If you are looking for a face mask that provides additional protection, then this may be the mask for you. Nose bridge wire allows for a more personalized fit, and a filter will make your mask more effective.
This mask uses the same basic pattern shape as my regular Contour Face Mask, but has additional features. The updated pattern, with pockets, is linked below.
Adding nose bridge wire will let less air escape from the top of the mask and will force more air through the filter. I have heard it also helps minimize the fog you get if you wear glasses.
I made a size Medium and my purchased filters that I found on Amazon fit quite nicely inside. The filters are 4.72 x 3.15 inches. Smaller sizes may need filters or filter fabric that can be trimmed.
These dimensions will work for all sizes. Actual size needed may be smaller if you make a smaller size.
About 8 x 15 inches Main Cotton Fabric
About 8 x 15 inches Lining Fabric (I used cotton)
About 8 x 13 inches of Pocket Fabric (I used cotton)
Elastic, Ribbon, or Fabric for Ties.
Nose Bridge Wire (Mine is 9mm wide.)
Filter or Filter Fabric
Here is the free pattern:
Contour Face Mask Pattern with Filter Pocket by learncreatesew