How to Make a Fabric Face Mask

How to Make a Fabric Face Mask

Watch Daisy Multifacetica’s video tutorial to find out how to make a comfortable DIY fabric face mask using VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape. This fabric mask is reusable, washable and a sustainable alternative to single-use, disposable face masks.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, wearing a face covering is now compulsory on public transport in England and recommended in other public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain, such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

What you need

Materials

Equipment

  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Clips
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Washable fabric pen
  • Iron

Best fabric for fabric face masks

Cotton is perfect for making DIY face masks – you could use a bandana, an old t-shirt or any other cotton cloth that you can find at home.

How to wash fabric face masks

It’s important to wash cloth face masks after each use. According to the CDC, you can include your face covering with your regular laundry, using your regular laundry detergent. They recommend using the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering.

No-sew fabric face masks

There are plenty of ways to make a quick and easy face mask without a sewing machine.

Check out our DIY face mask tutorials for eight different ways to make a no-sew face mask using items you already have at home. We’ll show you how to make easy DIY masks using old t-shirts and bandanas, as well as comfortable face masks using hats and headbands to take the strain off your ears.

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