ScrapHappy April 2020: Face Time


Optimistically, it says “Man” on the pattern…

Ah, another “soft” ScrapHappy – I promise I’ll be all power tools and hammers next time*! The Snail found an “easy” pattern for face masks on t’interweb and, like the fool I am, I said I would have a go at making my own. AND there were scraps of material left from my first sewing exploit (see here for, frankly, way too many details), making it a perfect subject for a ScrapHappy post…

Hover over the pictures for the captions, by the way (like you didn’t already know that). I cut things out, only one of them incorrectly. There are three layers – an outer, an inner (both regular material) and a middle bit made of vilene, which is ironed onto one of the other layers and acts as a filter. Now for the sewing bit… I fired up the trusty Singer and, with huge amounts of guidance from The Snail, managed to make a face mask (well two in fact)!

It wasn’t easy easy, but it wasn’t too bad either. The top stitching was difficult as it was really hard to see the seam and therefore the path of the stitches, but I managed that with minimal swearing. I found using the Singer much easier than before, so I guess I am becoming used to it!

You can read The Snail’s take on this project here.


A distinct improvement to my face!


* Depends, but next month’s might be a bit electronicky…

These ScrapHappy posts are curated by Kate, who provides links to other (mostly sewing) ScrapHappy bloggers at Tall Tales from Chiconia on the fifteenth of every month. I have sneaked a non-fabric-based ScrapHappy in when no one was looking!

Lots of other happy scrappers contribute too, so check them out: KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon (me), HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie and Bekki

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9 thoughts on “ScrapHappy April 2020: Face Time

  1. Now you’re better protected when you venture out in the big, bad world! Well done!

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  2. I see you have reverted to summer plumage, which must make mask-fitting a whole lot easier. The winter beardage would have pushed the mask off your face, all a bit counter-productive. Well done on achieving an extremely respectable result on what can be a fiddly little piece of kit to make, especially the top-stitching.

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    • I went to summer plumage slightly ahead of the curve – it’s when the temperatures in the UK plummeted! Waiting to see if we have to make masks for Sam and Daisy! 🙂


      • Take them for walkies in muzzles and the world and his dog will steer well clear… At least, that’s what we found with Mouse when we took him to the local DIY store. We were allowed to take him in but only in a muzzle. He was avoided like the plague, which rather hurt his poor feelings; he’s the gentlest creature.


        • Aw, bless! Daisy is somewhat put out that we won’t let anyone stroke her when on a walk at the moment. Another one of those times when you wish you could actually explain what’s going on to them!

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  4. Susan Nixon

    I do like your sense of humor! The mask looks good, but I wouldn’t say it *improves* your face, just makes it different. =) You’ve made two more than I have. The dog is a beauty, but I *loved* your t-shirt! =)

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    • Well, thank you, your comment has quite cheered me up! The T-shirt is one of my favs, I also have it in a sweatshirt version! Stay safe during these testing times! 🙂


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