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Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« on: July 27, 2020, 08:49:50 PM »
So, being an ex-Victorian (is there such a thing?) I have a lot of friends and family affected by this whole lockdown thing, who were caught out trying to source face masks. Some told me they'd had to resort to paying $20-$50 per mask... which I thought was pretty crazy! So, having had a lazy weekend at home on the cards, I spent my Sunday arvo smashing out as many masks as I could sew from fabric I had on hand. While I'd love to extend that offer to Swaggers, all the masks I made were accounted for just overnight. :o

So I decided I'd do the next best thing - share the pattern I created/adapted, as I've had a few people ask for it already on Facebook... Having worked in a job where it certainly wasn't uncommon for me to spend a fair bit of time in a surgical mask, I had pretty strong ideas about how a mask should fit, and how comfortable it should be. So I set about modifying other patterns out there on the interweb to suit my "requirements".

If you're keen to make masks for yourself, to help out others, or know someone who can make them... by all means share this pattern. It is designed to be printed at home on A4 paper. All I ask is that no one profits from the masks - that isn't in the spirit of things, now, is it?



Download here: http://www.bulldustandbackroads.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fitted-Face-Mask-Pattern.pdf

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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 08:37:42 AM »
Its sad that in times of need parasites prey on society. Pity everyone doesnt have Trinity's spirit. A big thumbs up to you.





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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 10:54:40 AM »
So, being an ex-Victorian (is there such a thing?) I have a lot of friends and family affected by this whole lockdown thing, who were caught out trying to source face masks. Some told me they'd had to resort to paying $20-$50 per mask... which I thought was pretty crazy! So, having had a lazy weekend at home on the cards, I spent my Sunday arvo smashing out as many masks as I could sew from fabric I had on hand. While I'd love to extend that offer to Swaggers, all the masks I made were accounted for just overnight. :o

So I decided I'd do the next best thing - share the pattern I created/adapted, as I've had a few people ask for it already on Facebook... Having worked in a job where it certainly wasn't uncommon for me to spend a fair bit of time in a surgical mask, I had pretty strong ideas about how a mask should fit, and how comfortable it should be. So I set about modifying other patterns out there on the interweb to suit my "requirements".

If you're keen to make masks for yourself, to help out others, or know someone who can make them... by all means share this pattern. It is designed to be printed at home on A4 paper. All I ask is that no one profits from the masks - that isn't in the spirit of things, now, is it?



Download here: http://www.bulldustandbackroads.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fitted-Face-Mask-Pattern.pdf

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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 11:40:46 AM »
So, being an ex-Victorian (is there such a thing?) I have a lot of friends and family affected by this whole lockdown thing, who were caught out trying to source face masks. Some told me they'd had to resort to paying $20-$50 per mask... which I thought was pretty crazy! So, having had a lazy weekend at home on the cards, I spent my Sunday arvo smashing out as many masks as I could sew from fabric I had on hand. While I'd love to extend that offer to Swaggers, all the masks I made were accounted for just overnight. :o

So I decided I'd do the next best thing - share the pattern I created/adapted, as I've had a few people ask for it already on Facebook... Having worked in a job where it certainly wasn't uncommon for me to spend a fair bit of time in a surgical mask, I had pretty strong ideas about how a mask should fit, and how comfortable it should be. So I set about modifying other patterns out there on the interweb to suit my "requirements".

If you're keen to make masks for yourself, to help out others, or know someone who can make them... by all means share this pattern. It is designed to be printed at home on A4 paper. All I ask is that no one profits from the masks - that isn't in the spirit of things, now, is it?



Download here: http://www.bulldustandbackroads.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fitted-Face-Mask-Pattern.pdf


Your URL isn't working. But thanks very much for your efforts... fixed it below.

http://www.bulldustandbackroads.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fitted-Face-Mask-Pattern.pdf
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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 07:49:57 PM »
Excellent pattern but I would suggest adding the extra layers and in the types of material as recommended by DHHS Vic:




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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 08:36:36 PM »
Excellent pattern but I would suggest adding the extra layers and in the types of material as recommended by DHHS Vic:
These are designed to be used with filters so the extra layers can easily be incorporated without necessarily sewing them in. I’m over 20 masks into making these to give to friends and family for free so I need them to be quick to knock up and not cost me much if it’s to be sustainable giving them away...  it’s all a compromise.

I know they’re not perfect, but it’s a lot better than using nothing, or a fishing scarf thing over your face as some I know have had to resort to because they can’t get anything better.
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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 08:37:52 PM »
Your URL isn't working. But thanks very much for your efforts... fixed it below.

http://www.bulldustandbackroads.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fitted-Face-Mask-Pattern.pdf

Thanks for that. No idea what the URL did... it looked ok when I checked the preview... or so I thought!! I appreciate you reposting it.
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Re: Face masks for Victorians and anyone else in need...
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 12:11:39 AM »
Another ex Vic that still is a Vic living in Qld says Thankyou
Looks like we will be having to wear masks here in Jimboomba thanks to those stupid girls bringing Covid back from down south.


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