The mask requirement is now official and the demand for masks is enormous. But which makeshift mask fits best, is breathable and easy to wash? A doctor from Berlin has developed a mask that fits perfectly and is washable up to 60 degrees. The pattern is called “Be safe”.

The Berlin doctor made the pattern available to us to use. Kristina Kollwer, fashion designer from Nordhorn, sewed the pattern for us as a sample and Franzi has already tried the mask in real use and finds that it is super comfortable to wear. The Berlin doctor recommends pipe cleaners for the nose bridge. This is a little softer on the nose and doesn’t pinch that much.

The nose bridge and the elastic band can be easily replaced. The bar can be removed to wash the mask. We used Freudenberg’s fleece (100% recycled PES) as the inner fleece. It can be washed up to 60 degrees, which is completely sufficient.

What do you need?

Outer fabric (best to use 100% cotton)
Inner lining
Mask fleece (example from Freudenberg 100% recycled PES)

With the new mask panels from Hemmers Itex we have already marked out the pattern pieces on the fabric. Including inner and outer fabric. Only the mask fleece is needed extra. Ask your dealer who has the mask panels in their range.