Hello, everyone! My name is Nadiia, you probably noticed, I have another blog about healthy eating and sports, it is my passion) As for this blog, I just decided to share my thoughts, my feelings. Do not judge, I am not a professional writer, I just trying to express myself.
Such a mask is best made from thin cotton fabric or gauze. The fabric here is folded in 6 layers, so it should not be too dense so as not to interfere with breathing. The fabric must be washed, dried and ironed before work.
YOU WILL NEED:
thin cotton fabric or gauze;
scissors for fabric;
ruler or centimeter tape;
pencil or crayon for fabric;
scissors for fabric;
safety pin or other device for threading gum;
sewing machine and thread.
STEP 1 Cut 1 part for the mask. For a medium-sized mask for an adult – 30×60 cm, for a children’s mask – 20×40 cm (adjust the size if necessary).
Fold the part along the long sides of the inside out, as shown in the photo. The edges should overlap each other by 1.5−2 cm.
Then fold the part twice as shown in the photo. Leave a 2.5 cm strip on the right side.
Twist the free right edge twice and fasten with pins.
Stitch the flap to the edge. On the opposite side, lay a stitch, retreating 1.3 cm from the fold to form a second drawstring. Try on the mask and determine the desired length of the elastic bands. Cut the pieces of gum, thread them into the wings and tie them in knots. Done.
In the season of colds and infections, a medical mask can provide additional help in protecting against illness. But if masks are in short supply and can not be found in pharmacies, you can make a face mask with your own hands. Of course, such a mask will not be completely equivalent to the factory one, but it will provide some protection. In addition, a fabric mask can be washed and reused.
Just in case, here are the main recommendations of doctors on the use of masks and behavior in general during the spread of viral infections:
First of all, it is recommended to wear masks for those who are already sick, so that during the coughing or sneezing to minimize the spread of infection.
If you are healthy and want to protect yourself from infection, a mask can also help you. For example, if a sick person sneezes or coughs near you, a mask can limit the infection from getting on your mouth and nose.
It is recommended to wear a factory mask for no more than 2 hours, fabric or gauze for no more than 3 hours. The fabric mask can then be washed and reused.
In general, to protect yourself from infection, you need to wash your hands regularly (at least 20 seconds with soap, washing all places, then wiping dry), do not touch your eyes, mouth and nose (and face in general) with dirty hands and try not to come into contact with those who is infected with the infection.
By the way, a mask sewn from a fabric with your own hands can help during seasonal allergies. For those who are allergic to flowering plants, doctors recommend wearing such a mask when going outside. It can limit the ingress of an allergen into the body during breathing.
FOLDING FABRIC MASK
One of the easiest options for a face mask that you can sew with your own hands. The mask sits comfortably at the expense of the creased folds. The sizes are calculated for the average adult, if necessary, adjust them.
YOU WILL NEED:
fabric (if desired – 2 types, for masks and for decoration);
elastic braid (elastic band);
chalk or pencil for fabric;
scissors for fabric;
sewing machine and thread.
Find out the details: 1 main part 20×36 cm, 2 strips 4.5×10 cm. Also cut 2 pieces of elastic braid 16-17 cm each.
Fold the main part in half, face inward, as shown in the photo. Sew along the side 20 cm long, leaving an allowance of 0.7 cm.
Turn out a detail, spread out allowances and iron.
Now lay the folds. Fold the part so that the raw edges are on the sides and the seam is on the bottom. Measure 3.8 cm from the bottom line, place a mark and draw a horizontal line. Measure 2.5 cm from this line and draw a second line.
Fold the fold as shown in the photo. The drawn lines should coincide, the depth of the fold will be about 1.7 cm. Secure the fold along the edges with pins.
To lay the second fold, measure 1.7 cm from the top line (which is also the fold line) and draw a line. Then measure 2.5 cm from this line and draw another one. On these lines, lay the second fold so that the lines coincide. Lay the third fold in the same way.
Sew the stitches, securing the pleats.
Pin the elastic tape to the edges of the mask, as shown in the photo.
Fasten the ends of the tape with short stitches.
Fold strips for finishing along the inside inside out and iron.
Place the strip over the elastic so that the raw edges align.
Wrap the tip as shown in the photo. Secure with a pin.
If necessary, cut off the excess part of the strip, leaving 1.5 cm. Wrap and fasten it the same way.
Lay the stitch back 0.7 cm from the edge. At the beginning and the end – tack.
Unscrew the strip as shown in the photo.
Wrap the strip on the other side and secure with pins.
Stitch to the edge. Sew from the other side of the strip. Repeat with the second strip. Done.
Yesterday we were watching a movie, my friend from Ukraine suggested this one. It calls “Contagion”. From the very beginning we found similarities with the real life now. I have a question in my head now, what these movie makers think now and what they thought before. It is the same! Check for this movie, maybe you have an idea, why this movie came true. As for me, it is weird. I have a feeling like they predicted that or they had this plan for future.
I promise to post a story soon, you know, sometimes it is not easy to find the inspiration for this specific thing, but for any other stuff easier.
I hope you are good, in this hard time we should be careful. I had an idea to sew some masks, since we cannot find any in the pharmacies and stores. Pity my sewing machine is in Ukraine, I need to buy new one here, just not the right moment yet.
Today`s post is about serving tray. Another wood work which I really love, if somebody interested in this or recipe holder, it is possible to order. I did not set up ordering from here, but I am sure we can discuss it.
Soap cubes (I had 3 small bars for 3 soaps, shea bar, white soap bar and transparent)
Mica color powder ( 2- pink and golden)
Soap mold (I had only one small, but it is always better to have extra 1 or 2)
2 microwave safe bowls
Alcohol (if need to get rid of bubbles)
Spray bottle for alcohol
Cut soap cubes on smaller pieces in 2 different bowls in order to make 2 colors. Microwave one by one for 20-30 seconds until it melts. Carefully remove from microwave (it might be hot) and add mica color slowly as you mix with the stirrer stick, making sure that the soap is smooth with no bubbles.
Add about 8-10 drops of your fragrance of choice and stir. Be sure to work quickly as the soap solidifies rapidly. If your soap starts to solidify before you pour, place in the microwave another 10-15 seconds and stir.
Decide which color you want each section of your soap to be and then carefully pour each colored soap mixture into the section of your choosing. Make sure to fill each mold all the way to the top.
To avoid bubbles from forming in your soap, you can put alcohol into the spray bottle and spray it into your soap mixture to lessen the bubbles.
Leave your soap to dry completely, this will take about 2 hours. Once it is fully dried, squeeze the mold gently until the soap pops out.
If you had only one mold like me, reheat remaining soap mixture, adding a little more fragrance if desired and repeat 3-5 steps.
Hello, my dear followers! I know it is time to post a new story or poem, I am still working on a few. Due coronavirus, we all staying at home and we need to be busy, right? I am trying to do work in the house, to post something interesting and of course, to do some art, which I really love. It can be painting, sewing, wood work, drawing or writing some story. Currently, I do painting, which I will hang in our bedroom and of course, I will share it with you, my dear friends. I have lot`s of stuff to show you.
Today is a kitchen decoration, wood work with writing.
Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing DIY recipe holder, we made it from scratch. We bought different sizes of wood, some decorative as well, handles for the sides. In some areas needed to use wood glue. As for recipes, I created small cards with my own recipes. We printed and laminated them. Looks great!