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Do-it-Yourself Face Masks: Why You Should Have One, and How to Make Them

As more and more states are requiring face masks to be worn in public at all times, one question keeps popping up: Where do I even get a face mask?

Answer: make one yourself!


Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began advising Americans to wear face coverings in public to “slow the spread” of COVID-19.

However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports the supply of surgical masks (and other protective gear) could run short during the pandemic — meaning little availability of masks for people in the United States. In a statement, the agency said:

“The FDA is aware that as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for these devices will continue to be stressed if demand exceeds available supplies.”
— The Food and Drug Administration

The solution, according to health officials, is to improvise.

Making your own mask at home

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams posted a video to Twitter earlier this month explaining how to improvise your own face mask.

But making DIY protection involves careful consideration of what you have to work with.

Some materials can filter particles better than others, significantly affecting how well your homemade mask may protect you from infection.

“Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.”
— The CDC

But the CDC emphasized: “It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.”

Initially, people in the United States were told by the surgeon general and World Health Organization to not use face masks because they were unlikely to help, and because they were needed by healthcare providers. But experts insist that has now led to confusion, as the CDC now supports homemade masks.

“It’s very unfortunate that the CDC and the surgeon general’s office initially, because they were panicked at masks being hoarded and unavailable for health workers, chose to address that by telling people that masks aren’t helpful. Masks are always helpful,” Dr. Benjamin LaBrot, founder and CEO of Floating Doctors and a clinical professor of medical education at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, told Healthline.

“Whether they filter well or not, they are very helpful at protecting other people as well, especially from silent infections.”
— Dr. Benjamin LaBrot

How homemade masks help

People with “silent infections” are asymptomatic. They don’t have fevers, coughs, or other typical symptoms of COVID-19. They could, unknowingly, spread the virus to others, finds a recently published study that examined infections of residents in a King County, Washington, nursing home.

If they wear a mask they can protect others, even if it isn’t a N95 mask.

“When an otherwise credible source comes out with something that’s essentially a lie — even if it’s for the good intentions of trying to make sure people didn’t hoard masks — now it means that people will look more skeptically on real information provided by those previously credible sources,” LaBrot added.

The best materials for homemade masks

According to LaBrot, a surgical mask (that’s not an N95) only filters out about 60 to 65 percent of particles, which is normal for this type of mask.

He explains that by using doubled up 600-thread count pillowcases or flannel pajamas, you could make a mask that provides up to 60 percent filtration.

He emphasizes that “anyone can figure this out,” and that the “light test” is an easy way to tell how well a material may filter.

“Hold it up to the light. If you can see light through the fabric, that’s probably not as good as something that you can’t see light through,” he said. “So, this is one where your intuitive approach is going to be effective. The thicker it is, the denser it is, the more likely it’s going to filter better.”

Quilter’s cotton performs better than regular cotton

Cotton T-shirts and pajamas aren’t the only options. Other choices could filter much better.

“There are definitely some DIY masks that might actually approximate an N95 mask, although, of course, it’s hard to fit it properly to get that same level of protection,” LaBrot said.

“HEPA filters, vacuum cleaner bags have done really well. Quilter’s cotton, which has a particularly high thread count, actually provides up to about 80 percent filtration of small particles, and actually performs better than a regular surgical mask,” he said.

But LaBrot warns that as you start using thicker stuff, you’ll run up against two issues.

First, it eventually gets hard to breathe. Second, some things, like household air or furnace filters, could be made of things like fiberglass and other substances that aren’t necessarily safe to breathe.

“So if you’re going to be using anything that’s not cotton, I’d definitely want to be careful of what materials you’re using,” LaBrot cautioned.

A Few Extra Guides

Here are some guides for making DIY face masks, from a variety of sources:

Goodhousekeeping’s No-Sew Face Mask
Step-by-step guide from Healthline.com
A variety of ideas/instructions from Wired Magazine

If you have any tips of your own, share them in the comments!

