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How To Make A Bandana Face Mask

You can make your own face mask out of a bandana, and it’s easier than you might think! Dude, you don’t even need to know how to sew!

We now know that the CDC has recommended that the general public — that’s you and me — should be wearing face coverings when going out where there are people.

LUCKILY, I have a few bandanas at home, and they will TOTALLY work for making a face mask just like the CDC recommends!

Here is how you make a Face Mask using a Bandana.

Courtesy of the CDC Website

1) You need one bandana. You can TOTALLY use a cotton square of fabric — 20″ by 20″ — if you don’t have a bandana.

2) You need a CLEAN coffee filter, a pair of scissors, and a pair of rubber bands or hair ties.

3) Fold the bandana in half.

4) Place the CLEAN coffee filter on the center of the folded bandana.

5) Now fold the top of the bandana down over the filter, and the bottom of the bandana up over the filter (so you fold it in thirds).

6) Place a rubber band around each side of the folded bandana.

7) Fold the ends of the bandana toward the center.

8) Voila. Face mask. Now fit it snugly over your face, and the rubber bands over your ears.

You can see a video, below, showing how to make a bandana face mask. But, it’s important to note, the CDC recommends using a coffee filter in the middle of the bandana.

There are also several other different kinds of face masks you can make.

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You can make a T-Shirt face mask, using the directions HERE.

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While we're in the throes of a global pandemic, one effective way to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus is to wear a facemask when out in public (please try to not go out in public). However, a global pandemic also means a global shortage of protective equipment like face masks. And we need to prioritize everything for front-line medical workers so they can keep us and themselves safe.⁣ ⁣ For the rest of us though, a recent Cambridge University study shows that masks made from household materials are still very effective at protecting you and others from infectious particles as small as the coronavirus!⁣ ⁣ The sweet spot of protection, breathability, and availability appears to fall squarely on the workaday t-shirt. Better yet, it's also set up for you to repurpose it with minimal effort!⁣ ⁣ So here's our humble effort at showing you how to make a protective mask from a t-shirt and materials you have at home.⁣ ⁣ Do note, this is not our attempt to make the most artisanal craft face mask you've ever seen—these aren't meant to be used over and over. But rather something that you can make as quickly and easily as possible from whatever materials you have laying around until our supply chains catch up and real masks are available again.⁣ ⁣ Head over to the site to make your own DIY facemask.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣•⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #heddels #style #fashion #menswear #mensstyle #diy #diyfacemask #covid19 #facemask

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There are also face masks made from leggings, and you can find the directions HERE.

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