How to make your own fabric face mask

While medical face masks are prioritized for health care workers, now's a great time to make your own face covering. Fabric face masks are washable, reusable, and an easy way to add to your Covid-19 hygiene plan.

Here are a few great mask patterns that you can make at home regardless of your skill level.

Materials needed for a face mask:

- A tightly woven cotton or cloth  such as quilting cotton (shop cottons now)
- sewing machine or needle and thread
- 1/4 or similar elastic (shop elastic now)
- sharp scissors

There are plenty of ways to make a face covering, have fun giving one of these patterns a try! Remember you might need more than one, so you have something to use while the other is being washed.

Face coverings should not be used for children under the age of two years or people who might not be able to fit them correctly.

Instructables: Face Mask Pattern Download

Instructables: Face Mask Pattern Download Alternate

UK Government: How to Make a Fabric Mask Tutorial

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