My 1st Attempt at a DIY Face Mask – This is my 1st attempt at making a DIY face mask. I bought an old sewing machine and some supplies. #DIYFaceMask
My 1st Attempt at a DIY Face Mask
Got used older Singer Sewing Machine for a great price at a thrift store.
Bought material, shown in the picture. Gonna make me some for myself and family. Shhh! Don’t tell them. It’s a surprise.
Sew-ology was half off at store so got supplies for the sewing machine and to make the mask, since we are now in the age of the mask.
Not used a sewing machine since high school, which has been almost 30 years. I’m telling my age.
I’ve been having problems with the Bobbin putting the thread up through the bottom to sew. I couldn’t figure it out.
I talked to a lady at Cosby Fabrics in Harrogate, TN. She saying either tension or even bobbin casing needs retimed. However, I noticed another set of bobbins while talking to her. I saw she had Class 15 bobbins, ones I had, but she had one said Class 66. On the back of the Class 66 it had my Singer Model on the back a 6211C. 😷
The Class 66 is curved while the Class 15 is flat comparing the two side by side. Left Class 66 & Right Class 15.
It was the bobbins! The thread comes up from the bobbin area like it should. So if you have the Singer 6211c it uses the Class 66 bobbins. Just saying!
Start of first mask ignore bad stitches. I didn’t use a template or pattern. Free sewed this face mask. I did it this way to get use to the sew machine again and trial and error.
It was a learning curve on this mask it’s different but I did it. As time goes on, I’ll get better. Not bad for no pattern and winging it from one I bought.
It’s okay to make errors or mistakes. How we learn with it. If it’s your first time and you are unsure, might be best to do test sewing face mask like I did here.
After making my first mask (in this post). I went to watch videos. I found one video that I plan to use and try to make a mask from. (Another blog post on that to come).
How to wear a cloth face mask.