With all that is swirling around during this historical time in our world, so many of my fellow bloggers have put out information on DIY face masks. Today, in case you haven’t seen or heard anything about it, I thought I would share some DIY face mask tips and tricks plus a bonus or two!
DIY FACE MASK TIPS AND TRICKS PLUS A BONUS
Have you got your face mask handy?
Are you still in need of a comfortable face mask because your county has mandated them, or will soon?
Want something to do today that’s fast and easy to put together for you and your family?
Why Should I Make a DIY Face Mask?
IF you are needing a face mask, the first reason is pretty obvious… There is a short supply of face masks, to put it lightly. A DIY face mask just may be the answer for you!
But, there are a few other reasons why you might want to make a DIY face mask:
- (If) Your state/county has mandated that you wear a face mask (my conviction is that we obey the governmental laws until they ask us to do something this conflicts with the ultimate Law)
- If you think your government (state/local or otherwise) may require you to wear a face mask… you don’t want to get caught with your face mask down! 😉 Best to be prepared.
- You want to love others by wearing a face mask. Some of my family members and I have discussed this and we agree. While it may not be mandated (yet) to wear a face mask in our area, there are many other people in public that just feel more comfortable and safe with everyone wearing a face mask. Why not give up our ‘rights’ and love others by making them feel more safe and secure when we are around them? So, we wear face masks in public, even though it is not yet required in our county.
This past week, perusing the internet for easy sewing tutorials, I jumped on the bandwagon and made some DIY face masks for some of my friends, family, and myself.
So today, I’m going to share my favorite tutorials, that range from no-sew to a-little-tricky for the beginning seamstress.
What’s more, I’m going to share a couple of bonus informational posts that several blogging buddies put together that you may truly find helpful.
The Easiest No-Sew Face Mask Tutorial
My dear friend Rita from Harbour Breeze Home put together a post on how to make a mask using a Norwex cloth. This simple, no-sew, DIY mask can be put together in just a few minutes… literally. And the Norwex brand is known for its bacterial fighting agencies in their products, with NO chemicals. You will definitely want to check this out!
BTW, Rita is from Canada and can’t sell Norwex to the U.S. If you need a contact to purchase Norwex, let me know in the comments or send me an email… I can give you a reliable consultant’s name. (No, it’s not me!) 😉
Easy DIY Face Mask for Beginners
This tutorial comes to you from Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler. This tutorial is one of the first ones you come across on YouTube (which is how I found it), but Erica has it on her site, as well! This three-layer mask is super easy to make and shows you how to attach elastic ear bands.
BTW, I know this one is easy… keep reading.
Easy DIY Face Mask with Filter Hole
Once you read through and follow the step-by-step instructions, this face mask actually only takes a little more time than the mask without the filter hole. My friend Kristi from French Creek Farmhouse listened to her sister (who is a nurse) and created this 3-pleated mask with a filter hole that you can use or not!
Again, I know this face mask is easy to make… I’ll share why in just a bit! 😉
Best Fit Face Mask
Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl is sharing her tutorial on the best fit face mask, and I must agree. This DIY face mask looks roomy yet still fits without any gaps! And, of course, it would fit great… Brittany has LOTS of experience with masks being in the carpentry and demolition biz!
Which Mask Should I Make?
The choice of which mask to make will be entirely up to you. However, I can tell you that I made both Erica’s mask and Kristi’s mask and both tutorials were easy to follow and the masks were pretty simple to make. I ended up making more of the elastic ear-band mask because it was quick and I liked the elastic part of the tutorial (I need fast because I’m still working remotely at my full-time job.)
However, if I had more time on my hands, I would definitely try the ‘best fit’ mask from Brittany!
DIY Face Mask Bonus
My friend Ahna from Hammers and Hugs is not only a blogger, but she is also a nurse practitioner! Her post on The Real Mask Breakdown and How You Can Help is SUPER informative and helpful! It’s well worth the read!
Pandemic Family Resource Guide Bonus
My sweet friend Michelle from The Painted Hinge took part with a group of bloggers that are sharing some family resources to help us get through this ‘temporary new normal’ we find ourselves in right now!
With posts ranging from recipes to self-care pointers, the collection boasts over 100 tips to help during this unfathomable time in our lives. I bet we all can learn something new as we peruse this digital resource!
Now It’s Your Turn
What do you think? Are you ready to dive into the DIY-face-mask-making world? Have you already made your own masks? What pattern did you use?
Most importantly, how are you holding up during this #stayhome period of time?