How to Make a Face Mask: Easy ways to make it at Home
A beginner's guide to how to make face masks to stay safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) , air pollution.
- 20 December 2020,
- 6:37 PM
Easy Steps To Make Homemade Face Mask
Step 1: Place T-shirt
Place an old t-shirt or cloth on the table, measure 7-8 inches starting from the bottom.
Step 2: Cut it
Cut up and across, take the rectangular shape material out.
Step 3: Rectangle Material
Place the rectangle material on the table.
Step 4: Flod It
Fold from bottom to middle, top to middle, repeat this process.
Step 5: Loop a Rubber Band
Loop a large hair tie or rubber band around each about 2 inches away from the end of the fabric.
Step 6: Bring left-right side towards centre
Bring the left and right side towards the centre.
Step 7: Face Mask on Mouth
Finally, place the mask over your mouth by the rubber band or hair ties around your ear
Step 8: Face Mask Ready to Wear
You have a hand stitch face mask now!
Making a face mask is not that hard a job, and if you are looking for the best and quick way to make a mask at home, we’ve got you covered.
Types of Face Mask:
These types of face masks are made of tangled fibres that are effective at filtering any kind of dust and pollution.
- Certified N95 respirators, it can filter almost 95% of the particles
- A certified N99 respirator can filter almost 99% of the particles
- Certified N100 respirators can filter almost 99.7% of the particles
- Surgical Face Mask
These types of face masks are made of synthetic fabric, but they do not meet the standards of NIOSH filtration. They filter about 10-90% of the pathogens and can be found as a disposable, single-use mask that can be used one time.
Face Mask Materials For Hand Sewn Mask
- Clean cloth or an old t-shirt
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Hair ties or rubber band
Face Mask Materials For Machine Sewn Face Mask
- Cotton cloth, about 20 inches by 20 inches
- Paper coffee filter
- Rubber bands or hair ties
- Sewing machine
Hand-Sewn Face Mask
With shortages of the mask, everyone is starting to learn the ways of making a hand-sewn mask. Hand sewn masks can be made from old clothes that you have at home, and they can be recycled and stitch by hand. Always pre-wash them. It is safe and easy to make, and in time’s when you need to keep changing the mask, having these hand-sewn face masks is handy!
Machine-Sewn Face Mask
Another easy way of making a DIY face mask is by using a sewing machine. This activity has become a top home activity, it can be made from material such as curtains, sheets, clothes etc. However, before you start the whole process, make sure to always pre-wash the fabrics to kill the germs.