CDC now recommends we all wear face masks, but not all of us can sew or own a sewing machine. When I published a face mask sewing pattern last time, I got requests for a no-sew face mask.
I decided to come up with a simple 2 layered design that anyone can make using supplies that are found in every house.
If you have a T-shirt and a pair of sharp scissors, you can easily make this DIY face mask using my printable template.
This is a fast and easy no-sew design for those who cannot sew. If you know how to sew, you can check out my face mask sewing pattern instead.
These masks are never a replacement for N95 masks. They can only be used when N95 masks are not available and also as a covering for N95 masks, to make it last longer.
As per the CDC, children under the age of 2, people with trouble breathing, and anybody unable to remove a mask unassisted should not wear a face mask.
No-Sew DIY Face Mask Pattern
1. A 100% cotton T-shirt. You will find this information at the back of the neckline or on the wash care labels attached to the side seam of your T-shirt. The thicker the material, the better. You can use new or old, but make sure to wash and iron it.
2. A pair of sharp scissors
3. A Ruler
4. A safety pin(optional)
5. A pen or fabric marker
How to Make the Base of the Mask
How to Make the Mask Ties
Cut open one side of the strip and gently tug. The ties will roll up by itself. Cut each tie to 33 inches length.
Putting the DIY Mask Together
How to Wear the No-sew Mask
Note: The wider part where you have the side seam goes on your nose.
Take the two top ties, go over your ears and tie it behind your head gently. It will feel a little awkward as the ties might slide up at this point. Now, tie the two bottom ties behind your neck.
You can now take off the top ties and readjust them for a comfortable fit.
First, tie the bottom two ties. This will ensure that your ties don’t move when you put on the mask.
Now go ahead and tie the top two ties behind your head. Unravel the bottom ties and tie them behind your neck.
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