that ties are more comfortable than elastic; I hope she's right ...

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April 16, 2020
FREE MASK PATTERN: Mask Making 101 from Made By Marney

I have had requests to share a pattern for the masks I am donating. This pattern was originally found on the Craft Passion website. I give all the credit possible to this site for the original pattern. After making a bunch of the masks, I have tweeked the pattern to be a bit more fitted. Now I am super happy with the fit, and it is a very easy pattern to assemble.

I’ve already sewn over 150 face masks to give-away to friends and family. This is not a medical mask, but a mask to use for home, grocery ...

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April 11, 2020
Making Face Masks from Selvage Blog


I started making face masks to donate to my daughter-in-law's hospital in New London, CT. Now making for friends and family. And just listed some on my Etsy shop and they're selling like hotcakes. If you have time, and a fabric stash (duh and duh!) consider selling some on Etsy.
This pretty fabric was designed by Jennifer Paganelli who lives in CT. I think it's a good choice for a mask because it's good quality fabric, and the color is like rosy cheeks.



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April 5, 2020
Fabric Masks (how to) from Sotak Handmade

Hello friends, how are you all doing in this new upside down world of ours? 

Hope you're staying safe and healthy. Does anyone else feel like we suddenly live in some sort of insane dystopian society? I certainly get that feeling every time I venture into our local grocery store :(. 


Is wearing face masks required where you live? It's not here in the Netherlands so far, but I still made some for my family just in case. And, I got quite a few requests on IG for a video showing how I made my masks so I thought ...

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April 2, 2020
DIY Face Mask to help stop spread of COVID19 from Trillium Design

03/19/2020
As of this moment there are over 10000 cases of COVID-19 in the US.  We need to stop the spread and that is the only way we are going to get through this.  The time for action is now. The CDC and Hospitals around the country are asking for home sewers to make masks.  It's time for us to step up and help each other.  Even if you can't sew you might be able to get these masks into the right hands. Maybe you know someone who works in the medical field who knows who ...

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March 31, 2020
New York City During the Pandemic from Where Art & Life Meet

New York City has now earned the dubious distinction of being the epicenter of the pandemic. I know 6 people whose doctor’s believe they are sick with COVID19, though without the ability to test anyone unless they are incapable of breathing on their own, it’s impossible to verify, and another handful of people who are… Continue reading New York City During the Pandemic

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March 26, 2020
Make a DIY Face Mask in 12 Easy Steps from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

DIY Face Masks with Jenny Doan

Learn how to make an easy, washable, and reusable face mask with Jenny.

WATCH THE TUTORIAL

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of 6” x 9” fabric 
  • (1) 6” x 9” piece of iron-on interfacing (optional)
  • 2 pieces of ¼ inch elastic cut to 7” each
  1. Cut out two pieces of fabric to 6” x 9” each.
  2. Cut out one piece of interfacing to 6” x 9” and iron it onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric.
  3. Cut elastic into two pieces measuring 7” each.
  4. Place the two pieces of fabric right sides together.
DIY Face Mask with Jenny

5. Measure a ...

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March 24, 2020
How To Make a Face Mask – And the Research Behind it from Where Art & Life Meet

I spent this past weekend researching and making face masks. I wanted to read as much as I could on the efficacy of face masks, since we’ve been given a great deal of differing opinions. When the U.S. began talking about COVID19 it was generally advised that we not buy and wear face masks. It… Continue reading How To Make a Face Mask – And the Research Behind it

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