|Handmade reusable fabric face masks made by Mickey Koth||
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|These non-medical-grade face masks are made
with two layers of pre-machine washed and dried 100% cotton, made in a smoke- and fragrance-free, two-cat home.
(How to wear a face mask from the CDC)
There are two sizes: medium for most adult faces and large for larger faces.
* A medium mask averages 8 inches wide, and about 5 inches from the top of the mask near the nose to the bottom of the mask.
* A large mask averages 9 inches wide, and about 6 inches from the top of the mask near the nose to the bottom of the mask.
* These masks fit most people, but they may not fit a very narrow face or unusually shaped head. I may be able to adjust the pattern.
A removable pipe cleaner in a slot along the top of the mask allows you to fit the mask snugly to your nose.
* If the pipe cleaner is difficult to reinsert, the seam may be blocking the slot. Carefully use a barbecue skewer to open the slot the entire way.
There is a pocket for a removable filter (paper towel, napkin, fabric, etc.; not included).
Elastic is used to hook the mask behind the ears. It is removable and could be replaced with another type of binding, such as shoe laces or T-shirt yarn.
Hand or machine wash, removing the pipe cleaner and any non-reusable filter. (How to wash a mask from the CDC)
Air or machine dry. (Don't microwave them, as some thread may be polyester or metallic, which can catch on fire in a microwave.)
What people are saying about the masks I make (keep in mind that all of these comments are from my friends)
Want to make your own face mask? Click here for both sew and no-sew instructions for non-medical-grade face masks.
|How to buy one (or more) of these masks|
|Face masks available for purchase|
|#43 Flower fabric, medium
||#50 Patterned fabric, medium
||#67 Flower fabric, medium
||#68 Leaf fabric, medium
|#87 Snoopy/fall leaf fabric, medium
||#95 Bicycle fabric, medium
||#126 Fall leaf fabric, medium
||#133 Acorn fabric, medium
|#137 Patchwork fabric, medium
||#138 Minnie Mouse fabric, medium
||#141 Pumpkin fabric, medium
||#144 Fall leaf fabric, medium
|#154 Mickey Mouse fabric, medium
||#167 English bobby fabric, medium
||#176 Windmill fabric, medium
||#184 Flower fabric, medium
|#186 Patterned fabric, medium
||#189 Snoopy fabric, medium
|See facemasks I've made and already sold. They are not available for purchase, but may be custom ordered.|
(Keep in mind that all of these comments are from my friends):
* I have several of Mickey's masks. They're great, I don't use anything else. -- Rob L.
* They are fabulous: made beautifully and with a perfect fit. -- Phyllis J.
* It's by far the most comfortable mask I have, which is why I want more!
* They are the best masks I own! Very comfortable, great fabric, and they're my only masks with the wire in them. -- Amy S.
* The masks arrived today, and they are terrific. They are lovely, fit well, and so far seem less likely to fog up my glasses. -- Carol L.
* Your wonderful masks arrived today and they're my new favorites! The cut is perfect: generous around the chin and angled well from center to sides. The fabric is beautiful in look and feel.
* They are REALLY comfortable and the first I can wear without my glasses fogging! -- Mickey [no relation] R.
* My glasses fog up a little when I first put the mask on, but it subsides pretty quickly. I like the way the mask fits around my nose and slopes downward on the sides. When I try to fit regular paper masks under my glasses, the top edges of the mask brush the bottom of my eyes which is annoying and probably not a good idea in terms of spreading the virus. The pocket on your mask for a filter is also a great feature.
|Make your own face mask|