This is a pleated fabric face mask with cotton fabric on each side and elastic ear loops. This will NOT protect you from the COVID-19 coronavirus or prevent or cure any other diseases or allergies. Masks do not have filter pocket or nose wire. If you need a filter pocket please message me prior to ordering.
This fabric face mask is 100% handmade with two layers of high quality cotton fabric, washable and reusable. Masks will be made with different fabrics on each side so that if you take the mask off and need to put it back on prior to washing, you will know which side was against your face. For further protection you can pin a small safety pin on one side and move it, as needed, to indicate inner and outer fabric while wearing. Due to the number of mask orders coming in, most masks will have a solid on one side so that patterned fabric can be used for multiple masks.
It is not recommended to wear fabric masks for more then two hours at a time as they can get wet from breathing. If it gets wet, it should be changed and dried. If you will need to wear a mask for an extended period of time, I recommend ordering more than one so you can switch them out.
Recommended uses: while grooming pets, working at or visiting nail salons, during air, bus or train travel, cleaning and dusting, gardening, or using any materials (wood, cloth, faux fur, etc.) that may cause excess dust. They can also be helpful to protect from environmental dust, mold, pet hair, smog, winter weather, and more.
Three sizes available: Small (fits a young child), Medium (fits teen/young adult as well as petite adults), Large (this is the standard size being made by most sewists). Example of sizes shown together in photo with Auburn, Minecraft & UGA fabric.
Finished sizes are approximately:
- Small 6.25″ wide by 3″ pleated – 4 inches when pleats are expanded (elastics are cut 6″ to create loops)
- Medium 7.25″ wide by 3″ pleated – 4.5 inches when pleats are expanded (elastics are cut 6″ to create loops)
- Large 8.25″ wide by 3″ pleated – 5 inches when pleats are expanded (elastics are cut 7″ to create loops)
Reminder each mask is hand cut and sewn on the machine so the finished sizes may vary slightly within 1/4 inch. You may request longer elastic in the note section at checkout.
All fabrics I use are brand new. In order to try and prevent color bleed, I will pre-wash the masks with a color catcher prior to shipping/delivery in gentle detergent such as All Clear or Seventh Generation. For your own well-being, I still recommend that you wash with your preferred detergent prior to first use.
Fabric masks are washable. If washing in a machine, I suggest putting them in a mesh laundry bag or a pillow case tied closed to keep the elastic from getting stuck and twisted around other items or inside the machine. Hand washing is recommended.
IMPORTANT: For sanitary reasons, all sales are final and masks cannot be returned.
Your purchase allows me to donate to healthcare providers and essential workers. Thank you for helping me outfit those who are working hard to keep us safe as well as all essential workers who are stocking store shelves, working the registers, providing food, and keeping buildings clean.