Fighting Illini Face Mask, University of Illinois Fan Mask, Gift for Illini Fan

Fighting Illini Face Mask, University of Illinois Fan Mask, Gift for Illini Fan

$12.00



Show your love for the Illini!!

U of I - Block I - Orange and blue mask with a neutral or orange lining.

100% Cotton fabric mask with two layers. Optimal for short and long term wearing.

Medium size fits most adults or older teens.

Machine or hand washable and reusable face mask with soft, elastic pieces. Light iron if it gets too wrinkly but if you air dry flat you should be fine. Soft spandex straps are 1/4”.

Contoured mask design fits to face but leaves some space for nose and mouth.

Bonus - will include reusable 2-3 nosepieces for every mask ordered AND silicon elastic adjusters just in case the ear straps are too loose.

If you want to get extra, I do carry them in the shop.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/834941254/nose-pieces-for-masks-reusable-aluminum

https://www.etsy.com/listing/893586453/silicon-elastic-cord-adjusters

Medium masks are 9” wide and 5.5” high

If you are unsure of the size, message me and we can figure out the best size for your face.

Mask can be ironed but do not iron the straps (elastic melts).

**Do not microwave the mask.**

I used to do a double top stitch but some of the prints are so nice I don’t want to take away and I’m more confident in my cutting and sewing so I’m going to start doing a single top stitch. If you would rather have the double, let me know and I can gladly make sure your masks have that.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size are your masks?

Most masks are medium and will fit adults and older teens.

If you have a smaller or larger face, please let me know and I’ll adjust the elastic or send a shortener or extender if possible.

Why don’t you offer pleated masks or other fabrics?

I spent a lot of time researching the best fit, materials and reading countless articles about efficacy.

Double layer quilt cotton was one of the best fabric combos. I did use flannel for one of the layers early on but while effective, made it much hotter and harder to breath. Chiffon is a good filter but harder to work with and frankly more expensive.

Knit, rayon, polyester and spandex are not effective and I wouldn’t feel comfortable making, donating or selling those as face covering.

I won’t do embroidery either because it can reduce the efficacy. I do two top stitches because I want the mask to stand up to multiple washings.

Care instructions

Masks can be machine washed and dried. If you want your mask to last longer, you may want to hand wash and line dry.

As long as you use soap or a diluted bleach mixture and allow the mask to dry thoroughly, you are good to go.

You can iron the mask but avoid heat on the straps to avoid melting the elastic.

PLEASE WASH BEFORE WEARING!!

Please wash between uses.

Why don’t you make a filter pocket?

Short answer: Pockets would require some time to do R&D to make sure I can produce these economically and efficiently. Many of my masks are made in advance and I wouldn’t feel comfortable adding another layer without testing for fit.

Long answer: Since I started making masks in April, I tried many variations and styles. I landed on this style and picked the softest ear elastics I could find. Efficacy, comfort and durability are my top concerns.

Since I have made over 3,000 masks, muscle memory and batch sewing has allowed me to continue to make these at the same level of output. Adding a third layer or augmenting the existing liner to allow for a filter insert would take time to test and I just haven’t had the time.

Why don’t you do nose pockets or sew the nose wires in to the mask?

Short answer: It offers the wearer options and the less sewing on the mask, the more effective & safer the mask is.

Long answer: I have donated ~500 masks to my local hospital. They had strict requirements for what you could donate and my masks adhere to those guidelines. Specially regarding sewn in nose wires.

Sewing the metal in to the mask can be problematic if the metal bends or breaks. Additionally, not everyone needs a wire on their mask.

The nose strips are economical and can be used several times. You can extend the life of the strip by using double sided or scotch tape.

Lastly, nose pockets, like filter pockets add more holes (from the needle) and the goal is to minimize holes, albeit small.

Reviews (5)

Average:

Amazing! My dad was so thrilled. Thanks!


Love this shop and owner!


These masks are PERFECT! They are well made and completely cover my mouth and nose without any gaps. Also, the patterns are BEAUTIFUL and the fabric is breathable. Thanks again!!!


The mask were awesome and the personal message made it special! Thank you


Love the pattern and the lightness of the fabric. Super fast delivery and most importantly, it fits so well! A most have for work.


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