u3a - Made it! Make it! Mask it!

Made it! Make it! is getting a makeover and now has a focus on face masks. Functional over fashionable? Why chose, when you can be both! Design and create your own face mask and send us a picture of your finished product(s) using the form below. We will publish a selction of these below over the coming weeks. 

Please make sure you follow government guidelines on face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions and how to make your own

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We know there are thousands of you in your interest groups continuing to be active during this time and producing some fantastic items. 

If you are able to direct people to resources or sources of support so that others can have a go, either on their own, or with their interest group then please do so. We will publish as many of your pictures and ideas as possible to add to the gallery of submissions.

Please upload a photo of your creations using the form below. 

 
Janet Downs, Bourne u3a

Janet Downs, Bourne u3a

I used leftover fabric from various projects, that was the easy bit. More difficult was finding elastic as shops seemed to have run out. 

Lesley Homer, Dunstable u3a

Lesley Homer, Dunstable u3a

I went on line and found a pattern last April. I made over 200 and raised £400 for Rennie Grove hospice care. Then in December I bought Christmas material and made lots more. This time I raised £150 for same charity, charging £2 or £2.50 for Christmas themed masks.

Val Mackey, Duns u3a

Val Mackey, Duns u3a

I made two of these masks for my husband and I to each wear to my mum's funeral. The lining is made from an old navy Tshirt of hers and the outer layer from her favourite tartan trousers. I followed a very easy video with a downloadable pattern. Odd thing to say I suppose but it’s by far my “favourite” mask.

Chrissie Lazell, Ashingdon & Rochford u3a

Chrissie Lazell, Ashingdon & Rochford u3a

This is my family, I have made the masks in several different ways but prefer the simple rectangle with gathered sides. 

Maryan White, Nairn u3a

Maryan White, Nairn u3a

Made these three masks for a friend's wedding for the end of the month, I used the off cuts from her wedding dress which means they are a total match. They're backed and lined with cotton and also have a metal nose bridge which is I think an essential if you wear glasses. I've made a lot of masks over the year fund raising for a local charitable organisation.

June Russell, Tower Hamlets u3a

June Russell, Tower Hamlets u3a

I used rhinestones and glue to make this Christmas mask. I have also covered a mask with rhinestones so that it sparkles.