Making Your Own
You’ll find many articles and tutorials online that will show you ways to make your own mask. This one from CNN has instructions for those who sew and those who don’t, which is nice.
The national fabric store chain Joann is encouraging its crafty customers to make masks to donate to health care workers, under a Make to Give effort. The goal is to make 100 million masks, and at the time of this posting, Joann partners and customers were almost halfway there. The website is very much worth looking at because you’ll find several tutorials, plus patterns and ideas for different designs.
Buying a Custom Mask
The makers on Etsy have quickly shifted gear from knitted baby cardigans and cutting boards in the shape of sandwich bread to the most in-demand product now. There’s a whole selection of custom and clever masks, including leopard print masks and ones with the logo of your favorite sports team. We love the masks that feature a very appropriate message for these times: “If you can read this, you’re standing too close.” But these are our two favorites: A mask with ferocious animal teeth and one with an image of a closed zipper over the mouth.