IMPORTANT: I am one person doing all of this and usually make customers wait 3-4 weeks for orders to be shipped so that I have time to sew, but for these mask orders I am getting each one out by-at the latest-a week after it’s placed. Please bear with me! I am also concurrently making as many masks to donate as I am selling here, so I have a lot on my plate with these. If you want masks at a faster rate than that, plenty of other places are selling them in situations where they are manufactured and not handmade by the designer like it is here.
UPDATE 5/01: I have mostly run out of scraps/random pieces of fabric I’ve had stashed away, so I’ve had to start sourcing materials for these in earnest. Trying my best to support local/small operations around the LA area in doing so, however!
My initial mask style will still be available for the time being--but I am beginning to run low on the soft thin elastic that I need to make those (and the places that I'd look for it are all closed indefinitely...), so they probably won't be online forever.
Hoping that this classic tie-back style design will address the needs of those seeking a highly adjustable mask-fit, as I know that my other ones are ideal for some heads but less ideal for others.
A key added feature with these is that they have a pipe-cleaner sewn into the top edge, making them able to mold better to the shape of one's nose. I've found that this helps quite a bit in lessening glasses fog!
While the fabric has many color options, the elastic strap options are (for now): either turquoise or white.
Copy/paste from the other mask page:
The fabric I'm making these out of is the same type of fabric I use to make my lingerie/bodywear items: two layers of a soft light-to-mid weight organic cotton spandex, finished with lightweight elastic around the edges. Please note: the color possibilities are always in flux because I'm using scraps and random yardage from my unused jersey fabric stash, so if you are looking for a certain color I can't quite guarantee it -BUT- please leave me a note at checkout with a few preferred colors--I'm sure I'll have at least one of them available!
Another important detail is that these are of course not on the level of N95s--I am just improvising with what I have on hand, which will provide a good amount of protection for wear in average day-to-day life (i.e. going to the grocery store) but it's not foolproof--I can't guarantee anything! But it is my understanding that wearing any sort of protection helps; I'm trying to help somehow and be green while doing it. I've read a bunch online, and cotton jersey is lauded as one of the very best options for homemade masks--it is a good balance of blocking tiny particles while still being fairly breathable. Some good info on that here: