Want to look cute while wearing a face mask? Check out these vintage-inspired cloth masks that help you stay safe while looking great. They are perfect for layering over another mask.
It’s been quite a year. I don’t think it’s really gone how most of us expected back in January. It’s been filled with so much heartache and fear.
While it’s hard not to focus on the tough stuff right now we have to find ways to make it all a bit better. For me, one way I’ve done that is by making sure my cloth face masks are at least fun.
Masking is new for most of us and it can seem scary but if we at least use masks that we really like it can really help. It can even be seen as somewhat of a fashion accessory. That’s how I’m looking at it at least.
Having cloth masks around can be nice even once things go back to normal. Maybe you need to go to the doctor during the height of cold and flu season or even to use if your allergies are acting up and you are doing yard work or dusting. It was nice to have them around when the dust came in from the Sahara!
If you are good at sewing there are so many patterns out there now so you can make your own. My friend at Stone Family Farmstead has a great face mask pattern if you need one.
It’s a good way to use up some of your fabric stash. You could even make a few extras for health care workers. That feels like a very retro thing to do, similar to what housewives did to help with the war efforts during the World Wars.
My sewing skills are lacking so I’ve been ordering face masks instead. I want to have a nice selection to pair with different outfits and to make sure I don’t have to do extra laundry to make sure one is always clean. I make sure to wash mine after every use to be extra safe.
Since I like to dress in vintage-inspired clothing it’s fitting for me to look for cloth masks with a vintage-inspired feel as well. After finding a lot of really great options I wanted to share some with you as well.
Where to Find Vintage-Inspired Cloth Face Masks
Cloth face masks are recommended by the CDC and required at some facilities and in some locations. However, they are not intended for medical use. Be sure to read the CDC guidelines on using cloth face masks.
Etsy is my favorite place for cloth masks because you are supporting a small business and the options are pretty much endless. Many shops will even take requests to help you get the best mask possible.
One of my favorite places to shop for vintage-inspired dresses is eShakti. You can get custom dresses for a reasonable price and their dresses have pockets!
Now they are also offering matching masks for many of the dresses. Or you can just buy the masks from them and they have a lot of really nice options.
They even offer scarf masks and ones with matching headbands. The scarf masks are on my wish list for when the weather gets cooler. I have asthma and cold air often triggers my asthma so this will be great to have on hand for the winter months.
If you use my referral code- LISASHARP you will get 30% off your first order and free customization.
Unique Vintage sells beautiful vintage-inspired clothes and now is also selling fun and vintage-inspired cloth masks. Many of them coordinate with the clothes they sell.
They even have great options for masks for different holidays. If you are going to wear a mask it can at least be festive and fun.
More Cloth Mask Options
Many clothing stores are now offering cloth face masks so if you do any clothes shopping be sure to check for that option. My husband likes MTailor and they are offering free masks with each order so this can be a good option for the men in your life.
Be sure to also check locally. Many local shops are offering masks and local seamstresses. It can be a really great way to support a small local business that may be suffering during this time.
This may not be ideal but we can make the best of it and get through this tough time together!