Sew your own masks: exciting patterns, washable fabrics & detailed instructions
Who would have thought at the beginning of the year that we would have gotten used to wearing masks as much as we do now? Whether on the bus, in the supermarket or while shopping – everywhere we wear everyday masks thanks to the corona virus. Each of us has at least one – but be honest, they don’t look really nice. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Meanwhile there are very nice alternatives that match our outfits, complement them as accessories and complete the look. Whether you shop at the best brands or sew your own face mask with a DIY tutorial is up to you.
Buy beautiful mouth-nose-masks easy
Not all of us are artistically talented – and you don’t have to be to get a beautiful and fashionable mouth and nose protector. Meanwhile many well-known brands like Junique, Marc Cain or Only produce masks. For About You designed stars like Bill Kaulitz, Lena Gercke and Riccardo Simonetti masks, which you can buy now. Many brands donate parts of their proceeds from the mouth-nose protection to charitable organizations. If you want to support local artists, you will certainly find what you are looking for on the Etsy platform.
Our Faves: The most beautiful everyday masks for shopping
- Ballet Slipper Face Mask by Florence Bridge
- A small ray of hope during this time: I warmly smile under this mask – REDAAV 2.0 TC Warmly by Armedangels. 2€ of the proceeds of this sustainable and vegan mask made of organic cotton will be donated to Doctors without Borders. Available in 3 colors.
- Protect what you love: Clear message! Fabric mask from PHYNE available at About You
DIY Tutorials: Pattern, instructions & Co.
You want to be creative and sew your own everyday mask? No problem at all! Densely woven, pure cotton is best suited for a mouth-nose protector. It is important that the fabric is boil-proof so that you can clean the mask.
Simple tutorial for sewing beginners
Sewing a mask is not as difficult as you would think. So there is actually no reason to walk around with simple and boring masks anymore.
Flower prints, fringes & leather for real fashionistas
The simple tutorial is not enough for you, because your style is much more extravagant? Don’t worry, we also have the perfect solution for real fashionistas! In this video you learn how to make unique masks yourself. You will definitely be the eye-catcher!
Wearing masks made easy: Tips for life with the Mouth and Nose Protector
Of course wearing a mask is not the most pleasant thing in the world, but with our tips and tricks you can easily solve at least some of the little problems.
Pimples, redness and acne: The best tips & tricks
As if life with the Corona pandemic wasn’t hard enough, we also get new skin problems thanks to it. Acne under the mask, skin irritation and redness… But don’t despair, we also have tips & tricks for this! The most important thing is to wash your hands, face and mask regularly. Not only will you stop corona viruses, but you will also do something for your skin!
Make-up tips for a long-lasting make-up under the mask
In the subway mask on, but in the office you don’t have to wear a mask anymore thanks to minimum distance? Then you probably know this problem. The make-up is smudged and half of it is stuck inside the mask. In this video you can learn how to keep your make-up under the mask and how to keep it looking fresh.
Little guy up front: Setting spray is now an integral part of your routine!
Wash, clean & disinfect protective masks properly
To ensure that your mask reliably protects others, you must clean it regularly. Also for the good of your skin you should not do without washing! This is the easiest way to clean masks made of fabric (without filter) in the washing machine, best at 90 degrees, but 60 degrees is also possible. However, the freezer is not suitable at all, as the corona viruses can survive sub-zero temperatures without problems. Also: You can alternatively boil your mask in a pot – perfect if you don’t have enough laundry for a washing machine! This is best done for at least 10 minutes
Gwyneth Paltrow, Selena Gomez & Brody Jenner: The favorite masks of the stars
There are a few rules to follow when wearing the masks:
- Only touch the mask with clean hands
- Only touch the side rubbers
- The mask must fit tightly for it to work.
- Never give your personal mask out of your hand
Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Selena Gomez and Kate Hudson show how it’s done!