673 Comments
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      Posted at 22:21h, 29 April

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    Posted at 01:22h, 29 April

    Done

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      Posted at 01:21h, 29 April

      Done

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    Posted at 00:53h, 29 April

    I might have to make some for 1st responders. Thank you

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    Posted at 00:45h, 29 April

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    Posted at 00:44h, 29 April

    Helpful…hopefully, not for much longer…

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    Posted at 00:35h, 29 April

    Interesting info. I’m not a crafty one, but I know friends who have asked and want to make some masks. Thanks for the info.

    • John Pierce
      Posted at 03:44h, 29 April

      I got a package of filters for sanding wood a few years ago that I have 9 left. I am glad I found them. Thanks for the update because I will be needing to make some soon. Thanks.

      • Pawel Bienias
        Posted at 21:30h, 29 April

        Thanks for the article. Tea towel is also very good for a diy face mask.

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    Posted at 00:23h, 29 April

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      Posted at 03:33h, 30 April

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  • Edward Coan
    Posted at 23:57h, 28 April

    I really appreciate the tips, like the light tests and the fact that vacuum cleaner bags can filter out more than surgical masks. Thanks.

    • Geraldine G McGrady
      Posted at 00:08h, 29 April

      Great reading

      • Kimberly Boteilho
        Posted at 15:31h, 29 April

        I have made a few they are wonderful. Thank you for the tips.

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    Posted at 23:54h, 28 April

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    • Faleasha Aldridge
      Posted at 23:58h, 28 April

      This is very important in this time of COVID-19 . Thank you so much

    • Michael jones
      Posted at 05:41h, 29 April

      Thank you.

  • Lawanda
    Posted at 23:54h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Connie kindley
    Posted at 23:48h, 28 April

    That’s neat ty

    • Patti Long
      Posted at 00:00h, 29 April

      Time to start sewing

      • Geraldine G McGrady
        Posted at 00:09h, 29 April

        Great information

      • Rosalinda Benavidez
        Posted at 13:47h, 29 April

        Thank you!!

  • Kathryn Reiman
    Posted at 23:37h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • paularichardet
    Posted at 23:34h, 28 April

    read

    • Marci Hindman
      Posted at 00:48h, 29 April

      Thank you.

  • Marian Owens
    Posted at 23:31h, 28 April

    Good ideas

  • LaChelle Rininger
    Posted at 23:29h, 28 April

    Good information. Thanks

    • Kim Neace
      Posted at 01:26h, 29 April

      Thank you. Great reminders and advice.

  • Nate Everett
    Posted at 23:28h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Keirah Carmichael
    Posted at 23:13h, 28 April

    Good to know, thank you

  • Sydney Haskell
    Posted at 23:11h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Megan Moore
    Posted at 23:10h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Laurie Daugherty
    Posted at 23:06h, 28 April

    Good info.

  • Deborah Johnson
    Posted at 23:00h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • David Coleman
    Posted at 22:55h, 28 April

    I’ve made I’m about three of my own already

  • Rosemary Weber
    Posted at 22:49h, 28 April

    Thx!

  • dorothea stevens
    Posted at 22:41h, 28 April

    Good info

  • Wanda Rasch
    Posted at 22:31h, 28 April

    Helpful

    • Corazon Escarcha
      Posted at 22:55h, 28 April

      Very helpful information. Thank you

  • DDiaz
    Posted at 22:26h, 28 April

    Very helpful information thank you

  • Gustavo Garcia
    Posted at 22:25h, 28 April

    Nice article

    • Vicki Koch
      Posted at 22:50h, 28 April

      Good information

      • Judy James
        Posted at 23:50h, 28 April

        Thank you for the information

        • Dorothy Birt
          Posted at 18:49h, 30 April

          Thank you

  • DDiaz
    Posted at 22:25h, 28 April

    Very informative Thank you

  • DenaPagel
    Posted at 22:06h, 28 April

    Thank you i have been making homemade masks

    • Wendy Villiers
      Posted at 17:30h, 29 April

      Very interesting article

      • Brenda R Ballard
        Posted at 15:25h, 05 May

        Mask are hard to find to buy. Have to.make.some

  • Wonsun kim
    Posted at 22:03h, 28 April

    Good info

  • Kristen Smith
    Posted at 21:58h, 28 April

    Great information. I will try this.

