My Covid-19 projects

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John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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Project 7
More trousers - from cotton twill I bought a while back ... I now have four pairs of trousers and a jacket out of this fabric!
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Project 8
From off cuts from the flecktarn and tan twill trousers - face masks!
Drawcord elastic fittings, two thicknesses of fabric both with non woven interfacing and both masks have wire pieces in the nose for shaping a snug fit.
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Wildgoose

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John did you work to a pattern or freehand? I fancy making a few for lower risk use at work as purpose made ppe is getting thin on the ground.
 

John Fenna

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As ever I basically looked at commercial models and then made my own design up to fit with what I had to make them up from.
There are various patterns downloadable on the web - have a look at "make your own face mask" as a search :)
 

Wildgoose

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May 15, 2012
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As ever I basically looked at commercial models and then made my own design up to fit with what I had to make them up from.
There are various patterns downloadable on the web - have a look at "make your own face mask" as a search :)
I had a quick search and found a few patterns, many require a sewing machine which I don’t have.
I have a few commercial masks so may try to replicate one of them. Lots of suggestions for materials too so I’ll have a look in my spares/trades/eBay bag for a donor.
thank you
 

John Fenna

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Project 10
Another face mask!
The last of my interfacing so my last mask...my wife did not like the elastic fastenings on the others so this one fits with velcro (which I find very uncomfortable!) for her sake. Just made from available scraps
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Project 11
Another pair of camo trousers - the last of my camo fabric, the last of suitable thread for anything green or greenish, the last of my interfacing...
It is just as well that I now have enough clothing to see me until the next millenium!
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John Fenna

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Project 15
A new camera pouch
I needed a new camera pouch and made this one with a removable padded liner. Made from 2mm calf shoe leather, sewn with artificial sinew. The lining is tent underlay foam, covered in off cuts of cotton fabric. The back view, showing the belt loop, makes the lid look strange but that is just as I lifted the side of the lid to show the stitching detail!

I found that my camera pouch also fitted my binos - so to avoid any arguments I extended the project to make a pair :)
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John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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Project 16
Two leather badges - just for fun!
3.5mm Veg tan, hand embossed and coloured, self adhesive Velcro backing
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