I had a few requests for shots of the face mask in action! Here you go 🙂
I have to say, while I have face masks with elastic and with ties, I definitely prefer the ties! I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the feel of the elastic rubbing against my ears. While sewing the ties is not my favorite thing to do, I do appreciate the comfort it brings verses the elastic. The tie in the back also allows me to adjust the fit to a snugness that works for me. I also find it much more comfortable without interfacing.
I made my ear ties, 0.5 inch longer than the elastic suggestion in the pattern, but you can adjust to your preference.
I was worried originally that the mask might slide a lot with just the single tie, but I haven’t found it a problem. I have even worn it out for walks on windy days with no issues! And when you’re not using the mask for a moment, it hangs easily around your neck.
Here is my face mask pattern!
I also use my little case for my mask absolutely all the time! First, I loved the cat print shown above. Second, I have one attached to my purse, so I literally don’t leave home without it.
I highly recommend the little case for convenience. Here is the free pattern.
Here is the face mask tutorial!
…and the case overview. Visit my Youtube Channel or the keychain page under free patterns and service projects if you need more details.