The cold weather outside isn’t going to stop you from enjoying life, is it? You’ll still want to get out and ride your scooter, go ice-fishing, hunting, exploring and more. Of course, it sure is cold out there, and even though you have a nice, warm coat and gloves, and probably a hat, too, that’s not going to help your face any! Forget freezing your face, walking around with red cheeks, and facing the chapped lips and skin. This year, you’ll be as cozy and warm as a bug in a rug when you make an easy face mask to keep warm.
You know how a fleece blanket or clothing is so snuggly? Wouldn’t it feel nice to have one of those blankets wrapped around your face as you go outside to have fun? You can make a blanket for your face in no time and that warm fleece is just what the doctor ordered! There are a couple of different face wraps you can make, and when you do, you’ll never want to go out in the cold again without it!
Fleece is perfect for making the unusual face wrap. It’s warm, not too expensive, and easily molds to the shape of your face. Use it to make one type of wrap that covers your entire face. Measure from your forehead down to your chin, going down the nose, to decide how wide to cut the fabric. To figure the length, measure around your head, going across the tip of your nose, and allowing a few inches extra.
After cutting the fleece piece all you need to do is attach the Velcro. Since fleece doesn’t unravel there is no need to hem it, although you can, if you want. Stitch a Velcro piece down one end of the wrap and the matching piece to the opposite end. Cut two eye holes and another hole for the mouth. These look nicer if you stitch around them but it’s not absolutely necessary.
Make a shorter version of the face mask by eliminating the eye area. For this one, measure from the bridge of the nose down to the chin, going down the length of the nose to get there. Cut the piece so that it’s long enough to wrap around your head with a few inches to spare. In this version all you need to do is cut out the hole for the mouth and stitch on the Velcro.
You can use peel-n-stick Velcro to make the mask if you don’t sew. It adheres well to fleece but take care when pulling the Velcro apart so as not to pull the Velcro off. Another option is to use fabric glue to attach the Velcro to the fleece. Either way, you’ll appreciate the warm, cozy fleece face wrap on your next journey into the cold.