The Sew & Sew
Linda L. Rigsbee
I usually wear my mask without a wire to form the mask around my nose. The masks I make do not have a wire, but they have a pocket for them.
I like the comfort and close fit of pipe-stems to form the nose piece rather than a paper clip. Since the pipe-stems are not washer friendly, they need to be removed before the mask is washed.
Fold pipe stem in half and insert folded end into the long pocket at the top of the mask. Push it all the way through, so that the folded end is sticking out about 1/2". At this point, the two ends should be inside the pocket. Now turn the folded end so that it is clamped against the pocket.