5m of 9mm wide elastic
POSTAGE NOTE: If your order is for elastic alone, we are able to post this to you for less than our standard postage rates. For example, in the UK, if your order is for 1x 5m of elastic (and no other items) we will be happy to refund the full postage cost to you; if you purchase multiple 5m of elastic, we will adjust the postage and refund any difference where we are able to post it to you for less than our standard postage.
Already have plenty of fabric at in your stash? Then all you need to make some face coverings is the elastic; 5m is enough for approximately 8 face coverings when using the pattern mentioned below.
(Fabric NOT included)
There is a lot of talk in the media about having to wear face coverings (some are saying face masks) when lockdown is eased. Emma, on of our tutors, has tried quite a few patterns this week and the one she found easiest, comfortable and quick to make was this one:
Emma made MASK 2 (regular size – but needed to change to “print actual size” rather than “fit to page” when printing) which was easier and quicker than MASK 1. Patterns for child and large size are also available. Emma trialled the elastic both around ears (2 pieces) and around the head (left as 1 piece) and around the head is definitely more comfortable. For the covering in the picture here, Emma didn’t add the wire across the nose.
NOTE: these are not designed to protect us from getting Covid-19 nor are they suitable for NHS workers (Paula Doyle does a good pattern for those which is on her website or Facebook page) but by making these we can avoid pressure on masks that are needed by NHS and other carers.