Now that the CDC has recommended that all people who go outside their homes wear face masks, many are scrambling to find something that will cover their noses and mouths. While a bandana or a scarf will do in a pinch, they aren’t the most comfortable or effective ways to cover the face.
Here’s what you need to know to make a comfortable, effective face mask with very little work.
While you may not have anything lying around your house that is as effective at blocking particles as an N95 mask, many common household materials are more effective than you might think. Consider the chart and choose the materials you have available. Note that most masks require multiple layers, which can increase protection.
If you are comfortable sewing and have a machine at the ready, then you can find any number of mask tutorials online. You can choose between masks that tie behind the ears, those that have elastic, and those that tie behind the head. You can also choose masks with space for wire over the nose and holes where you can insert a filter.
If you have a bandana or a square piece of material about that size and two large hair ties, it’s easy to make your own mask.
If you have an old t-shirt, it’s easy to make a mask. It helps if the t-shirt has at least a little bit of stretch to it.
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