Hello Magickal Beings!
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe out there! I thought I would make this instructional video for you guys because I thought it would be really helpful to you all right now. It is now recommended to wear a mask 😷 in public, no matter where you are going... but it is equally important that we aren’t digging into the medical supply which should be reserved for our healthcare workers dealing directly with these Covid-19 cases right now. So here is my video on how to sew an Olson mask complete with a sewing tutorial as well as some wear n care tips and tricks.
With that being said, now is the time to get a little crafty and make your own mask, which should be effective enough for a quick grocery run, or to wear at work if you are required to report for duty. Whatever the case, this is a super east and affordable way to make your own mask, complete with a disposable filter pocket.
In this video, I will take you step by step in how to create this mask design from start to finish. I will also give you some tips on care and upkeep for your homemade mask, ear relief, filters, types of fabric to use, how to size your mask, and more topics you might be interested in when it comes to your mask.
See the timestamps below if you would like to jump to a specific topic within the video:
03:39 - MATERIALS
03:57 - Pattern Page Review, & How to Size Mask to Your Face
04:05 - How to cut your pattern
05:26 - Cheek 1 & 2, Cutting Your Notches
06:54 - Sewing Mouth 1 & Mouth 2 together
08:09 - Face 1 & Face 2
08:59 - Sewing 1/4 inch seams on Mouth 1 & Mouth 2
09:57 - Sewing 1/4 inch seams on Cheek 1 & Cheek 2
11:00 - Attaching Cheek 1 & 2 to Mouth 1 & 2 (Matching up Notches & Sewing your Tacks)
12:52 - Sewing Front (Face 1&2) and Back (Mouth/Cheek Pocket Piece) Together
14:08 - Turning your mask right side out
14:36 - Attaching your elastic hairbands to your mask
15:30 - How to insert your filter & pipe cleaner nose brace
16:21 - How to wear mask
16:52 - Different types of filters you can use
17:35 - How to clean, sterilize & care for your face mask
18:26 - Ear care for your face mask
19:48 - The best fabrics to use for your Olson face mask
DOWNLOAD OLSON MASK PATTERN
Surgical style face mask pattern (with fabric ties)
Here is an excellent source for fabric info
You are looking for a material that can filter 99.97% of all 0.3 micron particles (similar to the N95 masks that should be left for hospital workers to use). HEPA filtration vacuum bags are a great source to make your own filter.
Here is some additional information on filters and their efficiency
If you have any comments or questions pertaining to your mask, don't hesitate to ask! I will answer any questions as best as I can. You can comment on my YouTube video, or email me at info@BohemianMagicStudios.com
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Stay safe out there guys!
Here is a mermaid inspired makeup look that I did to celebrate Mermaid Month! I am no makeup guru by any means, and definitely don't claim to be... I just wanted to do this look for fun! I filmed this video time-lapse for the look, and I was so eh about it, that I never had any plans to post it. But for the sake of this challenge, I figured I'd release this as a BONUS Video for your eyes only! Please enjoy, and if you do and would like to see more makeup look time lapses or tutorials, definitely let me know, and I'll see what I can whip up!
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Justina is the creative force behind Bohemian Magic Studios. She is inspired by bright colors, nature, books, and movies. She loves cooking, arts n crafts projects, essential oils, reading the tarot and talking about astrology!