2 months ago, I shared with my friend an image of a fabric face mask. Who would of thought that this item would become a trend in a serious but fashion sense during the CV pandemic.
I met up with Nsobila Anaba a creative designer in his shop at the Art Centre in Accra. There has been a boom in the market where designers have traded making bags to masks.
Whilst in the shop I selected a mask and was fortunate that Nsobila had a piece of the same material left for me to head wrap. As we conversed Nsobila sewed on his machine and explained the process.
At home on a rainy afternoon I decided to make some fabric face masks after being impressed by Nsobila as I just cannot have 1 matching set. I don’t have a sewing machine but sewing with a needle and cotton is just as effective but slower. I made a template, then firstly sewed the curves first, then sides together before adding the elastic at either end.
I wear headwraps often, so made sense to make reversible matching sets, so 2 for the price of 1. Its funny as I walk down the road in my area, the venders turn heads – some saying “I like it oooo, its nice, I want one, Africa mama’.
This is an old dress that does not fit me, but love the fabric so much I use to wrap around head with mask to match.
Although I made a few of my own I still bought some from shop venders at 5 ghc each as a way of support. Masks are
Lets support Made in Ghana goods.
bless Sister E (Naa Dzamah