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Face coverings

(13 Posts)
Nansypansy Tue 12-May-20 08:23:01

I have been keeping busy making face coverings but I’m not allowed to sell them on social media. I really don’t understand why especially now the government has made it clear that they could be useful so long as medical masks are not taken away from the NHS. So it’s had to be word of mouth.

Bridgeit Tue 12-May-20 10:17:42

Just a thought , Perhaps you would be held accountable IF a person wore one of your face coverings but still contracted the Coronavirus .

Firecracker123 Tue 12-May-20 10:21:42

Sell them on Ebay they are already selling homemade ones on there.

Teetime Tue 12-May-20 10:46:51

I bought some on Etsy - they look homemade.

Rosalyn69 Tue 12-May-20 11:33:23

Like Teetime I bought a pink floral number on Etsy.

MiniMoon Tue 12-May-20 11:44:23

My crochet face mask with filter pocket. I don't know if I will actually use it, as we have some proper ones in the house, which were supplied to DH where he works.

rubysong Tue 12-May-20 12:55:15

They are meant to prevent other people catching it from the wearer, not the other way round. I have been making them for a local group and they have a disclaimer with them explaining this.

rubysong Tue 12-May-20 13:05:06

There is a really easy way to make masks from an old long sleeved t shirt. Cut off just above the hem so you have a circle about an inch and a half. Trim off one of the seams and put this strip around your neck with the loose ends hanging down the front. Cut across the top of one of the sleeves then cut that sleeve across about six inches down so you have a six inch tube. Put the two hanging down ends through the tube and pull them, flipping the tube up over your mouth and nose. Tie the loose ends behind your head, above your ears. Adjust the mask, pulling it down over your chin, to make a good cover for mouth and nose. I made two they are easy and comfortable. I hope this makes sense. I saw it on Facebook.

heath480 Tue 12-May-20 13:07:25

I ordered one from Etsy,all profit going to NHS, £4 with postage.

annodomini Tue 12-May-20 13:13:27

rubysong, that sounds quite practicable for a non-crafty person like me. I will now rummage among the redundant garments waiting to go to charity shops when the lock-down ends.

FarNorth Tue 12-May-20 13:28:57

A few different ways to make masks, here :

(Sewing isn't essential)

merlotgran Tue 12-May-20 13:31:26

In the not too distant future will people be booking in for cosmetic surgery to have their ears pinned back to where they should be?? grin

Squiffy Tue 12-May-20 13:53:40

Merlot grin grin