Last week I’ll always remember as ‘Face Mask Week’, as I tested directions wrote my ‘version’ and churned out over 100 face masks (for use in nursing homes as requested) to do my part in this battle against Covid-19. I had promised some to a home where my niece works in southern IL, but then when Celeste Mergens, founder of Days for Girls, encouraged our participation and I received a request for our Days for Girls Team to make 200 masks for a local nursing home, I put out the appeal for help and several ladies jumped into this worthwhile project with me.
There are many wonderful designs and instructions available out there, so this is just one more ‘tweak’. As I share in both of my sets of directions at this link at my website: https://www.londas-sewing.com/face-mask-directions I worked from 2 YouTube videos that I found and liked. This blog post is to share some additional ‘tweaks’ to my EASIER MASK DIRECTIONS that helped me get into mass ‘manufacturing’ mode, and adapting to ribbon ties in the absence of elastic as so many others have done. These directions are to create a mask that has a pocket on the inner layer, with wire to shape to the face at both upper and lower edges.