Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Masks, masks masks! {{please see edit!}}

Did you receive a mask made by me? Here are a few things I want to say. First, thanks for whatever you do that puts you around people at this time. If you're a nurse or delivery driver or any other one of the heroes we are counting on these days, I want you to know that I appreciate you!

Also, don't microwave your mask to "sterilize" it. It has a bit of wire over the nose to help shape it to your face, and I have it on good authority that it will catch fire in the microwave. 

EDIT: Today I threw mine in the washing machine and that little piece of pipe cleaner got all twisted up and actually pushed itself through the fabric and out, so I believe it's best to hand wash in hot soapy water and live dry. I'm sure hanging it in the sunshine and/or ironing will finish off any nasty germs. Use whatever you have handy as a filter.

I make and donate the masks, and am not selling a single one of them. But if you'd like to donate, you can do so via Paypal ( or the Cash App ($TammyHanley). Any donations go just to keep me in supplies -- thread, elastic, slide adjusters and O-rings, sewing machine needles, seam rippers to replace the ones I keep losing, and postage, as I do send quite a few by mail. Any amount is appreciated.

Finally, I'd really love to hear your feedback about the masks, along with any ideas you might have on improvements to the design or just ways to meet different needs. Special requests can be made by a private email ( and will be considered. Unfortunately, I cannot take on large-batch orders because it's just me and my poor little sewing machine chugging along by ourselves.

Stay well! Blessings from my family to yours,
Tammy Hanley

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