New diy face mask tutorial using pillow case, tshirt and hair elastics.
Although a cloth mask such as this cannot prevent someone from catching Covid19 as they do not filter the virus like an N95 mask can, these masks still have value to the community. They can be used in public to help “cover a cough”. The can also help remind people not to touch their nose and mouth if their face is covered. These handmade masks can also be used as filter covers. They can fit over an N95 mask as a cover to prolong the life of the N95 mask. They can also be given out to visitors in medical centers to offer some protection from exposure or from touching their face during this pandemic.
You can find the tutorial I used on the Sweet Red Poppy site. Or click on the video below. Note that the bias tape strips are each 36” long. Folded over they will be 18” long. She says she cuts two that are 18” long, but that is incorrect. They are each 36” long, but folded in half, they will measure 18”)
I also didn’t have bias tape, so I used hem tape or made my own edging/ties using material that I have. I also used thick gauge copper wire to insert a flexible nose piece. There’s also a small opening in the back where a filter could be placed. Or, place another mask inside and use these as covers to help prolong the life of existing compliant masks.