There are plenty of excellent mask-making patterns to choose from online. Our best advice is to select a mask that has a good fit for you. Simply put – the less face leakage, the fewer holes around the breathing area, the better the protection.
Here, we provide an example of a hand-made mask: it tightens-up around the side of the face, it also features a pouch for holding filter material. We took the decision to create this mask, as it doesn’t have any stitching in the front breathing area. Holes made from stitches are actually quite big entry-points for tiny airborne microbial and inert particles.
We also tried to provide a mask design with the least amount of shape cutting, folding and stitching. If you’re not confident in your sewing abilities or are pushed for time, we think that this design is for you. We have been cutting, sewing, and wearing different designs, we like this one very much. It is exceptionally comfortable for a tight-fighting mask and we think, easy for beginners to make, as well as experienced individuals.
Finally apologies for the dry-looking hands (in the video below), there’s been a significant amount of hand-washing going on of late!