WonderThreadsbyAlice

Face masks for everyone, sewn with love in Portland, OR

Announcement    The Blue Collection is on sale until it’s gone!

Sewing & Shipping Times - I custom sew every order once placed (with the exception of the Ready to Ship collection); it generally takes me about 5 days to sew before shipping (orders of 5+ masks may take a little longer). If you are looking for a mask in a hurry, check out the Ready to Ship listing - these masks are already sewn and ready to ship to you the next business day.

Porch Pickups - If you are located in Portland, I would be happy to arrange a contactless porch pickup and waive shipping (I am in inner NE). Please send me a message to coordinate.

Thank you for your support and commitment to masking up!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 10, 2021

The Blue Collection is on sale until it’s gone!

Sewing & Shipping Times - I custom sew every order once placed (with the exception of the Ready to Ship collection); it generally takes me about 5 days to sew before shipping (orders of 5+ masks may take a little longer). If you are looking for a mask in a hurry, check out the Ready to Ship listing - these masks are already sewn and ready to ship to you the next business day.

Porch Pickups - If you are located in Portland, I would be happy to arrange a contactless porch pickup and waive shipping (I am in inner NE). Please send me a message to coordinate.

Thank you for your support and commitment to masking up!

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Alice Kersting

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About WonderThreadsbyAlice

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Face masks for everyone, sewn with love in Portland, Oregon

As we traverse this strange new reality together, I am on a mission to make wearing a well-fitted, face mask easy, accessible, and little bit more fun & fashionable for everyone! After leaving my day job in April, I've been testing and perfecting a cloth mask pattern that is adjustable, washable, fun, and comfortable for everyone member of the family to wear.

Why cloth masks? Discarded single use face masks and gloves are entering oceans and washing up on shorelines at alarming rates, contributing to already catastrophic pressure from human waste on marine ecosystems. Cloth masks are washable, durable, and can be worn over and over. Additionally, I source the majority of my fabric from local shops, who specialize in environmentally conscious suppliers; I exclusively use biodegradable and natural detergents to prewash your mask fabric; and I package only with reused materials and paper.

Whatever print, pattern, or statement suits your fancy, know that every mask was sewn with a whole lotta love and gratitude by yours truly. We will get through this together!

Shop members

  • Alice Kersting

    Owner, Maker

    Perhaps one of my better hidden talents, I have been sewing fun/fashion/furnishings since my first grade days as a wee 4Her. Since leaving my day job in April, I've put "learn by doing" to the test to create masks that are well-fitted and fun!

Production partners

  • Bridge Nine Candle Co.

    Portland, OR

    Bridge Nine Candle Co. was born in the North Portland community of Portland, OR. Since the beginning, our vision has been to create candles based on simplicity and sustainability for your everyday lifestyle. Bridge Nine is run by it's founder, Chelsea Arvesen.

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Last updated on Jan 28, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Your mask comes pre-washed to reduce shrinking when you wash at home. To maximize the longevity of your mask, I recommend machine washing in a zipped garmet bag (so the ear straps don't get caught), or washing by hand. Air dry flat. To reshape, touch up with an iron.

Sizing details

- Medium fits most "average" adult face
- Large is best for folks with wide faces, big noses or facial hair
- Small is suited for petite faces (short, small nose) or kids 5-10ish.
- X Small fits kiddos 2-4ish.

Note: whatever size you try, the adjustable straps will get you a good fit!

Custom and personalized orders

There’s nothing better than masking up as a team or family! I’d be happy to help you find the perfect fabric and fit for every member of your group at a quantity discount. Send me a DM and let’s discuss!

Lining layers & filters

I generally sew my masks with two layers - a cotton exterior and flannel interior. Flannel is extra thick - for better filtration - and softer against your skin. If you would prefer a more lightweight mask, I can use a cotton interior. Conversely, if you'd like an additional layer added, I can add a third cotton layer (at no charge). Please specify either of these requests in the "Personalization" field.

At this time, I don't have the ability to add filter pockets into my pattern, but am always working on ways to improve my masks without losing their fit or comfort.