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Protective Masks make your own | 立体マスク作り

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) mushrooms to the entire world, it has unfortunately become the center focus in everyone’s daily lives. Protecting yourself 1st from the infection will consequently protect your loved one, your family, your friends, your colleagues and many people around you. Stay vigilant, careful and wash your hands.

The majority of Japanese suffer from ‘cedar pollen hay fever’ this time of the year. ‘Protective mask’ has always been an indispensable item but with this loom of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the shortage has just become impossible, masks are now a rare item at drug stores shelves despite strong government efforts to boost supplies. I suspect no luck for weeks.

So, I took out my sewing machine, decided to make my own which I would like to share if anyone may be in desperation over the course of this battle agains COVID-19.

Mask making may seem difficult at first but it’s simple to make. In fact it only takes less than half an hour to make one. Alleviate the stress for frantically searching for a masks and consequently is an earth friendly act! Share this post with friends and stay ‘COVID-19 free’.

じっと、我慢の日々が続く「コロナウィルス」。アジア諸国が少し落ち着きを見せはじめた雰囲気がしていたにも関わらず、今や恐れていたヨーロッパ大陸の方に猛威をふるい始めていますね。日本はまだまだ安心できる感染率に下がっていないのかもしれませんが清潔好きで几帳面な島国性格はウィルス退治にはかなり効き目がある気がします。

とは、言え、政府の必死な努力、対策とは裏腹に「マスク」はどこも見当たらず。おそらく医療機関や教育関係機関や緊急必需品となっているところから穴埋めをされているのだと思います。こうゆう緊急事態ですから民間の我々はまずはできることからしましょう。

「手洗いを厳守すること」「人の集まる場所はなるべく避けること」「万が一の世の平和対策として感染防止にマスクを着用」「免疫を下げないこと」「手の届かない距離でおしゃべりをすること」。

マスクを探すのは諦めて、手作りマスク。第一弾目のマスクをつくりましたが「無料」型紙のパターン公開をこのブログで拒否されましたので数日で第2弾の独自の型紙をデザインし、簡単作り方を含めアップしたいと思います。

このような非常事態に自宅でマスクを作れる!と思うだけで一人でも多くの方の助け、そして心の安心に繋がれば幸いです。

東京は桜の開花宣言がでましたがなぜかこのような雰囲気では「桜」も寂しい雰囲気がしてなりませんね。満開の頃はもう少し改善しているいいですね。

PS : Is anyone is wondering….I thought I saw pattern download link and photo instructions of how to make a mask?

Stay tuned for a copyright free ‘DIY mask pattern’ which I intend to upload within few days. I had to take down the earlier ‘above’ pattern and it’s making of due to the original owner not granting permission to provide the ‘mask pattern’ which I personally could not understand why? It was a ‘free downloadable pattern‘ and I am not trying to make a business out of selling these DIY masks.

At a time like this, I think the entire world should not only pursue their own egos and benefits. There is much more at stake at the moment, taking away lives of many who may be suffering from unknown critical conditions and my thought was only to provide anything if it may help in any way.

So stay tuned…to be continued.

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