DIY: Face Mask #4 Kids

DIY: Face Mask #4 Kids

Based on my Wraparound-style masks. Same 3-layer construction but in a smaller size. This uses a lighter middle layer as well, cotton undershirt like Fruit of the Loom. Create your template, cut fabric, and sew. Materials Outer Fabric (Quilting Cotton) Middle Layer (Old Undershirt) Inner Lining (Cotton Muslin) Elastic Hairties (Two 2mm-thick Ties) or Elastic […]

DIY: Face Mask #2 Baby and Toddler

DIY: Face Mask #2 Baby and Toddler

Based on my basic face mask tutorial, it’s still a 3-layer mask except these are sized down and “baby” features a slightly different construction! It also uses a very thin undershirt for the “filter” layer and make use of scraps from creating the adult mask! You can also create a lighter mask for baby by […]

DIY: Face Mask #3 Basic Wide

DIY: Face Mask #3 Basic Wide

This face mask is constructed exactly the same way as my basic face mask tutorial. It’s still a 3-layer mask with simple construction except in a wider style that uses 2 elastic hairties instead of elastic cord! See here for Face Mask Tools and Supplies needed. Make several to have on hand and so they […]

DIY: Face Mask #1 Basic

DIY: Face Mask #1 Basic

I created this design so that it has a simple construction that uses a template you create yourself! No printer required. Just create using a 6.5″ x 10″ piece of paper, fold, and cut to create the template. Use this template to cut out 3 pieces of fabric, stack, and sew. This 3-layer mask is […]

DIY: No-Sew Fabric Face Mask

DIY: No-Sew Fabric Face Mask

Simply take a bandana (or any cotton scarf) and fold! Then use elastic hair ties found in any drugstore (or online) as ear straps. Usually bandanas are about 22″x22″ and I like these Goody Hair Elastics, 2mm or thicker. Supplies Needed Bandana Hair Ties What I like is this is washable and doesn’t require sacrificing […]

9 DIY Fabric Face Mask Tutorials

9 DIY Fabric Face Mask Tutorials

Here are several ways to craft your own fabric face masks from a Taiwanese Doctor to your Home Sewer. Most of these require a sewing machine and/or sewing needle + thread but some get creative by using office supplies or stationary supplies. Here is a super cute one from Sanrio and Hello Kitty! It requires […]

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

For me Black Panther was a wonderland of hairstyles, tattoos, makeup, body modification, and costume design. My all-time fave, Okoye’s Red Dress as seen below and in the Casino Fight Scene and later Car Chase scene. A Superhero Movie based on a Marvel Comic character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther himself […]

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity #1196I was shopping around for some sewing patterns and wanted to buy them all… Here are just a few on my list to buy by Simplicity and Burda! Their website sells almost all the patterns they carry and it’s fun to browse around. Many are $12 or less! Simplicity’s “Jiffy” line is great for […]

How-To: Simple Baby Bunting

How-To: Simple Baby Bunting

Here is a baby banner sewn using handmade applique fabric letters! I wanted to start personalizing some of my sewing projects like blankets, so used this mini project as a way to tryout applique. I hand-cut all the triangles and made the applique letters out of fabric. All this sewing project requires is a few […]

How-To: Simple Baby Blanket

How-To: Simple Baby Blanket

One of my new year’s resolutions was to sew a simple blanket and here it is – my first baby blankets! It was so easy, I made two! One with owls and one with elephants, both are reversible. I used a combination of flannel and cotton fabrics for these blankets. It made a nice lightweight […]