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The US CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) now recommends that all Americans wear masks in public, but there is one problem: there are not enough masks. Understandably, most of the available medical-grade N95 masks are specially prepared for medical staff, but people at home can still find ways to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Especially in the epidemic situation, many couriers stop delivery. Even if you buy a mask online, it may not be delivered to you in time according to the agreed time. Many people have started to make masks for coronavirus using the fabrics they find at home, and this is very easy to do.
The following two DIY covid mask methods are approved by the CDC and can be completed in a few minutes. If you don't have a sewing machine, please don't worry, the two versions produced do not have any complicated patterns to cut or sew.
According to the CDC guidelines, the cloth mask should:
Fits snugly but comfortably on the face.
Includes multiple layers of fabric.
It does not affect breathing.
It can be cleaned and machine dried without damage or deformation.
Handkerchief or headscarf
Head rope / elastic band
1. Fold the handkerchief in half along the horizontal axis.
2. Place the coffee filter paper in the center of the handkerchief. Fold the top down and then the bottom up so that the coffee filter paper is in the middle of the crease.
3. Put the first head rope around a third of the edge of the handkerchief, and place the second head rope on the other third. The two head ropes should be 6 inches apart.
4. Fold the left side to the center, then fold the right side to the center, and insert the right side into the left flip.
5. To wear a mask, simply hang the head rope on your ears.
1. Prepare old T-shirts, preferably 100% cotton. Measure 7-8 inches from the bottom and cut along the sides of the T-shirt to make your mask have 2 layers.
2. Besides, cut a rectangle about 6 to 7 inches long from the cut cloth to obtain a rope for fixing the mask.
3. Tie a rope to the head and another rope to the neck.
The above two methods of DIY homemade covid masks are simple and practical. Hurry up and make one!