This mask from Pattern Union is really comfy and so easy to make. It’s also free on their website (they give the coupon code there https://www.patternunion.com.au/product-page/non-surgical-face-mask). You can make it from neoprene or scuba. Mine is a thick neoprene which has sponginess sandwiched between two layers. There is no lining and just one quick seam. You sew the strap on one side and a button on the other.
Child, adult and large adult sizes
The pattern comes in child, adult and large adult. I chose large adult and I like it because there is some space separating the mask on the inside – although there is a good seal around the edge. I needed to shorten the strap by about 2.5”.
You can vary strap for different sizes and fabrics
I made the same size for my husband who has a large head! I didn’t need to shorten his strap.
I really like the button because I’m always fumbling trying to remember which way is up for masks. For this one I put the button on the right-hand side and then I know it is the right way up.
Great if you wear hearing aids
This type of strap has the added benefit for me because I already wear glasses and hearing aids so I really don’t need anything else behind my ears.
Oh and I’m wearing an LB Pullover from Paper Theory; and Sculthorpe Pants from Muna and Broad.
And that ‘necklace’ – it’s a thread snippers on elastic. Leila from Muna and Broad mentioned she did this and I straight copy-catted her. It’s a game changer folks – no longer constantly searching for one of my half-dozen thread snippers. And I promise I don’t run when wearing it and take it off before leaving the sewing room!