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How to make a face mask: 3 ways to make DIY face masks

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How to Wear a Cloth FaceMask ( Covering  )

Side view of an individual wearing a cloth face covering, which conceals their mouth and nose areas and features a string looped behind the visible ear to carry the covering in placethe highest of the covering is positioned slightly below the eyes and therefore the bottom extends right down to cover the chin. The visible side of the covering extends to hide approximately half the individual’s cheek.
Cloth face coverings should—
fit snugly but securely against the side of the face
be secured with ties or ear loops
include multiple layers of fabric
Allow for breathing without restriction
be ready to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to the shape.

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings-

CDC advises wearing cloth face coverings publicly settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to take care of (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of serious community-based transmission.
CDC also recommends the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people that may have the virus and don’t realize it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or created at home from common materials at low cost are often used as a further, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings shouldn’t be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to get rid of the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings suggested aren’t surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that have got to still be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Should fabric face covers be washed or in any case cleaned routinely? How normally?

Indeed. They ought to be routinely washed relying upon the recurrence of utilization.

How can one securely disinfect/clean a material face covering?

A clothes washer should do the trick in appropriately washing a face covering.

How can one securely take off a pre-owned material face covering?

People ought to be mindful so as not to contact their eyes, nose, and mouth while expelling their face covering and wash hands following evacuating.

Sewn Cloth Face Covering

Two 10″x6″ square shapes of cotton texture
Two 6″ bits of versatile (or elastic groups, string, fabric strips, or hairpins)
Needle and string (or bobby pin)
Sewing machine


1. Cut out two 10-by-6-inch square shapes of cotton texture. Utilize firmly woven cotton, for example, knitting texture or cotton sheets. Shirt texture will work when absolutely necessary. Stack the two square shapes; you will sew the veil as though it was a solitary bit of texture.
A nearby of the two rectangular bits of material expected to make a fabric face covering has appeared. These bits of the fabric have been cut utilizing some scissors. Each bit of fabric estimates ten crawls in width and six creeps long.
2. Overlap over the long sides ¼ inch and fix. At that point overlay the twofold layer of texture over ½ inch along the short sides and fasten down.
Run a 6-inch length of 1/8-inch wide flexible through the more extensive stitch on each side of the cover. These will be the ear circles. Utilize an enormous needle or a bobby pin to string it through. Tie the finishes tight.
Try not to have flexible? Use pins or flexible head groups. In the event that you just have a string, you can make the ties longer and tie the cover behind your head.
Two six-inch bits of versatile or string are strung through the open one-half inch fixes made on the left and right half of the square shape. At that point, the two parts of the bargains or string are integrated into a bunch.
4. Tenderly draw on the versatile with the goal that the bunches are tucked inside the stitch. Assemble the sides of the cover on the versatile and alter so the veil accommodates your face. At that point safely line the versatile set up to shield it from slipping.
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Bandana Face Covering

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You will require:
A handkerchief or scarf
2 x versatile or elastic groups, or barrettes
An espresso channel, paper towel or kitchen roll (discretionary)
The most straightforward technique for making your own face veil includes utilizing a handkerchief or a scarf. Note that if your handkerchief or scarf is excessively dainty – hold it up to the light to perceive the amount you can see through it, the less you can see, the better – at that point your face cover won’t be as compelling. Materials that are firmly woven and 100 percent cotton are ideal.
The CDC suggests collapsing your handkerchief into equal parts, at that point collapsing it again twice – lengthways from both the top and the base. Now, you can likewise include a square bit of espresso channel, paper towel or kitchen move to your veil – which you can change.
At that point place your elastic groups or barrettes around your segment of material, and overlap the material in towards the center, tucking the closures into one another if conceivable.
Top health spokesperson, Dr Jerome Adam, exhibits how to do this in the video beneath. As should be obvious, this is a snappy and simple strategy for making your own face veil.

How to make a T-shirt face mask

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You will require:
A T-shirt
Espresso channel or paper towel (discretionary)
On the off chance that you have a T-shirt that you wouldn’t fret cutting up, at that point you can without much of a stretch and rapidly grimace cover from it. Note that you would prefer not to utilize extremely old T-shirts on the off chance that they have openings in them or are worn through. Preferably, your T-shirt ought to be 100 percent cotton and as hazy as could be expected under the circumstances.
To begin, just cut the base off your T-shirt. The tallness of the measure of material you need ought to be the length from the highest point of your nose to underneath your jawline (around 7-8-creeps of 17-20cm). It’s ideal to cut greater than you might suspect you need so you can trim the overabundance later.
You at that point need to cut into your T-shirt – around 6-7-inches (15-17cm) – to make the ties for your face cover. Follow the video or outline beneath to perceive how to do this. Next, cut your ties with the goal that you can retie them around your head. Alter until you get a cozy fit around your nose and jawline. In the event that you like, you can include an espresso channel or paper towel to your face veil, and secure it with a self-locking pin.


  • What a great tutorial and just the perfect time! I am so glad you shared such easy tutorials.

  • GREAT tutorial! There was a time period where I did not have a mask and I was going to have to make one – but then, I was gifted some masks so I feel good! 🙂 But I have this as a back up!

  • This is absolutely helpful in times that we do not have this protective shield from the drugstores in the market. Thanks for sharing.

  • Masks are the new gold these days. Thanks for sharing these techniques since its hard to get our hands on masks nowadays.

  • This is a very detailed post.
    Thank you very much,because of internet it’s now easy for everyone to make face masks.

  • This is a fantastic tutorial. And very practical too ?
    Much needed now with the severe shortage of PPEs during this global pandemic.
    Thnaks for sharing.

  • I wish I had read this article a month ago when I couldn’t leave home because I had no face masks and they were sold out everywhere!

  • These are great ways to repurpose old bandanas of tshirts. Soon, as the restrictions will be lifted, we will be obliged to wear masks, and the official ones in the stores are so expensive.

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