How to make your own facemasks at home

How to make your own facemasks at home

Facemasks are becoming the in-thing as government all over are reopening their societies; so here is how to make facemasks. In China, Italy, and others countries, we have found more people wearing facemasks. But several medical persons have debunked that assumption that facemasks can guarantee protection from coronavirus. The masks you see in the news are almost always dust masks or surgical masks, not respirators. There’s a big difference, although they can look similar at first glance.

Harrison, Best Health shares three different ways of making a facemask with materials within the house.

How to make a mask out of a bandana

Step one

Fold the bandana in half from the outside in.

Step two

Fold each section in half again.

Step three

Slip a hair binder around one end of your folded bandana and slide it about one-third of the way down the fabric. Repeat this with another hair binder on the other end.

Step four

Fold the ends toward each other and tuck one into the other. It doesn’t matter which end goes into which.

Finished mask

How to make a mask out of a pillowcase

Step one

Lay the pillowcase out so that the end opposite the opening faces you. Fold the pillowcase in about four inches, and then repeat this fold until the pillowcase is essentially one 4-inch strip of fabric.

Step two

Tuck the folded edge of the fabric into the pillowcase’s opening.

Step three

Slip a hair binder around one end of the pillowcase and slide it about one-third of the way down the fabric. Repeat this with another hair binder on the other end.

Step four

Fold the ends toward each other and tuck one into the other. Like the bandana, it doesn’t matter which end goes into which.

Finished mask

How to make a mask out of a pillowcase

Step one

Lay the pillowcase out so that the end opposite the opening faces you. Fold the pillowcase in about four inches, and then repeat this fold until the pillowcase is essentially one 4-inch strip of fabric.

Step two

Tuck the folded edge of the fabric into the pillowcase’s opening.

Step three

Slip a hair binder around one end of the pillowcase and slide it about one-third of the way down the fabric. Repeat this with another hair binder on the other end.

Step four

Fold the ends toward each other and tuck one into the other. Like the bandana, it doesn’t matter which end goes into which.

Finished mask

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