Clever ideas for wearing & keeping them handy – adults & kids, too.
Keep cloth face masks handy (and not left behind) with these easy DIY solutions. Lanyards are ideal for holding masks at-hand – ready to wear just when you need them. Carabiners hook masks to bags and backpacks meaning you are good-to-go on the grocery-run and your kids are ready for school.
Let’s talk lanyards.
Matching cloth face mask and lanyard set for the win. Our fashion blogger, Laura, made this duo using the cloth face mask pattern in this tutorial.
Here’s another look using printed trim and strapping. If the material you’re using for the strap is wider than the opening of the swivel hook, you can make tabs as shown above.
Look ma, I haven’t lost my face mask.
What do you do with the lanyard when you’re wearing your mask? You’ve got options!
You can let the lanyard hang from the mask’s ear loops (down the neck/back). Or, you can unhook the lanyard from the mask altogether and clasp its hooks together (so it hangs like a necklace). Whatever is more comfortable for you works!
Let’s talk carabiners.
Tip: Keep a shopper plus attached mask in your car for last-minute errands.
Hang a carabiner and mask from your kids’ backpacks. You might even want to hang more than one mask (better safe than sorry).
Carabiners are a convenient piece of hardware to have in your stash these days – clip them onto bags, straps, even belt loops and give your mask a place to hang out!
Essential accessories made easy.
Now that you’ve got that sewing machine out … it really is no big deal to whip up a variety of accessories to keep all of today’s indispensable items nearby.
Have fun playing with scrap fabrics in your stash, making one-of-a-kind holders for all the things! Check out the Dritz colorful plastic snaps and full range of swivel hooks and let your creativity take over.
Stay safe & sew!