Monday, 2 August 2021

help please.....

Hi all...... I've been busy..... Quick trip away to see my family...... I'll see if I can get a few pics together......
Guess who got a breath of life.....I took Lucy on holidays with me and she did get to hop out......
I'll take some pics on the weekend if I remember......

What I need help with is does anyone have a face mask pattern that suits glasses better...... Any tips on making them would be appreciated......
I'm sure we need them for quite some time yet given the crap going on in Sydney...... Which might I add is 600km away but you never know what idiot thinks they need to go for a drive into the country......
Anyway I know there's probably plenty of patterns out there but I'm sure some of your have it nailed given you have had to do the mask thing for much longer then me......
Thanks in advance.....
You can email me here chookyblue2@gmail.com
Stay safe.....
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue....  

17 comments:

  1. Janice sent me a fantastic mask pattern. Good for specs it says....
    I'll email the linky for you.

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  2. I only made the straight rectangle mask. I did put a pipe cleaner in the top seam so I could shape over the nose better. It has helped.

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  3. I was going to send you the link to the one I’m trying, but it looks like Lou is all over it. The secret i have found, even with the disposable ones, is to have the nose wire nice a tight over you nose and tuck the top of the mask just under the bottom of your glasses. That’s been working for me.

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  4. I'm with Jo. I have used a number of different patterns but the only thing that worked was to put run wire through the top channel to allow for pinching it over the nose. I saved my plastic covered wires from produce wrappers and they worked great. As Jo said a pipe cleaner would do nicely too. I thought I had stopped months ago at 100 masks, but it looks like we may be in for more merriment now as well. Good grief!

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  5. One thing I did was use the surgical masks as liners. They have the nose wire and the ear loops already built in, just covered them with some fabric for additional protection. I was focused on protecting myself first.

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  6. Great to hear you managed to get away to see family! And nice that Lucy got an outing too.

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  7. lovely you got away for a bit of a break and Lucy got some play time..... I've made lots of masks but not with wire... useless for glasses really...
    Hugz

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  8. 'morning Chookie, The face mask I used I googled and found one for using when wearing glasses
    and found it the very best. As I need to wear glasses for driving I keep it on hand in the car, wash it after use and back in the car again. Must make more.I think it was called no fog face mask. But try googling and it should come up.
    Good Luck -from QLD

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  9. I've made these ones lots and they seem to work okay for glasses as they sit well up the top of the nose. I just make the large ones for adults and medium for kids. http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2020/04/mask-tutorial.html

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  10. Womderful uoi got to go and see family and good to see Lucy had an outing.

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  11. Yay, so nice to spend time with Lucy ;) My glasses fog up too. I did find one tutorial on youtube that I adapted a bit and it works well.. if none of the others mentioned work for you, let me know xx

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  12. Great you got to visit family and take Lucy along.
    Hope you got a good mask pattern.

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  13. Nice to visit family - we are hoping it may soon be possible for us to visit UK without quarantining - will probably be on the first ferry out lol. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Lucy. xx

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  14. Wiping your glasses with NO FOG wipes works well too. Available from supermarkets... but must say NO FOG as some are just clean wipes. I wish you luck...xox

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  15. I use this pattern by Dhurata Davies. I wear glasses and do get a little fogging at times, but not much. I think a nose wire to keep the mask snug helps a lot. At first I used floral wire for the nose, now I have aluminum nose pieces bought on Amazon. Since we have the Delta variant raging now I just made some new masks with ear elastic with adjustable bead things, from Amazon as well. I make size L for me, M for my 8 yr old grandson, and made an XL for Liam by adding 3/4" to the pattern between the nose and chin. Over the last 18 months I've probably made almost 100 masks for extended family. Some like ear elastic, some like t-shirt yarn ties, and some like elastic around the head. Since even vaccinated people are getting sick I won't give up wearing masks. Hope you stay safe!

    https://dhuratadavies.com/blogs/things-i-make-and-do/free-face-mask-pattern-and-tutorial?_pos=1&_sid=2dfa5d12a&_ss=r

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  16. Sorry I can't help you. If glasses fogging uo is the problem you can buy special anti fog wipes. Good luck.

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  17. Glad you managed to get away, and they must have let you back into NSW! Sorry havent got an answer re the masks as I have not made any either, hoping it would not be needed. But we are into it now, and I don't manage them well, so thinking I should be making a very loose one that I can breathe in.

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