What supplies do I need to make a face mask?

What supplies do I need to make a face mask?

What do you need to make a homemade face mask?

  1. some type of fabric like an old clean t-shirt or other cloth.
  2. scissors.
  3. rubber bands or hair ties.
  4. ruler or tape measure.

Is Craft felt a good filter for masks?

Is craft felt a good face mask filter fabric? This combination of craft felt, shop towel, and bandana captured 36% of particles. Not incredible, but still better than 10 samples in the study (which includes 2 layers of cotton or a bandana).

How do you make a homemade fabric mask?


  1. Cut the fabric. For an adult size mask, cut 1 fabric rectangle 16″ long and 8.5″ wide.
  2. Sew the top side, with a pocket opening. Fold the fabric in half, with the right sides facing.
  3. Pin Elastic or Fabric Ties.
  4. Sew the Sides.
  5. Sew the Pleats.

What material is used to make surgical masks?

The typical material used to manufacture surgical face masks are polypropylene either spunbond or melt blown. First layer of spunbond polypropylene has a density of 18 GSM to 25 GSM usually of blue, green, pink or white colour.

What can I use as a filter in my DIY face mask?

5 Best DIY Filters for a Reusable Silk Face Mask

  1. Surgical and Medical Masks.
  2. Coffee Filter or Tea Filter.
  3. HEPA Filters and Vacuum Bags.
  4. Pillowcases.
  5. Paper Towels.

Can interfacing be used for masks?

Any non-woven interfacing is suitable for use in a face mask. Interfacing is not the only type of non-woven material that can be used, in one of my mask designs I have used also cotton batting as an extra layer with good results.

How do you make a simple mask?


  1. Cut Your Fabric. This mask can be made in a few different sizes.
  2. Cut Your Elastic. Cut two lengths of elastic that are 7″ long no matter what size of mask you are making.
  3. Pin the Elastic Onto the Fabric.
  4. Get Ready to Sew.
  5. Sew the Mask.
  6. Turn the Fabric.
  7. Optional: Add Pleats.
  8. Finish the Mask.

What fabric is most breathable for masks?

Mask Material: A wide variety of fabrics will afford you maximum breathability, but the CDC recommends tightly-woven materials like cotton, or others with high thread count like merino wool and microfiber. Not only are these highly-breathable, they’re also highly effective.