July 24, 2020

DIY Face Mask Covering

DIY Face Mask Covering

We are living in very unusual times, where social distancing and wearing a face mask is the new norm. With face masks being so highly sought after, it can be difficult to get your hands on one. Luckily, you can easily make a face mask with materials you have at home – and you don’t need to be a sewing expert. This is an easy no sew face mask that anyone can make!

What Materials Will You Need?

  • 2 elastic bands
  • 30cm x 30cm piece of fabric
  • Scissors

What Material Is Best For A DIY Face Mask?

You can source your material from your local fabric store or up-cycle an old t-shirt, dish cloth of whatever you can find! Try to source material that is tightly woven to prevent small particles from breaking through. Researchers recommend either cotton, chiffon or silk.


Step 1

Cut your material roughly 30cm x 30cm. This doesn’t have to be the exact size as you can cut it to your preference.

Step 2

Lay your fabric out and fold it 3-4 times so that it is roughly 15cm deep.

Step 3

Grab your two elastic bands and put them over the ends of the fabric, allowing about 15cm of material between the bands.

Step 4

Grab one end and tuck in into the opening of the other end to make a loop.

Step 5

Adjust the elastic bands to sit at the edges of the mask

Step 6

Gently tug at the top and bottom edges to make the shape of the mask.

Step 7

Put the mask on! 

Remember that wearing a face mask is useless if you’re not using it properly. Check out this guide for properly wearing and looking after a face mask covering!