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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Looking for MASKS?

You've come to the right place!

I'm not looking to make this some kind of major endeavor, but you've come in contact (either personally or virtually) with one of my masks and here's the lowdown (will be updated as I get more info)

Firstly, I need to point out that I'm not a professional seamstress!  It's one of my crafty hobbies so the mask wont be absolutely perfect, BUT it will be made with love (or at the very least with no cussing!).

Please also keep in mind that my masks are made on a domestic sewing machine.  I try to make them as sturdy as I can, but it's not possible to achieve the same result as commercial equipment

Here's the link to the section on MASKS on the DHHS website



What kind of masks are you selling and how much?

I make two kinds:

Pocket Mask $8

Has an opening to insert an optional "filter".  If you're considering this kind please read the info on filters further down.  It also has a "slot" for an optional and removable nose wire.  I include a wire with each type of mask of this kind, but not a filter.

Regular Mask $5

Has pleats like the one above, but no filter pocket or nose wire slot.  Two layers of fabric stitched closed

You have the choice of elastic ear loops or loose ties with either style.


What about delivery?

You can either have it delivered at your expense by Australia Post (Can be sent as a letter/large letter, tracked letter or express.  Will depend a bit on how many you order)
OR contact free pick up from Sunbury (3429)


Is it one size fits all?

Nope.  I'm still figuring out how many "sizes" I need to have to fit most faces, but I should be able to at least give you some rough dimensions.  If in doubt I'd make the elastic a bit longer so you can tie a knot to make it smaller or use one of the many "ear saving" type devices on the market at the present time.  I may be able to help you in that area too, but not certain as yet.


What's this about filters?

Filters add extra layers and extra protection.  Please please don't cut up vacuum cleaner bags for this purpose.  Not only is it expensive since they should be thrown away after each use, but many vacuum bags are made of glass microfibres.  Definitely not what you want to be breathing in!

I use a dried out baby wipe folded in half.  The material is tightly woven and different to the fabric of the masks as recommended by DHHS.  If a double layer feels like too much, then just cut the wipe in half.  Just remember to discard after each use and wash the mask after each use.

Also remove the nose wire prior to washing mask and sanitize before reinserting!!

I'll have some fabric choices up as I can.  Some fabrics I have in large quantities and other I have enough for just 1-2 masks, but I have a lot of choices and many of similar style.  It'll be first come first served for the moment (unless I get a more elegant technical solution to the sales process) so drop me an email at
alex@pinkcraftymama.com
and if you are after something in particular or even a particular style please ask!  I might well have something that just hasn't been photographed yet.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be updating as soon and often as I can.

Love, and STAY SAFE, MELBOURNE!

 

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, great material for these great masks.
    Take care
    Faith x

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