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April 03, 2020
CLICK HERE to go to the Face Masks
To make this Face Mask you need:
Size of the finished Face Masks:
"1. Find a fabric that is dense enough to capture viral particles, but breathable enough that we can actually wear it2. The problem with air filters is that they potentially could shed small fibers that would be risky to inhale. So if you want to use a filter (eg HEPA Filter or Vacuum bag filter), you need to sandwich the filter between two layers of cotton fabric3. Two layers offered far less protection than four layers. A 600 thread count pillow case captured just 22 percent of particles when doubled, but four layers captured nearly 60 percent. 4. A thick woolen yarn scarf filtered 21 percent of particles in two layers, and 48.8 percent in four layers. A 100 percent cotton bandanna did the worst, capturing only 18.2 percent when doubled, and just 19.5 percent in four layers.
5. Tests performed at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., showed good results for homemade masks using quilting fabric. Dr. Segal, of Wake Forest Baptist Health, who led the study, noted that quilters tend to use high-quality, high-thread count cotton. The best homemade masks in his study were as good as surgical masks or slightly better, testing in the range of 70 to 79 percent filtration." https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.html
Disclaimer: The device created as part of this publication should NOT be used as a replacement for conventional and approved Personal Protective Equipment. The device has not been industry tested nor has it been NIOSH approved. The publication of this article shall not constitute or be deemed to constitute any representation by the authors, their affiliates, and their website aStitchaHalf.net and is intended for educational purposes only. The decision to use this device is solely your own.
April 22, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing this! I have 2 cut out and ready to go. Stay Safe!
I’ve made several of the adult masks. Once I got help with the pleats, it was easy to make. I need to make some of the child masks. However, I can’t find the measurements to cut out the child’s mask. The adult calls for 1 piece of 10×12″ and 2 pieces of 7×12″, but what are the dimensions for the smaller mask. Thanks for your help.
April 08, 2020
Thank You so Much !
I have a problem when I try to do the adult size in a 5X7 hoop it won’t fit it tells me the hoop size is to small I would have to use a 91/2 X9 1/2 in hoop is there something else I can do it says in the dirrections 5X7 Thank you for all your help and designs
April 07, 2020
This is so very nice and thoughtful of you to do this.
Oh dear – I am so hoping you can help me. I downloaded your design (the adult size) in .pes format for my Brother 10-needle machine and it comes up showing it needs a giant hoop. The design shows it in the 5×7 hoop size in my Buzz Tools software but machine doesn’t recognize it in that size? As soon as I tried bringing it up in my machine, it required that I rotate the design so it would not be too big, I did that and then it says it requires the giant hoop. I even tried it in my Brother 7-needle machine to the same results. What am I doing wrong? I have several cut out ready to stitch and now this. I am sure it must be operator error as your reviews show others are having no problems?
I even tried downloading it in all formats to convert in my Buzz Tools software and now it says “bad card data” when I view it in my Buzz Tools program.
I would really appreciate your response.
Thank you in advance.
I love your face mask and have made several. I like it because it is simple and easy. The pleating is also easy once you finally get it and do it. I folded to center and made 1/2" pleat, then another pleat above about an inch apart, then 3rd pleat about an inch below middle one. All are about 1/2 " pleats. I also like that it is turned inside out and makes a more finished product than some others I have made. Thanks so much for the design.
April 05, 2020
Did 4 masks this morning. Two for neighbors who have Drs appt tomorrow. Easy to do. Thank you
What are they using for the inside, is there another fabric for a filter? Thanks for you help.
Dear Embroidery Friends,
Thank you so much for all your Lovely comments! We will regularly update this Blog with the information as we see the requests coming through. I will respond to each and every comment personally and appreciate your feed back. Feel free to leave your comments here and you are welcome to send us photos of your face masks to our facebook page or feel free to use my personal e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy stitching and stay safe!
What is the finished size of the mask.
I made 3 of them this morning. The embroidery takes 4 minutes and it takes about 5 to cut out 3 of them. Thank you so much for offering these for free. You may save somebodies life.
I don’t see where to get the download for the mask. As others have said,,,they see the directions with pictures but there is no download for the mask design. Thank you for any help you can give me.
April 04, 2020
Thanks! It looks easy! Can’t wait to stitch it out!
How do I download the pattern to USB
I can see the directions Not where to download for babylock
I have not down loader the face mask yet
April 03, 2020
Je vais essayer dès demain
I can not down load the mask for my brother machine (PES)
Your designs are really nice. and thank you for the face mask. I have asthma so I really need something
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