To slow the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing a face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
Watch Daisy Multifacetica’s video tutorial to find out how to make a comfortable DIY fabric face mask using VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Tape. This fabric mask is reusable, washable and a sustainable alternative to single-use, disposable face masks.
What you need
- Fabric (this design uses 100% cotton)
- VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Tape for the neck support
- Elastic for the ear support
- Sewing machine
- Tape measure or ruler
- Washable fabric pen
Best fabric for fabric face masks
The CDC recommend using cotton to make fabric face masks – you could use a bandana, an old t-shirt or any other cotton cloth that you can find at home.
How to wash fabric face masks
It’s important to wash your fabric face mask after each use. According to the CDC, you can include your face covering with your regular laundry, using your regular laundry detergent. They recommend using the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering.
No-sew fabric face masks
There are plenty of ways to make a quick and easy fabric face mask without a sewing machine.
Check out our DIY face mask playlist for eight different ways to make a no-sew face mask using items you already have at home. We’ll show you how to make easy DIY masks using old t-shirts and bandanas, as well as comfortable face masks using hats and headbands to take the strain off your ears.