Fabric needed:Cut 1x main piece 10in tall X 5.5in wide
Cut 2x ear straps in 10in X 1.5in (See note at step 4 regarding width)
Cut 2x lining strips about 4in x 2in
You’ll need about 16in elastic per instruction number 6
1 - Fold right sides together and sew short ends together using ¼ in seam allowance
Some of you will be sighing relief and the rest of you will probably be gawking at the picture a bit longer working out what I’m talking about LOL
4 - Set aside the main piece for now. Fold ear straps right sides together (RST) and sew long edge using ¼ in seam allowance
NOTE: I use a thin bodkin to turn through my straps, but if your loop turner is ½ inch wide adjust the size of your straps to accommodate).
My bodkin is from the cheap/dollar store haberdashery section and I wouldn’t be caught without it
My Jamberry nails design is called Sweet nothing
I started at 5.5in as in the picture above but it was a bit tight per below LOL
(1) make sure you’re basting the ear straps to the front side (or you’ll have an unsightly seam across the front of the mask, but I bet it will bother the kids less than it would bother you)
(2) you want the pleated edge to measure roughly 2 inches at the end of sewing this step
Below is an image of the back at this stage:
As long as you have more than ¼ inch around the back it will be fine. That’s why I am approximate with the measurements of this bit – use a scrap. Bear with me this is going to work, promise!
Sorry I don't know how to change the orientation of my pictures!
Try to tuck the shape of it inwards a little (so you can’t see it from the front of the mask)
This is why there’s so much excess on my “lining strip”.
See two photos following:
my cheeky girl
Hayley Marotta commented on my facebook post to say “You should totally add a scrub cap to complete the look” so guess what I’m up to tomorrow!?!
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