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.

Annavita Lanong
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  • 20 December 2020,
  • 6:37 PM
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Face Mask for Coronavirus and air pollution: A beginner’s step by step guide to how to make face masks to stay safe from coronavirus, air pollution.

With the rise and spread of Covid-19 worldwide, Face mask is one of the best ways to prevent ourselves from the virus. It is highly recommended by the WHO to wear a mask especially in public places or community settings. A face mask is just not about protecting oneself, but also to protect the people. In such a situation, it becomes more of a necessity in our everyday lives.

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:

  1. Respirators

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
  1. 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
  • Scissors
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • 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.

Fabric Face Mask Video

First Published | Monday | 30 November 2020 , 3:10 PM