I am giving gifts to family and friends and others
this season that show how much I care.
Quilty Kitty Katniss is helping me.
To make my Fall Gift Masks I followed my
and I added a few new materials to my masks
to increase their protection and breathability.
Here are new additions:
I bought these at
Here are the pieces for the mask shown on the bear in the top photo.
For this mask I made the top elastics longer than the bottom ones
as this makes a comfortable fit for wearing over ears.
This photo shows the nose wire pocket added to the top center inside of the front fabric.
I chain sew the nose wire pockets and cut and twist the end the plastic covered craft wire
so they will not poke through the fabric.
I sew on the nose wire pocket with a 1/8th inch seam to the inside of the front fabric
for all the masks I am making before proceeding to the final assembly.
I add the four elastics to the back patch before sewing it to the front.
When I top stitch around the edges of the mask
I carefully add the elastics to the side.
Here is a finished mask.
This one has wide elastic of the type that is used for baby's hair bands
and it is soft and does not get stretched out.
This one I made special order for a person who ears hearing aids and eye glasses
and cannot wear the elastics over the ear as it tangles with the hearing aids.
This one fits comfortably under the ears and the nose wire keeps it snug at the top.
The person who will be wearing this one must wear a mask all day at work
and requested these modifications.
The elastics are the same length and the back patch is small.
It fits snugly without being too tight.
The additional sewn in washable filter layer makes the mask look a bit bulky
but it actually makes the mask quite comfortable and easier to wear.
The polypropylene filter and antimicrobial backing fabric
are very breathable.
I highly recommend these added protective fabrics.
Here is my well dressed bear ready to gift some hand-sanitizer and a mask to a friend.
Here I am wearing a fall mask that I gifted to me
and wearing it is a gift to others.
This is my personal favorite and most comfortable mask to wear for fall.
I wore this mask recently to go for my annual physical.
I have more tests and doctor's appointments on my calendar.
The Covid-19 threat in my area is red again.
I am being careful and taking care of my health.
One of the people I made a mask for requested that I add
a nose guard tab to the top of the mask
so that it might fit better with their eyeglasses.
For a tutorial on how I added the top flap with a wire
scroll down to my next post or Click Here
Please visit all my friends today to see what they are gifting:
Life in the Scrapatch (you are here)
Thank you to
for organizing and hosting this fun blog hop!
I am always trying to improve the protection and wearability of the masks I make.
I would love to hear how you have made better masks.
Thank you for sharing!
Katniss says, "Have a Happy Fall and Holiday Season
and have a wonderful time visiting
and sharing with family and friends.
May all of you be safe and well!"