Humboldt Artisans Group provides representation for artisans and promotes handmade items crafted by makers living in Humboldt County, CA. Their members include makers of pottery, paintings, textiles, health and beauty products, letter press items, stained glass, woodworking, candles, artisan foods, and more--even birdhouses! In response to COVID-19 and the recommendation by the CDC that masks be worn in public buildings and outdoor places where distancing cannot be maintained, the fiber artists of Humboldt Artisans Group joined together to share a common endeavor--and Sewing Machine Queens was born.
Each Sewing Machine Queen mask is handmade by a small cottage manufacturer who makes other sewn items in their usual fiber arts endeavors. To ensure consistency, the design is standardized. The quality of the materials and skill of the crafters is evident in the finished products, including the following specifications:
- Colorful pleated cotton front allowing for expansion over the nose, mouth, and chin
- Solid-color flannel interior for comfortable fit
- Dual tie design, which will not break down over time (as with elastic)
- Wire nose mold for a more secure fit (also favored by eyeglass wearers to reduce lens fogging)
- Access for insertion of filtering material (filter not included)
- Heat sanitized and packaged in a sterile environment
- Distributed in clear plastic packaging to prevent contamination
Colors/Patterns: Use the Style pull-down menu to view swatches of the colors available. Note that because they are sterilized and sold in sealed bags, many of the images are through cellophane, so reflections cause some distortion.
Fabric content: 100% cotton front and ties, cotton-polyester flannel blend for interior
Care instructions: machine wash, tumble or line dry
Mask: 9" wide, 2.5 -3” high at ends, up to 5.5"" high at center
Ties: 46" in length
Mask Disclaimer: This product is a face mask (as opposed to a surgical mask or filtering fireplace respirator), is not a replacement for medical grade PPE (personal protective equipment), and does not guarantee protection against COVID-19. No guarantee or warranty is made.
SPECIAL SHIPPING RATE FOR FACE MASKS: We do not offer Free Local Delivery for purchases involving masks only, but in-store pick up is available. To encourage safety and keep purchase costs lower, we offer a discounted shipping rate on purchases including face masks only. Choose “Mask (only) shipping at check out to take advantage of the special rate. If your mask is purchased in combination with other items, standard shipping rates apply.
Due to the nature of this product, there will be no returns or exchanges accepted for face masks. Please review the measurements to ensure that the will fit its intended wearer. If the fit is not to your liking after purchase, please consider washing the mask and sharing it with a friend, family member, or essential worker in need of one.