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Video: Quick And Easy DIY Protective Masks
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
Want to make your own protective fabric masks, but you are not too good at sewing? No problem ! Faced with the pandemic caused by covid-19, tutorials explaining how to sew an anti-virus mask are popping up on social networks! And although it is less effective than a medical mask, the DIY version still allows you to protect yourself and the people around you. But among all the tutorials available, are there any ideas that you can make from what you have on hand? Yes, and that's what the editorial staff will present to you today! Our express DIY ideas are yours to make at the last minute without a sewing machine!
Make easy protective masks from recycled materials
DIY protective masks are not intended to protect you from Covid-19, unlike FFP2 type masks (generally used by public health professionals), but to avoid contamination of others when you are a carrier of the virus. You are also reminded that the absence of symptoms does not mean that you are healthy. It is therefore strongly recommended to wear a mask when you come into contact with other people. So do not hesitate and start making a protective mask in cotton fabric, paper towels, socks, bra or other recycled material. It's easy !
DIY barrier mask made from paper towels
Unlike the mask approved by the Grenoble University Hospital, this one cannot under any circumstances replace the masks used by doctors. Its purpose is simply to prevent the spread in the air of particles of saliva contaminated by the virus. This type of screen only absorbs small droplets and cannot filter the air. It is for single use only and should be changed regularly.
- 1 sheet of paper towel
- some rubber bands
- stapler or hot glue
Steps to follow:
Before you start, it is very important to wash and disinfect your hands well. Start by unfolding the paper towel. Fold it like an accordion and put a rubber band at each end before stapling them. Before putting on the mask, wash your hands with warm water and soap. Put on the mask so that it covers your nose and mouth and make sure it fits your face as closely as possible.
Once on the face, avoid touching it. And every time you touch it, wash your hands or use a hydroalcoholic gel. To remove the mask, remove it from behind. You must not touch the front of the mask. Throw it away immediately in a plastic bag filled with alcohol (or a chlorine product).
Seamless anti virus mask in coffee filter
In this next tutorial, we swap the paper towel for a coffee filter. Easy and just as economical as the paper mask, this one requires two coffee filters and two flat rubber bands to be made. Cut the edges of the first filter and follow the steps shown in our tutorial above.
Protective masks in fabric and hair elastics
To make this next DIY protective mask, all you need is a piece of cotton fabric and two hair ties. Lay out the fabric in front of you and follow the steps shown above. Easy and quick, this tutorial is also customizable at will. You can make it with any fabric, while juggling with the different patterns, for an even more aesthetic rendering!
Protective mask in 5 easy last minute seamless ideas
To better imagine the ideas presented so far and to discover even more, we invite you to consult the video above! Easy, quick and perfectly suitable for non-do-it-yourselfers needing a last-minute protective mask, these DIYs are also a great activity to dare during the lockdown period!
Bra as a washable protective mask
Still faced with the shortage of medical equipment, the nursing staff of an Agen establishment had the revolutionary idea of making barrier masks from bras. An express and smart solution while waiting for refueling. To transform your lingerie into an anti-virus mask, choose a model that best fits your face.
You are reminded that the mask must cover your nose and mouth. A small size model and preferably with shells and foams will do perfectly. Wash it thoroughly and then let it dry. Once dry, cut it in half and remove its ribs. Use the suspenders as elastics or opt for flat elastics. Finally, each cap must be sewn with suspenders or elastics. You can also swap the thread and the needle for hot glue.