I have been worrying a lot about our re-entry to school and daily life, since there are still so many questions about how contagious and dangerous the COVID-19 virus is. In an attempt to stop wallowing in my worry, I got to work coming up with a pattern for a fully-enclosed fabric hood and clear plastic face shield.
- Made from materials that are easily accessible and inexpensive.
- Uses a baseball cap as the support structure, which allows for a more comfortable and cool fit.
- Allows the wearer's face to be seen (important for lip reading and speech).
- Causes minimal glasses fog.
- Washable for repeated use.
- Has a double layer of fabric, with no gaps, to prevent germ transmission.
- NOT for hospital or medical use.
- NOT OSHA certified.
- Pattern is FREE to download and use for non-commerical, personal production.
I purchased the plastic (polycarbonate) from TAP Plastics. One sheet can be cut into enough for 12 shields and costs around $13 for the sheet.