With the coronavirus pandemic growing by the minute, we have to protect ourselves from getting or possibly spreading the virus. A great way to be cautious during these times is by creating your own no-sew half face mask.
“Act like you have the virus.” Take proper measures all the time and avoid crowded places as much as possible. Keeping your face covered avoids you from touching your face, which can be its entrance to your body. Wearing a mask at all times can go a long way from keeping you healthy.
Turn your old printed shirts to something useful. Follow these four easy steps.
Use a Shirt to Make a Non-Surgical Half Face Mask
- A blank paper
- T-shirt or bandana
- Paper towel
Step 1: Prepare the Materials
Prepare the materials you have and lay everything down on the table for easy access.
Step 2: Set the Shirt for Designing
Lay a printed shirt on a table and have the prints face up. It would be what the front part of your mask would show.
Use the paper to measure the space of the shirt where you would cut. Mark around the edges of the paper by using the pen.
Step 3: Cut the Shirt
Now that you have marked your shirt, grab your scissors to cut along the lines. Bigger and sharper blades could cut through 4 layers of fabric. If you do this, it will be easier and faster to make more for the whole family.
Also, more layers for the mask means more protection.
Pinch and snip five holes on each side all the way through. This is where you’ll insert the ties for your ears and the back of your head.
Cut two 1-inch pieces from the remaining cloth of the shirt to use as ties. Avoid using hems.
Step 4: Attach the Ties
Take the ties and weave it through the side holes you created for the mask.
Start with the top hole. Put the tie in the first front hole, out on the second, in on the third, and so on. Do it on the other side as well.
Bunch the mask from the side and it should start looking like a regular face mask. Use the ties to fasten the whole thing around your head.
Try it on and adjust the knots if you need to. You’re done and now you have a half-face mask to use.
Watch this video from Sarah Suemnig to learn more about how to do a half-face mask from a T-shirt:
Now that the government has asked us to always wear a mask for everyone’s safety, it’s the best time to create your own half-face mask of your own to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Try to avoid going to the supermarket since there will be a lot of people there getting supplies. Have your supplies delivered instead if you haven’t stocked up.
Prevention is better than cure and staying away from everyone is the best way to not acquire the virus. It’s best to stay home and make masks for the family.
Do you have other ideas on how you can turn a used shirt as a half-face mask? Share it with us in the comment section below.
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