Sew a Cloth Face Mask (CDC method)
What you'll need
Two 6”x10” pieces
Cotton fabric from home (such as a bedsheet or quilting cotton)
1 pair of scissors
Two, 6” Pieces
1/8” Elastic, or Elastic Hairbands
Iron (optional)
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Bobby pins
Sewing Machine
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Ruler
Stack your two fabric pieces. Cut together into a 10”x6” rectangle.
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Fold and iron (optional!) 1/4” on each of the long sides.
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Sew a simple hem over both 1/4” folds.
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Fold and iron (optional!) 1/2” on each of the short sides.
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Sew down both 1/2” folds, leaving space to thread your elastic through.
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Cut 2, 6” pieces of elastic. If you don’t have elastic, try hairbands, shoestrings, or fabric strips
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Thread the elastic through each side with a bobby pin. Tie in a double knot.
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Adjust the mask to fit your face nice and snug. Stay safe and take care!
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For more info and other cloth mask making options, check out cdc.gov/coronavirus
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