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    Quote Originally Posted by Taskr View Post
    The issue with elastic is that it pulls in a straight line and with a mask we are trying to get the cloth to take a shape. I've used four wire types, all about 6" in length with the ends bent back and crimped:
    electrical - being copper and coated, the individual wire is less likely to oxidize with washing, but its too thick
    pipe cleaner - very comfortable, but will it rust?
    jewelry wire - shapes light cotton nicely, but very thin and a bit of a job to fix it in place
    aluminum craft wire - not thin, but extremely pliable. holding shape and comfortable... longevity?
    Yes, this was my worry with the elastic as well. However, as I said, I had at least one instance in which the wire left a mark on my nose-- which turned out to actually be a scrape, which explains why it remained for more than a week. Mind you, my wire is a florist's type that is covered in soft plastic and this still happened. Wire also makes my nose run more while I'm wearing the mask (I think the pressure irritates it; the elastic only putting pressure across the top made it not so bad). Hence why I was hoping elastic might be a better alternative.
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    'Nuff said!



    Mother Bill is a wonderful seamstress and much appreciated!
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    Well done, Mother Bill!

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    For those of you WITHOUT sewing skills...

    While I'm impressed with the efforts of the DIYers in this thread, I DO NOT possess any particular skill with needle and thread, so I found another route:



    I happened across as site selling custom-printed masks, so I uploaded my art (Maxwell hunting tartan, on the bias) and was off to the races. I replaced the elastic strips that fit around the ears with longer strips that fit around the head/neck, similar to the SportKilt version which is about the limit of my sewing skills!

    Cheers,

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    Shaun Maxwell
    Vice President & Texas Commissioner
    Clan Maxwell Society

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