Who’s surprised that we all need face masks now? I’ve only left the house twice in the last month for two quick trips to the bank, via the drive-thru— and I didn’t go without my face mask.
Rightfully so, medical-grade masks should be reserved for healthcare workers, thus making your own mask is the next best option.
Watch My No-Sew DIY Face Mask Video Tutorial
No-Sew Kitchen Towel Face Mask
There are millions of people doing incredible things at home. Including the crafty mama mask makers. The ones that have come up with a solution so that everyone has personal protection wear when out in public.
I received the best instructions for the no-sew kitchen towel face mask. I substituted in my fancy tea towels because I love their design.
The no-sew face mask can be made by using any cotton kitchen towel. 100% cotton towels are preferred for absorbency and breathability.
And once again, sisters are doing it for themselves, making masks for their families, communities and first responders!
These are the easiest of instructions. Simply fold— no-sew!
Thank you, Ritz brand dish towels, for sending these instructions my way.
1. Lay a clean 100% cotton kitchen towel on a clean, sanitized surface.
2. Fold the bottom 1/3 of the kitchen towel up.
3. Fold the top 1/3 of the kitchen towel down so that the ends meet, and the towel is 1/3 of its original width.
4. Use two hair ties or rubber bands and loop around each end of the kitchen towel, placing them about 7 inches from either end.
5. Fold the right end of the kitchen towel over the center of the towel.
6. Fold the left end of the kitchen towel to the center and tuck it inside the right end to secure.
7. With the kitchen towel ends against your face, loop elastics over ears and adjust mask as needed to cover nose and mouth completely.
- You can also add a folded paper towel on the inside of your face mask as a filter.
- Remember not to touch your mask or your face while you’re wearing it.
- Avoid cross-contamination and refrain from lowering your mask around your neck.
- Wash your hands as soon as you return home.
- Launder your face mask with detergent after every use.
Stay healthy, safe and at home, my friends!
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