Making a DIY face mask is quick, easy and a great way to ensure that surgical masks are reserved for frontline workers.
Here are eight easy ways to make a homemade, no-sew mask fashioned from household items or using common, low-cost materials.
DIY Bandana Face Mask
A bandana and two hair ties is one of the easiest ways to make a homemade face mask without a sewing machine. This also works with any other fabric you have lying around the house, and it can be reused as long as you wash and dry it thoroughly.
And if wearing a mask causes you discomfort, you can reduce ear strain by fixing one of our reusable ties to each hair tie to make a more comfortable fastener.
DIY Kitchen Roll Mask
The bandana technique also works with a couple of sheets of kitchen roll – a quick and easy way to make a disposable face mask.
DIY T-Shirt Face Mask
If you have an old t-shirt to hand, you have the makings of a DIY face mask. All you need for this quick and easy no-sew mask is an old t-shirt of your choice and a pack of VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Ovals.
No-Sew Mask with Removable Filter
This DIY no-sew mask with a removable filter provides an extra layer of protection. Stick on a filter with VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape and peel it off and replace it after every wear.
DIY Mask with Headband (To Reduce Ear Strain)
This DIY mask, made using a headband and an old t-shirt, is a great way to reduce strain on the ears. All you need is a pack of VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape to stick the mask to the headband.
Fun DIY Mask for Kids
Encouraging children to wear a mask can be tricky – so use this clever hack to make it fun! Stick interchangeable funny faces onto plain face masks using VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Ovals.
Mask Comfort Hack
Whichever mask style you choose, try this clever hack if the straps are causing ear strain and discomfort. Simply take a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Tie and hook it around both ear straps to make a long fastener that wraps around the back of your head and puts less strain on the ears.
Let us know if you try any of these face covering tips and check out our YouTube playlist to watch all our DIY mask tutorials in full!