Boo! It’s the batik bandit. 🙂
This week my friend Sue and I had our first virtual craft session. Sue made some gorgeous Easter bunnies and we were in need of masks so I had a go at those. We allowed ourselves an hour and a half and by the time we’d chatted and done some sewing it was definitely not long enough so it’s 2 ½ hours this week.
I’m making compost on the farm so wanted a face mask to reduce risk of breathing in any nasties and figured these might be handy with the pandemic taking hold in Australia now too.
This project was inspired by the newsletter I get from Mayra at So Sew Easy which had a section of patterns for masks here. The one I tried is from Lisa Carolina‘s post using a pattern from craftpassion.com pattern and instructions. I used regular elastic rather than hair bands and found if I cut elastic 10″ long it got trimmed back to about 8″ – we must have big heads in our house. If you look closely at the first picture here you’ll see we tried adding a pinch at the nose and position the lower elastic about an inch from the lower edge too, this was to try to stop glasses/goggles fogging up.
The virtual crafting worked really well, we connected in to our videoconference, chatted for half an hour, talking about our projects and how we could do them. Disconnected, sewed for about an hour, then reconnected at the end to share what we’d done. We had the lovely chats you do when crafting together, helped each other along the way and made sure we were all staying safely at home as well. Definitely worth a try with Zoom or Google Hangouts or FaceTime or whatever your video call app of choice is. Let us know if you give it a go too.
Update on how our masks went when we tried them next time.