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    Men’s masks

    Anyone know is there a different size for men’s masks or shall I do only 2 pleats instead of 3 will that make a soft. Pls help I’m making for our community of Hawaii n/c of course. I can’t believe people are charging $20 for 2 OMG. MAHALO
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    #2
    I would think they use the same size. Just use more manly fabrics. They don’t want flowers or pastels

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    • AlohaSandy
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      That’s a given lol

    #3
    I was making some but can’t find elastic anywhere now.

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    • bubba
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      They prefer them without the elastic anyway. The elastic rubs sores behind their ears due to the extended periods of time they are having to wear them. All the ones I make have ties, made from bias tape I make to match the masks.

      When I make them for men, I use Seahawks fabric, as I have a lot of it. For every eight masks I make, two of them are Seahawks and the other six are more ladylike.

    #4
    Originally posted by cjsews View Post
    I was making some but can’t find elastic anywhere now.
    Shabby Fabrics has elastic specifically for mask makers. They do limit the yards per customer though.

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      #5
      I used Jenny's tutorial for my own mask. IMO, the 6" wide (top to bottom) was too narrow, so I made mine 7". I put only 1 fold in mine. The elastic measurement she gave was too long. I had to use less for my face & ears. I would think a man's mask would need to be bigger. If a person uses ties, it will fit better. It can be adjusted to comfort.

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        #6
        I work in a hospital. The commercially made surgical masks are all the same size, whether for men or women.

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          #7
          My mom was making masks for my dad, and she had to increase the size a bit since my dad has a wide face. The standard mask size is one-size-fits-most, not all.

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            #8
            My husband asked me to make his big enough to cover his beard. So I made his 9 X 8 instead of 9 X 6.

            On another note, how do you breathe!? I feel like I'm suffocating when I wear mine. Any ideas? Plus my glasses fog up. And I did put a folded pipe cleaner across the top and adjusted it to my nose. Glasses still fog up.
            Vonnie

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              #9
              Vonnie, I agree - how do you breath. My glasses fog up also. My friend sent me this pattern as I was not happy with the "standard" . I didn't like how they fit me and figured if I didn't like it, why would someone else. (Does that make sense) Anyway - here is the site - she has 4 sizes (men, women, children, younger children) The first one took me a little while, but it wasn't hard. Each one got a little easier and faster. www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern
              Also - gives you options for how they are worn - elastic or ties.

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                #10
                Originally posted by Patsquilting View Post
                Vonnie, I agree - how do you breath. My glasses fog up also. My friend sent me this pattern as I was not happy with the "standard" . I didn't like how they fit me and figured if I didn't like it, why would someone else. (Does that make sense) Anyway - here is the site - she has 4 sizes (men, women, children, younger children) The first one took me a little while, but it wasn't hard. Each one got a little easier and faster. www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern
                Also - gives you options for how they are worn - elastic or ties.
                Thank you! I will give these a try.
                Vonnie

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                  #11
                  Check out LeahDay/masks on Youtube. She has a great tutorial and pattern for adults and a childrens pattern. You can use elastic or ties (which are prefered). She uses a 9 by 15 piece of fabric with a opening in the back for a filter fabric. The masks have three pleats that expand to the correct size. They sew up really fast . There is also a option of using a pipecleaner for the nose if wanted.

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