Face Mask: How To Make And Protect Yourself?

Face Mask: How To Make And Protect Yourself?

Learning how to make a face mask may not have been an ability in life you have been hoping to learn, but be sure this guide has everything you need to make the process easier.

Everyone wants one (or two or three) in a variety of ways now that the face masks are mandatory. Which means that it’s tough to keep a face mask and it’s much more difficult to find one you don’t know for.

The good news is that making a face mask and protecting yourself using that in only a few short steps is super attainable, and we have 4 forms to pick from this which are easy to navigate.

Below, we discuss four ways to render the mask or skin of a home-made, non-medical person. Their advice has been based on the approaches provided by the CDC, with our own tips and tricks on how to build face masks in the most convenient and practical manner.

If you prefer to purchase a facial cover – even if you make your own mask, you still want to buy spares – see our guide to buy a facial cover, or use the links below to go directly to retailers who sell facial masks now.

While stores, lounges and restaurants are starting to accelerate business following residence orders, it does not mean all goes back to normal. Even now, when shopping, going to the doctor’s office and getting in touch with others, we have to adapt to “new standard” To order to facilitate in-person contact, masks are just one precaution.

In case your are planning to buy a mask for yourself, you can simply view the online store where it is pretty easy to get.

How To Make Yourself a Face Mask

This guide is made in terms of complexity. The first two techniques – how to create a face mask in bandana shape and how to use a T-shirt to produce a face mask – are super simple and require no sewing. Then we have two types, one without a sewing machine and another with a sewing press for stitching your face mask.

You can either sew or buy something new with spare fabric that you have at home.


Next, decide whether you need one before we get through our guidance for producing a face mask. The standard guidance on this varies worldwide but the general opinion is that you will not be protected against contracted Covid-19 by using a home-made face mask.

This will also lead to preventing people from spreading germs that you can bear, particularly if you are asymptomatic and don’t know that you have the disease. Remember that the facial masks we are talking about here are not facial masks so we wouldn’t recommend that you consider making your own models of PPE.

The government recommends people to wear a proper N-95 Mask to ensure you do not harm or get harmed while you move around your city.

You also need to ensure you follow all the rules and guidelines provided by the central and local government to stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus.

First Way: Using a Bandana OR Scarf

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Image Credit: CDC

You ‘re going to need:

  • A scarf or a bandana
  • Two x rubber or elastic bands, or hair bands
  • A coffee filter , sheet or kitchen roll  (optional)

A bandana or a scarf is the best way to make your own face mask. Remember that the best bandana or scarf is to be picked. Take it to the sun and see how well it is visible. The little you see, the better; if the substance is too thin, the less powerful would be your face mask. 100% cotton is best, purely woven.

The CDC suggests that your bandana should be half folded, then twice folded-both top and bottom longitudinally. There’s also a square coffee filter, a towel or a kitchen towel that can be added to the mask – which can be changed.

Place your rubber bands or hair ties around your material strip and fold the material towards the centre and, if possible, tie the ends together.

Dr Jerome Adam, General Surgeon, explains in the video below how to do this. It is a really simple and easy way, as you can see, to make your own mask.


Second Way: Using a T-Shirt

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Image Credit: CDC

You ‘re going to need:

  • One T-shirt
  • Scissor
  • Towel or coffee filter (optional)

You can quickly and effectively make a face mask from a T-shirt that you don’t care about cutting. Note that if you have holes in them or are worn through, you don’t really want to use old T-shirts. Ideally, 100% cotton and as seamless as possible will be the T-shirt.

Just cut off your T-shirt from the bottom. The length from top to bottom of your chin should be around 7-8 inches (17-20 cm). The materials are required in height. It’s best to remove the measurement strip if you’re unsure and cut it larger than you think you need, to trim it later (you’ll run into problems if you cut it too little).

You have to cut into your T-shirt (approximately 15-17 cm) – about 6-7-inch (15-17 cm) to make the tie for your mask. Next, you should break off your bonds and get them around your head. Set it until the nose and chin have a snug fit.

Third Way: Making Face Mask Without Sewing Machine

You will need:

  • Cotton fabric (10-11-inches or 25-28cm in diameter)
  • 2 x 6-inch (15cm) pieces of elastic or rubber bands, hair ties or strips of cloth
  • A plate, or something round to draw around
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins

It can be done with or without a sewing machine to make a face mask. It’s straightforward and our guidelines are based on the accompanying video, which is really easy to follow and you can pause before you continue (although hopefully, you want to mute cheesy music!). It is a basic template.

The facial mask approach gives you a slightly circular mask, which in the next approach better suits your face than the rectangular version. It’s all made of single stuff, making it nice and simple.

Put the material on a flat surface first (iron it first if required). Top that and trace around the plate with a scale about 10-12, or 25-28 cm in diameter. Then cut off the form of your circle. Once you’ve cut out it twice, fold it up, so you get four curved triangles on top of each other, then cut your triangles off, so you’ve got four separate forms (see the video if you don’t know, and everything becomes clear!).

Next, put one form face up and another face-up, so that the wrong side of the material is on the outside. When you’ve got buttons, lock together. Do the same with the two other forms.

Knot together instead of with a needle and thread over the bent side of the cloth, with a knot or the like. Use your stitches to ideally not have any gaps. When you’ve done this, open the triangles and get a kind of structure like a sphere. Place the domes on top of each other, aligned on the front faces. Pin the edges of your face mask and sew it around, leaving a little gap on one end.

Then, draw the material (carefully) through the crack until you are on the front ends of your face mask and then fix the small gap.

Just insert your ties into your face mask now. Fold one of your mask’s pointy edges over it and then sew it down. If you want to make this easier, you can use iron as you fold. On the other side do the same.

A little pocket or hem should be made now to insert your ties. You can then use the safety pin or needle to thread your elastic or attachment through the bow .. Hook the elastic up and finish. You can turn the links so that if you want, the knots are within your face mask.

Fourth Way: Using a Sewing Machine

You will need:

  • Cotton fabric (10 x 6-inches or roughly 25 x 15 cm)
  • 2 x 6-inch (15cm) pieces of elastic or rubber bands, hair ties or strips of cloth
  • Sewing machine (ideally)
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Jewellery wire, or thin wire (optional)

Cut the material to about 10 x 6 inches or about 25 x 15 cm to produce the face mask with sewing machine (although you can create this face mask style by stitching it by hand). When you just want to see which part of the mask is the front, use two different materials and do not put it in the front (which is not advised for hygiene purposes), so you can choose two different materials.

Then position on top of each other two pieces of cloth. You want the template you want to be on your mask’s ‘end.’ The substance element facing you is the inside of your suit.

This would get messier if you read it and do it so we have a tutorial for it.

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Rajat Singhhttps://bioinformaticsindia.com
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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