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How To Make a Cloth Face Mask

P R E V E N T I O N    I S   K E Y

Masks have started to become mandatory in public in some parts of the world. With the ongoing global pandemic, it is essential for all of us to stay safe and try to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible. 

We have provided a tutorial below on how to make your homemade cloth mask. You can wash these after each use instead of having to re-use or re-purchase packs of disposable medical masks.

This mask tutorial is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

What You Will Need:

  • Two 10”x6” rectangles of cotton fabric 
  • Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties) 
  • Needle and thread (or bobby pin) 
  • Scissors 
  • Sewing machine

S T E P 1

Cut out two 10 x 6 inch rectangles of cotton or quilted fabric. Stack the two cut out rectangles and sew the mask as if it was a single piece of fabric.

S T E P 2

Fold over the long sides ¼ inch and hem them. Next, fold the double layer of fabric over ½ inch along the short sides and stitch down.

S T E P 
Pull a 6-inch length of 1/8-inch wide elastic or piece of string through the wider hem on each side of the mask. These are the ear loops! If you need help running it through, use a large needle or a bobby pin. Tie the ends tight.

S T E P  4 
 Pull gently on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside of the hem. Gather the sides of the mask on the elastic and adjust so the mask fits your face properly. Once fitted, stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping.

Y O U ' R E   D O N E!

Remember to wash your masks before and after use! You can hand wash or put them in a mesh washing bag (usually used for delicate clothing) so that the masks don’t fall apart.

Have no tools to make a homemade mask? Purchase a Reusable Filter Mask from us here! We do have a limited supply of masks left.

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