Amanda Quivey Designs is dedicated to providing you with stylish, comfortable, and durable cloth masks.
Amanda is a professional costume designer with more than a decade of experience
in creating, building, and perfecting costumes for the stage.
Is your mask in need of repair? Elastic loose or no longer stretchy? Wire all tired out?
Introducing the Repair Shop!
For $5/mask I will refresh your elastic, tighten or loosen straps, and replace worn wires.
(shipping added at checkout)
Teachers, therapists, receptionists, anyone who needs a little extra help communicating will appreciate the option to see your smile!
Made with two layers of 100% cotton, precise top stitching, and deep pleats to create a very comfortable fit. The wide vinyl panel is carefully inserted and securely top stitched to ensure a strong, aesthetically pleasing window.
Nose wire is included with this style of mask to aid in achieving a snug and comfortable fit.
I recommend choosing ties with this style of mask if you will be wearing it for a significant amount of time. It will allow subtle readjustments to keep it as comfortable as possible.
To Clean: Ideally clean the masks after each use. Gently hand rinse in warm (not hot) water and a little soap. Hang to dry or lay out in sun. You may also choose to use a UV sanitizer. Please do not machine wash or boil masks - the vinyl can't take it!
Disclaimer: The effectiveness of preventing COVID-19 by wearing a homemade mask is unknown compared to medically approved surgical masks and N95. According to the CDC, homemade masks are not considered PPE (personal protective equipment) and should therefore not be used as a replacement. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a real mask.
Looking for more information?
Below are resources and tips for effectively wearing a cloth face covering
Find the official CDC recommendations and guidelines regarding cloth face coverings here:
Curious how to strike a balance between comfort/breathability and effectiveness? Make sure you read all the way to the end!
Want to add a little more protection?
Check out our filter media insert pack here!
Or DIY - Insert a folded paper towel (2 layers) or blue automotive towel into your mask using the provided opening. Other materials: dish cloth, flannel blanket (cut into square), coffee filter. Do NOT use anything that wasn't designed to be breathed - vacuum cleaner bags, air conditioner filters - they contain harmful fibers (like glass) that you could inhale.
Adjusting mask fit
Ideally your mask should be tight across your face and cheeks, with minimal gapping around the edges
Add a wire to the top fold of the pocket opening to allow a closer fit around your nose - twisty tie, paper clips, hardware wire all work well. You can place the wire and set the fold shut if you would like a more permanent fix
Elastic too big? Try making a knot to make the loops a little smaller
Elastic irritating your skin? Make an easy adjustment with a piece of ribbon or cloth and two buttons or use a paper clip