How to Make a Face Mask
How to make a face mask for corona virus (pollution, dust or germs) is a full video tutorial and free printable pattern (below). Wearing a mask can help us to do our part in slowing the spread of Covid 19. With global shortages of face masks as the corona virus continues to spread worldwide its time to take action. Be part of the solution, not the problem and make your own face mask. So eave the purchasing of manufactured masks for the hospitals and medical workers that really need them.
I make no claims to the medical qualifications of this mask, it does not have a N95 filter system. Please follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing, group gathering size, hand washing, and quarantine restrictions.
I am not a medical professional, this is just an attempt to provide a sewing skills teaching moment, and ease the strain on resources essential to the medical community.
Make and wear this mask to remind you to keep your distance from others, keep your germs to yourself and to remind you not to touch your face.
Tips for making:
*Use 100% cotton fabric for maximum effectiveness. Wash masks after every wearing.
*When available, use iron-on Pellon between layers for extra filtration.
Free printable pattern- ready to download. Drag and drop the above pattern to your desktop. It is ready to be printed on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Learn how to make your own fabric face mask in a few easy steps. I use a sewing machine but this project can be very easily sewn by hand.
Toilet paper is hard to make but face masks are easy! Please make your own face mask. Then take it a step further- make more masks for your local grocery store workers to show that you appreciate all of their hard work.
This mask can be used as a dust or pollution mask as well. Furthermore it come in handy if you’re famous and trying to keep the paparazzi at bay. It’s reversible for two different looks. In a pinch it could be useful in staving off frostbite on your cheeks and nose while mountain climbing and likewise work in place of sunscreen in extreme cold climates where corona virus is frozen and likely no threat.
Seriously, sewing is fun and easy to learn with a how to make a face mask tutorial to follow. What are you waiting for- give it a go and be part of the solution in containing the corona virus.