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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14173 Posts

Posted - May 16 2020 :  10:07:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well,,, more sewing time to make a few more masks...

just a bit of whimsy..

Unfortunately I can't machine embroider on the curved masks..

I have been making a few more masks for some people in our community...
I make both the rectangle masks and the curved masks.. and in the rectangle masks, I stitch in a casing pocket and insert a chennile pipe cleaner for over the bridge of the nose.

Keeping busy... hope I never run out of fabric! lol!


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Edited by - katmom on May 16 2020 10:35:38 AM

HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1141 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1141 Posts

Posted - May 16 2020 :  5:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love this Grace---so cool.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14173 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14173 Posts

Posted - May 17 2020 :  7:36:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and just think of the $$ I am saving on lipstick!!!
hahaha!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4276 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4276 Posts

Posted - May 18 2020 :  06:27:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks great! Your community is very fortunate to have such a talented seamstress helping out. I like the addition of the pipe cleaner over the nose. I have found that if I keep my mask up high on my nose my sunglasses don't fog up. Keeping it there though is challenging and I do my best not to touch my face when adjusting it. The pipe cleaner solution would solve that problem.

Happy sewing & stay healthy!
Dawn in IL

Bloom, where you are planted.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14173 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14173 Posts

Posted - May 19 2020 :  3:35:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ran out of pipe cleaners so the last 2 pair of masks I made do not have pipe cleaners in them.. ,, but next time I make a trip to Walmart, I will see if they have any pipe cleaners in the Craft & sewing section.. oh, and 1/4" elastic as well...


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1230 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1230 Posts

Posted - May 19 2020 :  8:06:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like my mask better without the pipe cleaner and I like the round elastic better than the ˝ inch stuff; it's softer. I had to buy a hugh spool of it. PM me your address and I'll mail you some.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4150 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4150 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  1:24:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, that is adorable! You could even make different colored lips so you can change your lipstick to match your outfit!

Krista
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

958 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
958 Posts

Posted - May 20 2020 :  8:12:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think a cat mouth with whiskers or a Winnie the Pooh face. A rose in the teeth face. Oh, I could come up with tons of ideas but I don't embroider that well.

TW

When life gives you more than you can stand.....kneel !
Grateful, Thankful and Blessed!


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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1399 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1399 Posts

Posted - May 21 2020 :  04:38:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or you could attach a mustache for gentlemen.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
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MrsMath
True Blue Farmgirl

76 Posts

Jessie
Shiloh NJ
USA
76 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  11:09:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These are so cute!
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1230 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1230 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  12:00:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the cat mouth idea! That would be really cute with some cat ears, too.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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cowgirlup@21
Farmgirl in Training

15 Posts

Darla
Hadashville Manitoba
Canada
15 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  12:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Here is a mask pattern that I have found.

Cheers!!
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1230 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1230 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  12:06:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At first I really liked that pattern but thinking about it later made me wonder if having a seam right infant of your nose and mouth is really a good idea....

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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cowgirlup@21
Farmgirl in Training

15 Posts

Darla
Hadashville Manitoba
Canada
15 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  12:11:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it because it sits firml;y on your face and it is more stable than the other template. It also looks like it would be easier to breath through.
An individual preferance.

Cheers!!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14173 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14173 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  1:09:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I actually have made both,, and like both equally.. so I wear which ever one matches my mood or outfit! lol!
That being said, hubby likes the curved one better.. but he is a boy, so he doesn't count! lolol!



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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4895 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4895 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  2:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, I love that mask with the pink lips!! It is just hilarious and wonderful bit of humor.. I bet everyone who sees you wearing it breaks into a smile!! Happy therapy wile being safe in a pandemic! I call that Farmgirl Genius!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14173 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14173 Posts

Posted - May 27 2020 :  3:50:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanx Peggy,, I figure we can all use a good laugh!
RTG... yep,, a good laugh for sure...doth the soul good!
>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on May 28 2020 9:47:14 PM
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

145 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
145 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2020 :  12:35:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Grace (and everyone) . . .
I am at 300+ masks now and have come up with some shortcuts and tips. I just got an order of pipe cleaners -- they work OK but I prefer using pieces of wire raided from hubby's shop. Bailing wire, etc. Cut a 6"piece and fold and crimp the edges so the wire doesn't tear the fabric. The wire holds it's shape better than the pipe cleaner. I make both the pleated and Olson style masks. I have found most people like the pleated ones best. My pattern has a pocket for an additional filter insert which is nice. I have embroidered on the curved Olson ones by doing the embroidery first and then cutting the piece out. I like the flat very narrow (1/8"?) elastic as it is softer on the ears and easily lays in the trough when you sew on the side binding strips. That way you don't have to do the pulling through the channel thing when the mask is done. I just tie the elastic ends loosely and leave them on the outside. That way the user can retie to fit and then pull the knot through the binding channel. Does any of this make sense? Keep making masks sisters . . . . I don't think this madness is over . . .
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14173 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14173 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2020 :  4:39:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was in the Bank last week, and the counter clerk had this holding her mask...

remember the "Barrel of Monkey" game? well she used one of the monkey pieces to keep the elastic off her ears..


I happen to have a couple,, I use them as plant pot deco hangers... I may have to steal one off the flower pot and use for my mask!!!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1230 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1230 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2020 :  5:18:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First the buttons, now monkeys. I love the innovations.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4332 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
4332 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2020 :  6:49:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those masks are so cute Grace.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
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