At Rainbow Patchwork we have now created a kit and pattern for face masks.
The masks we have chosen to make are the surgical style pleated mask. A prototype of this design has been in use in a clinical setting for about 2 months, it has been worn with comfort daily and has been machine washed and dried.
The outer fabric is finely woven 100% cotton batik, the interfacing is polyester non-woven, the wire is flexible plastic coated copper and bias ties are used. The nose wire gives a secure seal. The ties enable a comfortable tighter or looser fit as the situation requires and also allows the mask to fit different sized heads.
You can breathe with comfort through 4 layers: 2 batik and 2 interfacing.