Choosing the Right Size
Our adult 3D Cotton Face Coverings come in small, medium, large and extra large. The child size fits most kids from ages age 3 to 10 (or so). These masks are designed to cover only where they need (not ear to ear and eyeballs to neck). Our sizing is generous, aided by the fact that the 3D fit allows the face covering to sit away from your mouth and nose. The adjustable tie options allow you even more flexibility in fit.
The most critical measurement is from the bridge of your nose (where your glasses would sit) to the crease in your chin. The mask width (top to bottom) should be slightly smaller than this measurement. As always, if you have questions please contact us and we will be happy to answer them. Please understand that we are very busy in the studio, so reply times could be up to two or three days.
Finished Mask Sizes:
Child size is 19.25 cm long (side to side) x 13.7 cm wide (top to bottom)
Small size is 20 cm long x 15.5 cm wide
Medium size is 21cm long x 16.3 cm wide
Large size 22 cm long x 17.2 cm
Extra Large size is 23 cm long x 18 cm wide
A Note About Sizing
Unfortunately because of the obvious risks, we have not been able to measure our customers to see which varied dimensions work for each size. Sizing is a personal thing as well. For example, I do not like my face coverings very large. I am about 140 lbs, and wear a small. The medium is tolerable, but the large feels uncomfortably overbearing. Two of my daughters between 120 to 135 wear small. I have one daughter who is about 150 with more weight around her chin, and she wears a medium. One daughter is over 220 lbs and she wears a large. The X-Large is good for someone over 200 pounds or so, or persons with a full beard. My husband has a smaller beard, and he wears a large. Both facial structure and weight are factors in sizing, especially if you have a strong jawline or substantial chin. Those with a longer nose may also need to choose the larger size, if you find yourself between two sizes.
On Tie Options
Our tie options are personal preference as well. Many of our family members do not like the ear loops, and are thrilled to have an alternative. We do not find a huge difference in comfort between the nylon Paracord (non-stretchy) and the elastic bungee cord. Both work well for us. If you style your hair, you may prefer ear loops. If you have worn face coverings with ear loops and they work well for you, ours are soft and non-irritating. The bungee elastic is certainly easier for kids (as it has a snap closure), but some children prefer the ear loops. We do sell ties separately here, so if you wish (or need) an option to change the ties, it is available.