There is no doubt that we are living in crazy times. If you had told me in January what we'd be facing now, I would have thought you were absurd. Life is turned on it's head- even for homeschoolers who are at least accustom to at-home learning.
I've found myself researching the best face masks to sew in order to make protective masks per the CDC's new guideline. There are five prominent mask patterns out there on the web, but the one that many hospitals are requesting people sew is the Oslon Mask, which houses a pocket to place filtration material. Filter material can be taken out of household air filters for extra protection, and double sided skin tape can be applied for safety.
I spent part of Sunday evening making masks for my family and parents, though I don't have the filtration material or double sided tape. At the very least, the three layers of fabric will aid in protection during simple grocery store visits. The masks took roughly 20 minutes to make- and reminded me of how much I miss sewing!
Since I started the masks, they've added children's sizes, so I plan to use those as well!
Check out the Oslon Mask Pattern and tutorial from of Sew Can She!
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