Handmade reusable fabric face masks made by Mickey Koth
These are not medical-grade face masks.

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These non-medical-grade face masks are made with two layers of pre-washed and machine-dried 100% cotton, made in a smoke- and fragrance-free, two-cat home.
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.
A removable pipe cleaner in a slot along the top of the mask allows you to fit the mask snugly to your nose.
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.
    (See how to make yarn from a T-shirt under Make your own mask.)
Hand or machine wash, removing any non-reusable filter.
Air dry to prevent shrinkage. (Don't microwave them, as some thread may be polyester or metallic, which can catch on fire in a microwave.)
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
You can buy already-made mask(s) or select fabric for mask(s) to be made to order.
The cost is $10.00 each, plus, shipping (USPS only) if needed:
   * shipping cost starts at $3.80 (Because a face mask, even in a regular envelope, doesn't lie flat, the USPS considers it to be a parcel and charges accordingly.)
   * the price for each additional mask and for different distances will vary ($4.20 to mail one mask to California).
   * if you live near me, they will be available for pick up from my house.
Send an e-mail to indicate your choice of mask or fabric and size for a made-to-order mask.
I will reply with my address so you can decide if pickup or mail works best for you and the total cost (not including mailing).
Payment: I accept cash or Paypal, occasionally beer, sometimes bartering, or, if the situation gets really dire, toilet paper.
   * I will also accept in place of payment, a donation up to the cost of 4 masks to The Animal Haven, a 501(c)(3), private, no-kill animal shelter in the New Haven, CT area.
When ordering a made-to-order mask, allow some time for me to make your mask(s). Depending on demand and the vagaries of my 60-year-old sewing machine, it could be as long as a week.
I am not set up to do high-volume orders.

Already-ready made face masks available for purchase
These are single masks available immediately in the size indicated. There is only one of each and when one is sold, it will be moved to the section of other masks I've made. If you see one there that you like, you will need to request one made-to-order. If you need a different size than the size listed here, then you will need to request a mask to order.
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(See other masks I've made (and could make again) with some of the fabric below.) Don't see any you like? Take a look at the masks my friend Sarah Gowan sells.

#16 Leaf fabric, medium
#30 Flower fabric, medium
#36 Flower fabric, medium
#39 Flower fabric, medium
#40 Flower fabric, medium
#42 Patterned fabric, medium
#43 Flower fabric, medium
#44 Bird fabric, medium
#46 Star of David fabric, medium
#48 Leaf fabric, medium
#49 Crane fabric, medium
#50 Patterned fabric, medium
#52 Patterned fabric, medium
#53 Patterned fabric, medium
#54 Fox fabric, medium
#55 Bird fabric, medium
#56 Dragonfly fabric, medium
#58 Patterned fabric, medium
#59 Patterned fabric, medium
#63 Striped fabric, medium
#65 Violin fabric, medium
#67 FLower fabric, medium
#68 Leaf fabric, medium
#70 Music fabric, medium
#71 Houndstooth pattern, medium
#72 Music fabric, medium
#73 Butterfly fabric, medium
#74 Dachshund fabric, medium
#75 Patterned fabric, medium
#76 Coffee cup fabric, medium
#77 Coffee cup fabric, medium


Available fabric for made-to-order face masks
Cats | Other animals | Novelty: food | in the home | music, celestial, sports | Flowers | Leaves | Patterns

Note: the colors are mostly true, but not all the fabric photographed well. It happens to the best of us.
(click on an image for a larger view) See more masks made with some of this fabric.

CATS
Cats 1: Cats 2: Cats 3: Cats 4:
Cats 5: Cats 6: Cats 7: Cats 8:
Cats 9: Cats 10:
OTHER ANIMALS
Animals 1: Animals 2: Animals 3: Animals 4:
Other animals: foxes | dogs
Foxes: Dogs 1: Dogs 2: Dogs 3:
Other animals: bugs
Dragonflies 1: Dragonflies 2: Butterflies:
Other animals: Birds
Birds 1: Birds 2: Birds 3: Birds 4:
Other animals: owls | cardinals
Birds 5: Birds 6: Birds: owls: Birds: cardinals:
NOVELTY
Novelty: Food | In the home
Food 1: Food 2: Food 3: Food 4:
Novelty: In the home | Music
In the home 1: In the home 2: In the home 3: Music:
Novelty: Figures | For kids | Celestial
Figures 1: Figures 2: For kids: Celestial:
Novelty: Tools | Sports
Tools Novelty 6: Sports:
FLOWERS
Flowers 1: Flowers 2: Flowers 3: Flowers 4:
Flowers 5: Flowers 6: Flowers 7: Flowers 8:
Flowers 9: Flowers 10: Flowers 11: Flowers 12:
LEAVES
Leaves 1: Leaves 2: Leaves 3: Leaves 4: ginkgo:
Leaves 5: Fall 1: Leaves 6: Fall 2: Leaves 7: Leaves 8:
PATTERNS
Patterns 1: Patterns 2: Patterns 3: Patterns 4:
Patterns 5: Patterns 6: Patterns 7: Dots: Patterns 8:
Patterns 9: Patterns 10: Floral 1: Patterns 11: Patterns 12:
Patterns 13: Patterns 14: Floral 2:


Face masks I've made (and could make again) with some of the fabric above
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Strawberry fabric
Parasol fabric
Patterned fabric
Owl fabric
Bird fabric
Patterned fabric
Stone fabric
Flower fabric
Patterned fabric
Cat fabric
Bird fabric
Leaf fabric
Patterned fabric
Cat fabric
Leaf fabric
Frog fabric
Cat fabric
Cat fabric
Butterfly fabric
Dragonfly fabric
Floral patterned fabric
Coffee cup fabric
Hedgehog fabric
Floral patterned fabric
Fish fabric
Music fabric
Coffee cup fabric
Cat fabric

Reversible masks:
Music fabric, front and reverse:
Music fabric, front and reverse:
Flower fabric, front and reverse:
Ginkgo leaf fabric, front and reverse:
Leaf fabric, front and reverse:
Tractor and patterned fabric, front and reverse:
Violets and pansy fabric, front and reverse:
Vegetable fabric, front and reverse:


Make your own face mask

This is the pattern I used, with some slight modifications: Versatile face mask pattern
     I consolidated the instructions from many pages to 2 pages (large PDF files): page 1 | page 2
     and modified the template for medium and large face masks (large PDF files): medium face mask | large face mask: outer | inner

Other instructions/patterns:
How to sew a fabric face mask (New York Times)
Homemade cloth face coverings, both sew and no sew instructions; scroll down about half way (CDC)
No sew sock face mask (LA Times)
T-shirt fabric face mask
Face mask sewing pattern
Short YouTube video on how to make yarn from a T-shirt. (Warning: Turn the volume down--the music is execrable.)

6/30/2020