Thursday, August 6, 2020

Toggles - Silicone Adjusters (or whatever they're called)

More on attaching them....

I made this quick video on how to attach them.  I've made HUNDRED's of masks....  I find this reshaped paperclip really works best.  

The crochet hook is just terrible.  Don't waste your money!  The bobbi pin and twist ties work ok but it requires and pinch and pull.  This is difficult for some people.  I think the paper clip works best because of the hooks on both ends.  You can hook your finger to the larger one and pull.  

If you'd like to purchase some toggles, masks or pouches, I've set up an Etsy shop as well as one on Ebay.  I do have different stuff so be sure to check them both out.

Until next time, be safe and take care!


Friday, June 19, 2020

Attaching them....

There's a tool that you can buy to attach the silicone adjuster that I just posted about.  It looks like a small crochet hook, but I came up with an easy way using a small paper clip. 

1.      Use a small paper clip. 
2.      Open it up. 
3.      The smaller loop will be the hook so give that a pinch, but don’t close it all the way
4.      Open up the larger loop 
5.      Put your silicone adjuster through the larger hole (first) on the larger loop.  
6.      Hook the elastic or cord through the smaller loop. 
7.      Push the adjuster through toward the elastic. 
8.     Pull it through 
9.     That's it!  You're done! 

You can also use a needle & thread like this:

Bobbie pins work great too! Happy Mask Making!  Be safe!


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mask Making Mania!

Hey There!

Its been awhile.  I hope everyone is doing well and is safe.  I have been making nothing but masks since April.  I'm in Southern California so masks are required everywhere we go.  I have been making masks for family and friends and even sold a few online....

So I recently came across these.

A friend of mine has a supplier overseas and was able to find them for me.  If any of you are making masks, you'll know that these are a "GAME CHANGER".  You end up with a perfect fit.

I have 2 styles:  spiral & flat that work great with 1/4" elastic.  They don't work so great with 1/8" elastic.  It's too thin so they tend to slip off.

Sorry!  I set some aside for you guys but those are all sold out!  I'll post if I get some more.