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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - May 10 2020 :  04:47:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well seems masks are the new fashion. I see colorful homemade masks that match outfits the few times we venture out and on TV. Our PO lady admired my mask and said I did a good job on it and she was so proud of the one a friend had made for her with flags on it. She inspired me to make some more---it do get tedious in the holler with nary a nice word said to lift your spirits---LOL. Any way is this the new normal---people admiring homemade masks? We always need a little sunshine in our life and I think colorful masks give a little ray of it and lightens the load just a teeny bit.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1203 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1203 Posts

Posted - May 10 2020 :  6:45:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Masks are now a fashion statement. We might as well have fun with them.
A couple of months ago a man entering a bank or store wearing a bandana over his face would've prompted a call to the police, now it's part of the "new normal".

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14058 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14058 Posts

Posted - May 11 2020 :  5:15:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am actually looking for a "pair of Lips" to machine embroider on my masks... and a mustash for my DH's masks!
lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - May 13 2020 :  04:15:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is too funny Grace and a good idea. That would freak people out and get plenty of double takes. I actually saw a photo of a mannequin in a clothing store with a mask on to match the outfit. Freaky. I---like Nancy known as Tumbleweed also use bandanas and match them to my outfit on the rare occasions we venture out. Somehow it makes you feel better to be stylin---LOL.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1367 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1367 Posts

Posted - May 26 2020 :  2:21:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought bandana print fabric, red & blue, so I could make some masks. Next rainy day. A friend made me a flower one and hubby a deer/camo print. He gets so many compliments on his!

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Farm Girl #790

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

944 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
944 Posts

Posted - May 26 2020 :  5:26:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have made a lot of masks, six for each family member (my mom, two daughters, brother, sister, niece, nephew on my side and three sisters on my husbands side) along with some for hubby and myself. This week I am hoping to start round two, as I have been waiting for specialty fabrics from Spoonflower that has been on order for well over a month (pitbull dog adoption, computer, electricity, woodworking, to name a few) that is expected to arrive late this week or early next week. Each face mask is three layers (two fabric and one flannel), 6" x 9" with a 6 1/2" elastic and two pleats. Doesn't take long to make each, just not the most exciting craft project, but happy to do my part. This has been a great way to dent the fat quarter and scrap fabric collection.

Jana
MJF #7110

https://www.etsy.com/shop/cjhandcraftedstudio

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

958 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
958 Posts

Posted - May 26 2020 :  6:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gracie Grace,
You should also find a small rose applique and put it on one side of the lips so it looks like you are ready to tango!

TW

When life gives you more than you can stand.....kneel !
Grateful, Thankful and Blessed!


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EMGJulie
Farmgirl in Training

38 Posts

Julie
Galesburg MI
USA
38 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2020 :  05:03:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made 26 masks immediately in March for everyone at my local grocery store - pleated, double cotton, and elastic ear straps. Then I found JoAnn Fabric's Seminole pattern online for a more snug fit that's molded around the face. I angled the jaw line for a better fit and use a very soft underwear elastic. Then I wondered about fabric. One friend was inserting Hepa vacuum bag material, another had adjustable shoulder straps from an old prom gown, another had a pocket to insert a filter of some sort, it really runs the gamut. So, I wondered what the scientists have found. If you search "mask fabric site: edu" you can get science-based information on how different combinations of fabric can get close to an N-95. I tried two layers of cotton with a layer of modal and another of polyester. Very hard to breathe through for me. Then there's interesting info about silk trapping germs via static. Bottom line, I have fully embraced wearing a mask, I'm purchasing 1/4 yards or fat quarters of really fun 100% cotton fabric and going to thrift stores for $2 silk scarves or $6 super large polyester (not stretchy) dresses. The layer closest to my face is from either old scraps or high quality XL men's cotton shirts from thrift stores for $4. This all helps me not feel so bummed out at having to wear a mask. And I have a feeling we will need to wear them for several more months. Already have the holiday fabric ready to cut!

Hope this helps - I had no idea about "site: edu" to get search results just from higher education sites. Learned that recently in a work webinar.

Julie (awaiting Sister#)
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2457 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2457 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2020 :  07:13:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been wanting to sew myself and Sara a mask since this all began. Luckily I has 2 N95's in my tool box for yard work that I bought back last november. Now weve worn them out and cant find anymore. Now that I've broke my wrist I cant sew!! I got on etsy last night to search for a good mask maker. One shop sold over 900 masks at 10 dollars each. I'd say that is pretty good money considering the cost to make them. However, I never saw the kind of mask I wanted for Sarbear and I. Should anyone here make these to sell, especially like the way you mentioned EMGJulie, I'd like to purchase a few? Just send me an email.
BTW!! Welcome to you EMGJulie!! So happy you are part of this wonderful amazing group of women!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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EMGJulie
Farmgirl in Training

38 Posts

Julie
Galesburg MI
USA
38 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2020 :  4:18:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianna, just sent you an email. First, I'm so sorry you have a broken wrist - that's awful and I hope you heal quickly. I can't imagine making 900 - the 26 about did me in but I was doing those in one day. It takes me a good 45 minutes just to sew each one (not counting cutting it out of three fabrics). I can help you! Please know USPS is very slow and UPS costs a small fortune. Learned this the hard way. I have a breast cancer motif mask floating around the USPS system somewhere and my friend needs it. It has been a week to go about 300 miles. Thank you for the welcome! This is a very amazing group of women and I could write and share for hours. I might have overdone it on my welcome page but I figured, hey, that's the time to let everyone know who I am. I can hardly wait for my Sister #, welcome packet, and the badge book I ordered. I look forward to your email -

Julie
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1203 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1203 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2020 :  12:30:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianna --it's in the mail.

Judith

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