This is my favourite mask so far, I love the bright rainbow colours, which make me smile, even though you can’t see it! The only problem I seem to be having is that I need to stiffen up my ears somehow so that they don’t bend forward and let the elastic slide off!! What is your mask strategy? How are you going remembering to put it on? Do you have a favourite one (I’d love to see them below). #alifesimplylivedpsychology#ruralpsychologist #covid19 #mask... See MoreSee Less
This is mine for now. Waiting on some prettier ones ❣
I’ve found that by adding an extra inch of fabric onto either side of the generic mask patterns online, I can sew the side down to create a loop to thread through a shoe lace on either side. Doesn’t bend the ear at all like elastic, moulds better to my face, cheap from the supermarket and super easy to make - only takes 15 minutes each!! Highly recommend 🥰
Definitely agree with Tamara Boyd. elastic behind the head is much more comfortable! Beautiful masks, everyone!
Looks good. I’m sorry you’re having to wear them. I’ve seen ear savers on sites like Frankie and co. Good luck and take care x
Love my Rainbow one too!
You could try the barrel of monkeys solution - Not sure how effective this is but novel idea
Smiles are contagious + good smiles light up your eyes so you can see the smile even behind a mask x
Maybe you make something like this!
Gayle uses the elastic off of the disposable masks, they don't pull on your ears
Colin and I swapped the wide ribbon type elastic for very narrow rounded elastic loops. Actually pulled the elastic off disposable masks to use and completely solved the pulling ears forward issue.
This is the one I have to wear at work..
Nice! Love the colours!
Stiffen up your ears!😂
"smiles are contagious"
my fav mask. I remember to wear it because it's cute and fun to wear :). I do need ear savers as my ears are too squishy!
I put the elastic like this...can wear it without hurting ears or risk of mask falling off.
Hey Nomes just tie an extra piece of elastic between the ear elastics, the ear elastics still sit over your ears while the extra piece goes behind your head and just takes the pressure off them
Love the colours Naomi!
A friend of mine has sewn 2 buttons onto a headband to loop her mask on.
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