DIY & Health: No sew face mask

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Non-sewn Mask


  • Bandana, old t-shirt, or square cotton cloth (cut approximately 20”x20”)
  • Rubber bands (or hair ties)
  • Scissors (if you are cutting your own cloth)

Pick out the bandana, t-shirt, or other fabric you’d like to use. Lay your fabric out flat on the table, with the patterned side facing down towards the table and the back side facing up towards you.

Take the top edge of the fabric and fold it down so it reaches the center of the bandana. Do the same with the bottom half and fold the fabric up so it reaches the center of the bandana, meeting the top edge that you folded down.

Complete two more folds by folding the top down to the middle and the bottom up to the middle. This will create some pleats that will allow the mask to better fit your face.

Fold the right and left sides of your fabric rectangle towards the center. You’ll now have a smaller rectangle of folded fabric and you’ll be able to place a rubber band on each side.

Take a rubber band and slip it over one end of the folded fabric, leaving a few inches on the end. Repeat with the other rubber band on the other side of the folded fabric.

If you’d like you can tuck one of these folds inside of the other to further secure the fabric, but this isn’t necessary.

The side that’s facing you will be the inside of the mask. It’s now ready to use!

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