In the times of COVID-19 (or the novel coronavirus), you may be looking to make your own mask at home. It is pretty easy if you have a little fabric, a ruler, scissors and a sewing machine.
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Easy sewn cloth mask
In these times of COVID-19, the CDC recommends that we all wear masks when in public to protect ourselves and others and slow the spread. You can make a mask pretty easily with rubber bands and a t-shirt. But if you want one more secure, can be customized and will be washed and worn again, this one will help you.
Luckily, you do not need a pattern, pins or even a iron. You can customize the material and pattern to fit you. It’s simple and only takes about 30 minutes and a sewing machine.
A few tips
If you want to make loops for the ears instead of tie strings, just shorten the length of your homemade string to about 7 inches for each side. Depending on your face you may need more or less. Many different cloth masks ask for 1/8inch elastic, which I didn’t have, but that will mimic the blue masks you see in medical settings.
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Be sure to use two pieces of cloth as that is the most effective way. Some cloth mask recommendations are including 3 pieces, which you can do with this. They are also recommending that you use different material, like jean, quilting cotton and t-shirt. This can also be done with this pattern.
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