I’ve found two sources for the metal nose piece and elastic for fabric face masks: Quality Tooling Systems and EFIXTK on Amazon.
If you are sewing fabric face masks, you may have struggled to find elastic or the right product for the metal nose piece. Well, I’ve certainly tried my share of products. Some were great, some were okay and some simply didn’t work well at all.
Fortunately, you can learn from my experience, take my advice, and make some of the best fitting and most comfortable face masks. Whether you’re sewing pleated, fitted, 3D or one of the new easy breathe masks, you’re still gonna need elastic and will probably want to add the nose piece, especially if you wear eye glasses.
WHERE TO FIND ELASTIC FOR FABRIC FACE MASKS
Like maybe a lot of you, I have had a difficult time at times finding 1/4″ elastic in my fabric stores or even online. I’ve even tried using twine, ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, round elastic and torn up t-shirts. But, my favorite product is this super soft elastic I found on Amazon.
This elastic for fabric face masks is easy to work with. It’s super soft. And it’s super comfortable, especially around the ears.
>>CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ELASTIC STRING ON AMAZON
WHERE TO FIND METAL NOSE PIECES FOR FABRIC FACE MASKS
I am a member of a local Facebook Group that sewed face masks for those in need in our community. Tens of thousands of face masks were sewn and delivered to nursing homes, hospitals, police, fire, schools and anywhere there was a need. These sewists went way above and beyond to fill a need and protect the lives of fellow Ohioans.
One day, a local metal fabricator reached out to our group and offered to provide metal nose pieces for FREE to anyone sewing masks that were being donated. It just so happened that this company was located right here in Ohio.
Don’t you love it when companies step up and fill a need that truly makes a difference in peoples lives? Well, Quality Tooling Systems, Inc., from Medina, Ohio, did just that. In fact, they now make the aluminum nose pieces available for purchase on their website.
>>CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ALUMINUM NOSE STRIPS FROM QUALITY TOOLING SYSTEMS.
So, there you have my two favorite sources for elastic and aluminum nose strips for sewing fabric face masks. If you have a favorite source, I’d love to hear about it!
SEW A FABRIC FACE MASK
I created a pattern for a pleated fabric face mask that you can download for free right here on The Birch Cottage blog. You’ll also find these other blog posts on face masks that might be useful to you:
I’ve also shared quite a few printable signs concerning hand washing, face mask wearing and social distancing. Here are a few:
- Please Wear a Face Mask for Families
- Please Use the Provided Hand Sanitizer
- Please Wear a Face Mask Printable Signs
I hope this information will be helpful to you in your search to find a good source for elastic and metal nose pieces for fabric face masks.
Here’s hoping you stay healthy and well…