Like many of my fellow crafters, I spent an entire week of April 2020 making masks for my family and friends. In a time when I feel helpless and like the world is spinning out of control, I found a way to use my sewing skills to help my local community. I shared the pattern for this project with the members of my Studio Davina FaceBook group. Several folks asked for directions and so I put together this .pdf which also includes the printable pattern on the last page.
This shaped mask, which my dance buddy and co-author Sara Shrapnell called the “Axe Head” pattern, is a ladies large. My other co-author, photographer and troupe mate Alisha offered to model one for the selfie above. This is a lined mask with loops to wear behind the ears. These are for wear in this time of sheltering in place. Masks have suddenly become essential shopping trips at the grocery or for fitness walks. I recommend making this from 100% cotton with 1/4″ elastic. If you would like to see the directions click on the photo above to download the printable .pdf.
There are many different patterns and directions available all over the internet. Feel free to use this pattern to make as few or many as you need. If you take any photos or selfies and share them on Facebook or Instagram, be sure to tag me! I would love to see your quarantine couture!