adjusting the fit of your mask

Here are some solutions to help you adjust the fit of your mask to make it more comfortable for your face and ears.   

If you'd like your mask to fit looser/larger:

First, open up all of the pleats and really stretch the elastic out on both sides. Depending on the size of the elastics on your masks, there are either 3 larger bands or 4 smaller bands on each side.  You can snip the middle band(s) and you will be left with 2 loops sewn into the mask (picture 1).  With those 2 loops, you can add a strip of nylon (picture 2) or a narrow piece of ribbon (picture 3) or flat/round elastic cut to the exact length that you need.  For the nylon, you can cut strips from a pair of pantyhose.  It sounds weird, but it works because there is some elasticity to it and it is really soft against your ears.  Additionally, you could make ties out of ribbon/shoelaces/etc and attach them to the loops (picture 4).  Then you could tie the mask around the back of your head to keep it in place.  Depending on how long you are wearing the mask for, having different ways of wearing it may be helpful.  

picture 1:                          picture 2:                         picture 3: 
    
picture 4: 

 

If you'd like your mask to fit tighter/smaller: 

Pull the middle elastic band(s) and make a knot.  (picture 5).  This will shorten the ear loop and pull the mask in closer to your face. 

picture 5: 

 

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fabric face mask

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Ear Loop Elastic
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These are 100% cotton reversible fabric face masks. They are not direct substitutes for medical, surgical, or N-95 masks. They do not ensure an airtight seal.  They are not FDA approved. 

Wash in a high temperature in a washing machine before initial use and after each use. Supervise children and keep out of reach of pets. 

--No returns on face masks.-- 

FABRIC CHOICES:  please select the fabric combo number from the photo gallery on the home page that you would like to have for your face mask (example #145=astronaut in space with black/white stripes).  Then enter that number in the notes section when you add this item to your cart. If no preference is typed in the notes, we will send you one of our favorites. 

FABRIC SIZES: we currently have 4 sizes of face masks:

     --little kid (fits approximately 3-5 years olds)

     --big kid (fits approximately 6-10 year olds)

     --teen/regular adult  

     --XL adult

DIMENSIONS: the fabric portion of the masks and the ear loops have the following approximate dimensions. 

     --little kid (6.5" x 4.25" with either 5" fixed ear loops or tie-your-own-fit ear loops)

     --big kid (7.0" x 5.25" with either 5.5" fixed ear loops or tie-your-own-fit ear loops)

     --teen/reg adult (8.25" x 5.5" with either 6" fixed ear loops or tie-your-own-fit ear loops)

     --XL adult (9.75" x 6" with either 6" fixed ear loops or tie-your-own-fit ear loops)

(No returns on face masks.)