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Here’s A Simple Guide On How To Make A Face Mask From Old T-Shirts Without A Sewing Machine
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Here’s A Simple Guide On How To Make A Face Mask From Old T-Shirts Without A Sewing Machine

When coronavirus broke out, many of us were told that wearing a mask was not necessary unless you had tested positive for COVID-19 or were sick with any other disease. However, as cases of coronavirus-positive people have skyrocketed in the past few weeks, the U.S. Center for Disease Control now says that everyone should be wearing masks when going out of their house.

However, masks have proved to be a scarcity even for medics themselves, so how and where the hell are you supposed to get them? Well, if you’ve got some skills and a sewing machine, this shouldn’t be a problem. But what about those who don’t have one? Well, this woman comes to the rescue with an easy and informative DIY guide on how to make protective masks by using your old t-shirts!

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This woman has shared her DIY guide on how to make face masks without a sewing machine

Image credits: lee_gsc

Needless to say, people loved the guide and the tips, with the original tweet amassing more than 3 thousand likes. The tutorial for the face mask is fairly simple and easy to follow, so scroll down below to read it.

Image credits: lee_gsc

“The CDC is now recommending masks in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies,” Lee starts off her series of tweets. “The president says nah. So without further ado, here’s ‘how to make a mask from a t-shirt (without a sewing machine!)’—by my mom, who is smarter and much prettier than the president.”

To make one, she suggests using old t-shirts

Image credits: lee_gsc

Image credits: lee_gsc

First, you should cut the t-shirt as pictured below

Image credits: lee_gsc

Image credits: lee_gsc

Image credits: lee_gsc

Then, sew the parts of the mask together

Image credits: lee_gsc

The shared method is quick and easy

Image credits: lee_gsc

Image credits: lee_gsc

While the mask itself is easily adjustable

Image credits: lee_gsc

Image credits: lee_gsc

For those who want an even quicker method to make a mask, there is a popular one including a handkerchief and a hair tie. This option requires no sewing at all—just take a handkerchief and fold it a few times. Then, slip the hair ties over each end, fold those edges in toward the center of the mask, and loop the hair ties over your ears. Voila, you now have made yourself a simple and slightly uncomfortable face mask!

Here’s what people had to say about the tutorial

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Here’s the link to Kate Hudson’s tutorial.

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Fulllength
Community Member
2 years ago

Just FYI any homemade masks will NOT prevent you from breathing in droplets contaminated with corona virus in air. Only certified N95 masks professionally fitted to your face have the capacity to do so. Other masks leave too many gaps in between the mask and your skin, and the porous materials will allow very small particles to enter right through your homemade masks. These masks may only help to reduce your expired droplets onto other objects and people.

Craig Lee
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah people don't seem to understand that these masks are to help prevent infected people from spreading the virus. It's not going to help you from contracting the virus if you don't have it.

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 years ago

God Trump is a moron

Joe Bloe
Community Member
2 years ago

DO NOT FOLLOW THIS MORONIC ADVICE. I am a researcher at the Doherty institute Institute in Melbourne, Australia and can absolutely 100% confirm that this WILL NOT WORK.

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Fulllength
Community Member
2 years ago

Just FYI any homemade masks will NOT prevent you from breathing in droplets contaminated with corona virus in air. Only certified N95 masks professionally fitted to your face have the capacity to do so. Other masks leave too many gaps in between the mask and your skin, and the porous materials will allow very small particles to enter right through your homemade masks. These masks may only help to reduce your expired droplets onto other objects and people.

Craig Lee
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah people don't seem to understand that these masks are to help prevent infected people from spreading the virus. It's not going to help you from contracting the virus if you don't have it.

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 years ago

God Trump is a moron

Joe Bloe
Community Member
2 years ago

DO NOT FOLLOW THIS MORONIC ADVICE. I am a researcher at the Doherty institute Institute in Melbourne, Australia and can absolutely 100% confirm that this WILL NOT WORK.

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