NEW! TIE DYE poly/cotton FACE MASK
Masks available! Place your orders now.
Assorted styles available. Please choose the style, or the style you get will be a surprise!
printed mask with PM2.5 filter layer
polyester/cotton -- should not be ironed on a hot setting because the polyester in the poly/cotton has a lower melting point. Beware. Light heat setting for a minimal amount of time is acceptable.
I love to sew, but I can make only a few a day. But, I can get these much faster and they can be on your face to protect you sooner rather than later. These masks come from the same manufacturer that makes Irresistible Leggings and I expect them to be just as comfy!
There will be a day when we will slowiy get back into the work space. We will have a new wave of Covid cases as each one of us is exposed to the virus. We don't have a vaccine, so building an immunity is the only other alternative. Be careful not to over expose yourself to the virus unncessarily. Use masks, wash your hands frequently.
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The best overall materials for DIY face masks
Based on a combination of breathability and filtration effectiveness, the study recommended denim, bed sheets (80-120 thread count), paper towels, canvas (0.4-0.5mm thick) and shop towels for homemade masks.
Keep in mind, however, that paper towels are not washable or reusable.
The 0.4-0.5mm thick canvas material ranked as being easier to breathe through than a surgical mask, while still performing fairly well at filtering particles. But if thick fabrics aren’t available to you, the study’s data showed that 100% cotton T-shirts, layered up, are also still effective options for homemade masks. (More on this below.)
In general, natural materials are a better option than synthetic ones. Because synthetic fibers (like polyester) tend to be smooth, they don’t filter out particles as well as the rougher texture of natural fibers (like 100% cotton).