I imprinted the design “Inscrutable Patterns” onto unbleached cotton muslin using a fabric transfer for the patterned layer and used unbleached cotton muslin for the lining, which forms a pocket. Mask is made with elastic ear loops and also comes with 24″ cloth ties.
I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The commercial quality fabric transfer gives the fabric a little extra density to block droplets, and body so it holds its shape where you want it. I insert a piece of lightweight wire along the top edge so you can bend it over the bridge of your nose for a tighter seal, and also to keep the condensation off your glasses. Here’s me wearing my own personal “Inscrutable Cats” face mask.
Each mask is also lined with fresh cotton muslin, with the top seam left open to form a pocket so you can slip in another layer or two of materials for extra blocking like a folded paper towel or coffee filter, or a folded piece of tissue paper.
I add elastic ear bands and also provide 24″ cotton ties if that works better for you. Masks are fully washable.
After adding the elastic I wash the masks in the washer and dry in the dryer, and handle them with gloves to package them in plastic bags to eliminate further handling.
About the artwork
This pattern is based on one of my daily cat sketches I titled “Inscrutable”. Read about the pattern here.
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