Not a skirt

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Not a skirt

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With the Corona Virus on everybody's mind, I wanted to do some preparation. If the quarantine rules are getting stricter, I wanted to know how easy it is to make your own face mask. I checked the Internet and found a lot of tutorials. Being an engineer, I have the urge to improve things so I combined a few methods and gave it a try. I have the technology so why not?
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I took some scraps and made three 7" by 9" pieces from lightweight denim and the lining of an old curtain. Also two pieces of 7" of elastic band.
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This is the lay-out. The elastic bands go between the pieces of denim.
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An opening is left to pull the inside out. De elastic bands are double stitched.
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The inside is pulled out. After a first ironing, the folds are ironed in. After ironing, the edges are stitched to keep the folds in. The mask is ready for use.
The mask feels a little bulky so with the next one I will skip the liner.

It is a somewhat loose fit but comfortable to wear for long periods. I don't post a picture of me wearing the mask. It will give me at least 10 years of hard labor. ;)
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