By Cindy Thomas
The global Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic has brought about the need for virtually the entire world to require the wearing of a face mask when out in public. Because so many people need face masks, it’s become somewhat difficult to find face masks.
But, do not despair, for there is help! 🙂
There are basically three ways to get the much needed face masks for wearing in public:
1. Sew your own cloth face masks that are washable and reusable.
Sewing your own face masks that you can wash and use repeatedly is the fastest and easiest way to immediately get the face masks that you and your family need. If you have only just a little sewing know-how, you can most likely sew your own face masks with the use of a face mask pattern.
When you sew your own cloth face masks, one perk is that you can choose from whatever fabrics you might have available or can buy to create your own face masks.
The sew your own face mask option allows the crafter to make custom face mask designs. This could mean different colors, patterns, and designs – for you to match various outfits, for the kids to have more kid-like patterns, for the husband to have more manly patterns, etc.
Here’s some face mask patterns:
2. Buy disposable face masks that are good for one wearing, unless sanitized with a sanitizer unit made to sanitize disposable face masks.
Only a short time ago, you could buy disposable face masks fairly cheap. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. When you can find them to buy, the seller is often out of the country and/or has a pretty high price attached to the masks.
Considering you’re only wearing a disposable face mask once (unless you have access to a sanitizer unit), the cost is really high for a one time use face mask.
But if you don’t know how to sew and can’t find immediately buy cloth face masks, the disposable ones are a good alternative.
Here’s where to buy disposable face masks (in stock as of this posting):
KN95 Masks – In Stock – If you are in need of N95 Masks, these masks are in stock right now. Not sure how long these will last, so hurry.
3. Buy cloth face masks that are washable and reusable.
If you can wait for the time it takes for the sewing to be done and for the delivery for cloth face masks, you can buy cloth face masks that are ready to wear, and then wash after each use. This is a great alternative if you don’t know how to sew your own cloth face masks.
Here’s where to buy cloth face masks (in stock as of this posting):