THEMASKPROS.COM ratings

DEACONESS

Difficulty = 1 (easy)

Pros –

1. Very easy to make
2. Similar to what hospital masks are like now so familiar design

Cons –

1. Not snug around face at all.
2. 7″ elastic for each ear is too long, but reduced would be more snug
(if elastic went around head at 7″ & attached to other side of mask on both top and bottom, it would be more snug).

Get pattern 10-15 min sewing time

JOANN FABRICS

Difficulty = 3 (medium)

Pros –

  1. Easy and common design
  2. Fits okay on face
  3. Could work well over medical face mask to extend its life

Cons –

  1. Uses interfacing inside at additional cost and increased difficulty in sewing.
  2. Gaps at top of nose area
  3. Cannot easily adjust ear loop
watch tutorial 15 min sewing time

THE MASK PROS

Difficulty = 1 (easy)

Pros –

1. Very easy to make
2. Very form-fitting around face
3. Includes three different patterns for all ages
4. Easy to put on and take off

Cons –

1. No way to insert metal around nose
2. No way to insert filters

 

get pattern 15 min sewing time

AB BY A NURSE

Difficulty = 5 (hard)

Pros –

  1. More form-fitting to face with darts at nose & chin
  2. Nice look with great trim edges

Cons –

  1. Difficulty & complex to sew
  2. Uses straps rather than elastic which are not as user friendly

 

Get pattern 40 min sewing time

PROVIDENCE W/ FILTER 

Difficulty = 3 (medium)

Pros –

  1. Easy and common design
  2. Fits okay on face
  3. Could work well over medical face mask to extend its life

Cons –

  1. Uses interfacing inside at additional cost and increased difficulty in sewing.
  2. Gaps at top of nose area
  3. Cannot easily adjust ear loop
watch tutorial 15 min sewing time

TURBAN PROJECT

Difficulty = 1 (easy)

Pros –

  1. Easiest to sew
  2. Easy to take on & off
  3. Fits okay on face
  4. Works well over medical mask to extend it’s life

Cons –

  1. Gaps at top of nose area
  2. Cannot easily adjust ear loop to fit after sewing
get pattern 10-15 min sewing time