A Guide to Fabric Face Coverings: Making, Wearing, and Caring for Your Mask

I was heavily resisting sewing masks for lots of different reasons, but now it appears fabric masks can serve a preventative purpose (by preventing an asymptomatic mask-wearer from spreading to others as well as by preventing them from touching their faces which is a known method of transmission).

As I do with nearly everything, I over-researched. So as not to waste all of my valuable research time, I’ve compiled the cliff notes to share!

This post is heavy on tips for wearing and caring for your fabric face covering. I share a few no-sew patterns in this post but will be sharing a longer, more detailed post soon that will be full of face mask patterns to sew along with more tips/tricks and recommendations – so stay tuned!

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Our Goodbye to Charlotte

Three weeks ago we said our final goodbyes to our dog Charlotte. It’s finally starting to sink in that she’s gone and I’ll never be able to bear hug her again. It’s been a tough loss for our family, but I wanted to share her story because it’s the least I can do to honor her.

Charlotte, September 2016.

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