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Make your own Beaufort & Blake Face Mask

It's time to make the most of your Beaufort & Blake boxers and fashion a face mask from the bag.
Our prints will make for the most colourful face masks around!

Follow the instructions below and it will be ready to wear in just 5 minutes.


YOU WILL NEED

One B&B boxer bag, a needle and thread, a safety pin and a ruler or tape measure.


STEP ONE

Cut the bag to create a new tie for the end

a. Lay the bag out flat.
b. Cut a 1cm strip off the bottom of the bag.
c. Snip off one end.
d. Cut along the fold line and cut off the size label. This long strip will be one of your ties.

STEP TWO

Create a new tie for the end of your mask

 
a. Lay the bag flat with the end cut off and cut 2.5cm up along the side seam on each side.
b. Fold over and (c.) stitch along the edge of each side of the new opening to create a channel, which matches the existing channel along the other end of the bag.
You can do this either with a machine or by hand.


STEP THREE

Create the ties at each end

a. Snip a 1cm cut at each of the side seams 
b. Thread your new strip through by attaching one end to a safety pin.
c. Do the same at the other end to thread through the other string.

You will tie the end of the strings together in order to wear the mask, by hooking them over your ears.


STEP FOUR

Create a filter for your mask


a. Fold a piece of kitchen towel and placing inside the bag.
This can be removed and changed to keep the mask fresh and germ free.

STEP FIVE

Make a pouch shape


a. Gather up each end by pulling on the ties and knot the two ends of each tie together. This creates a pouch shape to fit over your nose and mouth.

STEP SIX

Secure the mask on your face


Hook the shorter tie over one ear and place the mask across your face, with the embroidery on the outside. Then secure the mask by tying the other string comfortably around your ear on the opposite side.


Please ensure you follow the Government guidelines when using your new face mask:

If you can, wear a face covering in an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. This is most relevant for short periods indoors in crowded areas, for example, on public transport or in some shops.

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off and after use. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

Face coverings do not replace social distancing. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough and/or high temperature), you and your household must isolate at home: wearing a face covering does not change this.

Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.

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