The coronavirus infection is spreading too fast everywhere and people are doing their best to protect themselves and stay healthy. The main thing that you should do is to stay home and not go outside if you don’t have a good reason to do it, and if you do go outside you should make sure that you keep social distance of 2 meters. Wearing masks is another things that you should do in case you have the virus inside you not to spread it to other peoples. We are witnessing a shortage of face masks all the time, and if you didn’t manage to buy yourselves ones, then you should definitely try and do them at home. Everyone who is able to make them is making them in large numbers and donating them to people who can afford them. If you have free time and nothing to do, this may be quite a good hobby to take while you are spending most of your time inside your home. In this article I’m going to show you How To Make Fabric Face Masks And Protect Yourselves And The Others From The Coronavirus. The tutorial is pretty elaborate, so even the most inexperienced person can learn to make them. If you have sewing machine the process can go quicker, but if you don’t doing them by hand is totally possible too. Scroll down and learn a new skill while you are in quarantine!
The necessary materials are:
- Face mask pattern—adult size or child size
- (1) 7″ x 14″ (6″ x 11″ for child size) outer layer fabric (tight-woven cotton)
- (1) 7″ x 14″ (6″ x 11″ for child size) lining layer fabric (tight-woven cotton)
- (2) 14″ pieces of thin elastic (cord or flat-woven)
- Marking pen
- Needle or sewing machine
- Straight pins
Cut the pattern.
Fold the rights sides together so the two short ends match.
Pin the pattern through both layers of fabric.
Cut and unpin.
Repeat the same with the lining fabric.
Pin along the curved edge of both the fabrics and sew.
Open the pieces and use an iron to press the seam.
Pin all around the outside of the mask.
Sew the lining and make sure you leave an open spot for turning.
Turn the mask. Fold the sides and pin. Close the open spot.
Topstitch around the outside of the mask .
Add the elastic.
Keep in mind that the you should use these fabric face masks only if there is a shortage of high-quality medical masks!