I am constantly trying the think of new ways to improve face masks. I am going to be wearing these every day to work like many of you and I hope to create masks that are both comfortable and functional.
After making the 3 layer mask with a filter pocket I thought I would give this one a try. I was very pleased with the results.
This mask uses my regular contoured face mask pattern, but cut at the pocket line, so it is a bit more narrow. This actually is nice because it’s not as hot since it doesn’t extend as far toward the ears.
The channel for the nose bridge wire is optional, but is simply a row of stitches attaching the lining to the exterior fabric.
I didn’t use any interfacing on mine, and I really like how lightweight it is, even with the filter.
I also tried strap adjusters with this mask. They are handy and are quite easy to use. I like that they are small and not bulky.
8 x 10 inches Main Cotton Fabric (Dimensions work for all sizes. You may need less fabric for smaller sizes)
8 x 10 inches Lining Cotton Fabric
Straps (I used 1/8 inch elastic)
Nose Bridge Wire (Optional)
Strap Adjusters (Optional)
FACE MASK KEY CHAIN CASE:
The face mask key chain case is always a fun project 🙂 It’s a little tight fitting the nose bridge wire, and you have to fold the filter, but I like to store my mask in the case when it’s not in use, without the filter and wire. I find it keeps my masks nice and organized.