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Now that people are supposed to wear face masks, but nothing "medical grade", it's time for DIY stuff... I'm not into crafts, so I'm kind of shocked this turned out OK.. The fabric is from an old worn-out T-shirt I hadn't worn in years... (too bad I didn't have a black T-shirt).

Here's the 5-min tutorial: https://youtu.be/9rxvijJ7L8g

The girl is Vietnamese but the video has English subtitles, and anyway it's self-explanatory... I don't have a sewing machine, so I'm glad I was taught the basics of needle sewing in elementary school (amazing I still remember that stuff).


when making a decent mask at home go for the finest weave possible and layers.
the smaller weave will leave smaller holes, and the layers will help make up for what holes are there.

just make sure you can still breath easily.
drymer · 56-60, M
@UnlikelyTomato Also, for a better fit the fabric is supposed to be a bit stretchy... I believe the tutorial recommends "old leggings", but I don't have that... Fortunately my old t-shirt was a bit stretchy somehow...
@drymer stretch can make a nice seal, but can also widen holes in the weave.
I would use a stretchy material for the outside and edges, but use something firmer to layer the inside. best of both worlds.
Smart23 · 51-55, F
Studies have shown that wearing a mask will not protect you from getting the Corona virus.

 
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