Make your own mask

Make your own mask

Helpful mask-making videos

Hey MSU sew-ers and no-sew-ers! We want you to be safe! Here are two videos to help you make easy masks. One requires a sewing machine, the other doesn’t!

The CDC is now recommending the general public to wear homemade, fabric masks in public to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. We cannot take masks away from frontline medical personnel. They recommend 100% cotton (whether in the T-shirt for the no-sew mask, or for the easy sew mask, so please try to get that as it appears it is the most filtering.

In addition, we must still practice all the germ avoidant techniques of handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and water, don’t touch your face in public, don’t adjust your mask, practice social distancing, etc.

No-Sew T-shirt Face Mask DIY

Sew a Reusable Face Mask

Supplies for sewing masks:

  • two different patterns of brightly colored cotton fabric, the template we are supplying calls for flannel for the inside, so you have soft fabric against your face, but you can substitute any kind of soft cotton fabric. They call for two patterns, so you always know what side should go inside (this will be cut into 6”x9” pieces).
  • thread
  • elastic (two 7” pieces/mask), bias tape, or stretchy knit strips (8″x*8″)
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • scissors that can cut fabric

Supplies for T-shirt ‘no-sew’ masks (personal use only)

  • a T-shirt (100% cotton) you are willing to cut up
  • scissors
  • piece of paper
  • a marker



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