2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:34 PM
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Hi, my grandma is making cloth face masks for first responders and we have run out of elastic in Park Ridge. Unfortunately we can't find it in stock anywhere. If anyone has any 1/4 inch or smaller elastic and is willing to sell it please let me know.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:36 PM

I’ve seen people use a shoelace and just tie the mask on.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:37 PM

Hair bands

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:37 PM

Did you try vogue fabric in Evanston.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:39 PM

I made mine with hair bands. I had to adjust my pattern, but I made it work.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:39 PM

I have elastic, but it's 1" wide. tried cutting it down but it frays. its yours if you want it

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:43 PM

Bungee cords at dollar tree cut it open full of elastic

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:45 PM

Erin Doyle Liss oh thank you. I'll find this post.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:49 PM

Pretty sure I saw rolls of it for sale on Etsy.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:58 PM

This may seem weird, but I think it would work great. Softer, still stretchy. loom string. The kind you make those little pot holders with. 1 string cut in half would do a mask. for each ear.

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 10:59 PM

Use pantyhose cut it across so you can make tons of ringlets of elastics and they’re comfortable on the ears I did this for my masks and I also use them as hair ties because they’re gentler on hair than regular elastic ties

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2 years ago on 04/13/2020 at 11:00 PM

I’m headed to bed now, but please dm me. I can give you some! 😊

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 1:19 AM

Sent you a pm

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 5:54 AM

Can she make them with ties instead of elastic

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 8:31 AM

Someone mentioned strips from tshirts

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 9:55 AM

You can find elastic bungee cords go to harbor freight

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 11:43 AM

My mom found some on eBay

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 12:48 PM

I don’t think this is the right size but you can have if you would like.

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2 years ago on 04/14/2020 at 12:49 PM

Opens bungee cord, full of elastic,

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