When I am not out and about as a tour guide, I love making things – sewing, in fact. I make everything from t-shirts to wedding dresses, coats and jackets to lingerie.

And now I’ve turned to face masks. If these have got to become a part of our lives for the moment, then we might as well enjoy owning them. And matching them with our scarves or ties. And having one for going out, and one for mundane shopping, and one that’s silly, and another that’s smart.

Thank you to my tourist guide colleague & friend Janet Cameron for modelling for the photo above. See her on Instagram @tour_the_uk_with_me

The pattern I have used for these face masks was designed to prevent glasses from fogging up. It is a very clever, simple design. There are two flaps at the back, one which fits under the chin, and one that has a bridge that fits over the nose. When the mask is worn, the flaps are pulled tight against the face. leaving no gaps.

The photo above on the right shows the mask folded in half, with these flaps showing above and below. The photo above on the left shows the back of a mask. There is a pocket inside it for a separate filter – filters come in fairly standard sizes. I bought some in Ryman’s and they fit OK.

The photo at the top shows it being worn.

Do keep coming back to the website – some masks will disappear as I use up the fabric, and new ones will appear.

The 'Venetian' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Italian microfibre twill, feels as lovely as silk!
Four layers of microfibre, polyester chiffon inner layer, and poplin cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Because of the placement of the pattern, the appearance will vary
I may have enough fabric to make a scarf or tie to match (at additional cost)
Hand wash
£20

The 'Pink & Green' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Italian silk
Four layers of Italian silk, polyester chiffon inner layer, and poplin cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
The appearance may vary slightly
Hand wash
£25

The 'James Bond' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Italian silk twill
Four layers of Italian silk, polyester chiffon inner layer, and poplin cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Because of the placement of the pattern, the appearance will vary
Hand wash
£25

The 'Sherlock Holmes' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Cotton poplin
Four layers: cotton poplin, and a polyester chiffon inner layer
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£17

The 'Indian Blue Silk' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Indian silk
Four layers: Indian silk, polyester chiffon inner layer, and poplin cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£20

The 'Black Silk' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Sand-washed silk
Four layers: sand-washed silk, polyester chiffon inner layer, and poplin cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£20

The 'Berry' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Liberty Tana Lawn fine cotton
Four layers of cotton lawn, polyester chiffon inner layer, and cotton poplin
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£15

The 'Mitsi' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Liberty Tana Lawn fine cotton
Four layers of cotton lawn, polyester chiffon inner layer, and cotton poplin
A pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£15

The ‘Tresco’ Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Liberty Tana Lawn fine cotton
Two versions, soft colours or bright colours
Four layers of cotton lawn, polyester chiffon inner layer, and cotton poplin
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£15

'Blue Flowers & Birds' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Liberty Tana Lawn fine cotton
Four layers of cotton lawn, polyester chiffon inner layer, and cotton poplin
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Because of the placement of the pattern, the appearance will vary slightly
Hand wash
£15

The 'Peter Rabbit' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Typical quilting cotton
Four layers of quilting cotton, polyester chiffon inner layer, and high thread-count cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£12

The ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up
Typical quilting cotton
Four layers of quilting cotton, polyester chiffon inner layer, and high thread-count cotton
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£12

The 'Shirt' Mask

Prevents glasses steaming up.
Crisp cotton shirting fabric.
Multiple combinations of colours, checks, stripes, dots etc are possible
Four layers of cotton shirting, polyester chiffon inner layer, and cotton poplin
Pocket for a filter
Nose wire
Hand wash
£12

Please contact me to check availability and to purchase.

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