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linda2671 04-03-2020 02:29 PM

DH says he WILL wear a mask to work.
When he works at Chick Fil a, he usually has been directing traffic since they are only doing drive-through or take-out. I never thought he would wear a mask. Today he said he will wear one. I saw online that you can use vacuum cleaner bags covered in fabric to make them a little stronger against the virus getting in. I really don't know if thatís true, or if itís more empty talk, but Iím going to see if I can make a few masks. Does anybody have any other good ideas for masks?

marguerite2 04-03-2020 02:32 PM

This thread has some links on how to make cloth masks.

Here's another version. Nice and easy.

1956BD 04-03-2020 02:37 PM

Shield instead of mask?

I ordered these so the virus can'''t get in my eyes as well as my mouth and nose. But still may wear a mask as well.

elspeech 04-03-2020 03:08 PM

From what I understand if you use filters you want to use those label HEPA.

anna 04-03-2020 03:15 PM

A vacuum cleaner bag does not give enough oxygen to the user. Look for the no sew face mask using a cotton blend tshirt. I shared a link yesterday.

Haley23 04-03-2020 05:38 PM

I was just watching a news story about homemade masks. Like the pp said, they said vacuum cleaner bags aren't actually a good choice because they don't allow you to breathe well enough through them.

KeyKid 04-03-2020 06:30 PM

Home-made masks
I found a pattern that I like. I happen to have fabric from sheets leftover from making my own weighted blanket covers. So, I'm using different sheets for the outside and inside. The first one I made, I also used fusible interfacing on one layer. Once made, I wore it almost an hour and I was having a LOT of trouble breathing. It just didn't allow the air through. I've just been using the two layers of sheet fabric (cotton) for mine. Rather than elastic (since I didn't have any of the very thin kind), I chose a pattern where I cut a 1 3/4" wide strip 41" long, folded in half (pressed), opened and folded each edge toward the center (not quite) and pressed, then folded in half again. It's non-bias tape. I binds the top and bottom edges and also serves as ties.

linda2671 04-03-2020 06:54 PM

Thank you
I appreciate your responses.

Zephie 04-03-2020 08:15 PM

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I just made this one using a few YouTube videos and picking and choosing design ideas. I sent a pick to my friend who is requesting them for her ambulance crew.

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