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Just when you thought home economics was a waste of time… the CDC recommends you wear protective face coverings to reduce the risk of being infected by COVID-19 or the disease caused by the Coronavirus. You can listen to any and everything relating to the Coronavirus, what it is how it spreads and all of the medical research in our post  CDC Videos for Understanding the Coronavirus Having your face covered is not an option so why not make stylish homemade face masks?


When I was a child, we had the option to enroll in home economics, recess and participated in the arts. We were groomed to be well rounded and led to believe we could survive on our own once we left the nest. GO FIGURE! Teaching basic survival instincts are a thing of the past. People are having major problems with hygiene, cooking, sewing, cleaning, child-rearing, educating….. and the list is growing by the minute.

Since surviving on your own these days seems like a monumental task, as a start, we’ve compiled a series of videos on sewing your own mask, making masks without sewing, building makeshift face coverings with nothing more than quick wit and other techniques to keep you safe.

There are two popular types of masks that are being assembled, the OLSEN SURGICAL MASK and the PLEATED SURGICAL MASK. Both are effective. The fit is what is most important. You must ensure the mask completely covers your nasal passage and mouth. No space should be between your face and the mask


Printable Pleated Face Mask Template

You can also purchase disposable masks.

Some of the basic tools you can use to make or assemble your face masks:

  • Fabric (cotton is recommended)
  • Hepa Filters
  • Elastic or rubber bands
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and Thread
  • Template
  • Pins
  • Sewing needles
  • Thread

You may not need all of these items but you can pick and choose which ones meet your needs.

How to Make a Mask without Elastic

The 15 Minute Mask

Face Mask with Filters

5 Minute Reusable Pleated Face Mask

Face Mask Non Sewing Tutorials


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