I’ve bowed to necessity and started to make some homemade face masks.Â I have a very limited supply of surgical masks at work.Â I decided to make some for home use.
This is the pattern I used.Â Â
They don’t take that long to make.Â The hardest part is looking at all the fabric I’m wasting because they aren’t square.Â I’m the kind of person who always has to try to maximize fabric (or wrapping paper) use.Â Just blatantly cutting a curve hurts my soul.
I posted a picture of my mask on my Instagram story.
I instantly got hit up to make some for other people. A former coworker has a sister who is immunocompromised in a few different ways. The sister works in a nursing home where they have no protective equipment. How could I say no to that? I whipped up four (2 for the sister and 2 for my friend and her husband). I think I’m going to make a few more for us since they need to be washed after every outing.