  • Erica
    Posted at 21:57h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Glenn Brooks
    Posted at 21:45h, 28 April

    I had 200 masks made that was donated by a dress manufacturer. Didn’t try anything else but there has been some unique and creative ones. I hope that our culture in the US learns from this and starts adopting better hygiene and cross-contaimination.

  • Cynthia Kessel
    Posted at 21:39h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • michael holloman
      Posted at 22:43h, 28 April

      Good information

  • Jerry dennis
    Posted at 21:25h, 28 April

    Good to know

  • David gallegos
    Posted at 21:19h, 28 April

    Awesome

    • Sonja Reese
      Posted at 01:32h, 29 April

      Thanks for the people making masks. Good article.

  • Donna Steelman
    Posted at 21:15h, 28 April

    Thank you

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      Posted at 21:16h, 28 April

      Good

    • Nelson B.
      Posted at 21:29h, 28 April

      Thanks!

  • Bunny Steelman
    Posted at 21:14h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Annie Christal
    Posted at 21:09h, 28 April

    Wonderful ideals

  • Olga Riney
    Posted at 21:09h, 28 April

    THANK YOU!

  • Ashlee Messmer
    Posted at 21:08h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Alvaro vasquez
      Posted at 21:16h, 28 April

      Good

  • Annie Christal
    Posted at 21:07h, 28 April

    Thank you great ideals

  • Annie Christal
    Posted at 21:06h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Shari Jarrett
    Posted at 21:02h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Mark Fairweather
    Posted at 20:56h, 28 April

    Thanks

    • Georgette Gray
      Posted at 21:05h, 28 April

      Awesome

      • Angela Ellis
        Posted at 00:27h, 29 April

        Awesome one I can make my own

        • Rose Johnson
          Posted at 01:01h, 29 April

          Thanks

          • Shane Bingham
            Posted at 22:04h, 29 April

            Thank you very good info

    • Phyllis Allaire
      Posted at 21:43h, 28 April

      Ver good

  • Jolene zaye
    Posted at 20:55h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Paul Hebert
      Posted at 21:19h, 28 April

      K

      • Kathy Brown
        Posted at 21:25h, 28 April

        Thank u

        • Rebecca Mcneely
          Posted at 21:47h, 28 April

          Thank u

    • Mary Jane Ford
      Posted at 22:11h, 28 April

      Thanks

      • Mike durst
        Posted at 17:19h, 30 April

        Thanks

    • Ivonne Cosme
      Posted at 00:48h, 29 April

      Great ideas

      • Patricia Baker
        Posted at 01:07h, 29 April

        Very good information.. Thank you!!

      • Margaret Hamlin
        Posted at 06:38h, 29 April

        Thank you.

  • Alicia Duffy
    Posted at 20:54h, 28 April

    Everyone should were one.

  • Shirley Olivar
    Posted at 20:49h, 28 April

    Thank you it was very informative

  • Christina Woodfork
    Posted at 20:49h, 28 April

    Good thanks!

    • Rose Johnson
      Posted at 01:00h, 29 April

      Thanks for the information was useful.

  • Mike Garner
    Posted at 20:49h, 28 April

    Good ideas…

    • Alvaro vasquez
      Posted at 21:17h, 28 April

      Good

  • Robert Burwinkel
    Posted at 20:40h, 28 April

    Xcccc

  • Vicki Sewell
    Posted at 20:39h, 28 April

    Read

  • Kimberly Griffies-Edwards
    Posted at 20:36h, 28 April

    Thanks to

  • Karen Pieczonka
    Posted at 20:32h, 28 April

    Great info, I definitely think my homemade ask with quilters cotton and interfacing filter is better than the surgical mask, it fits better and more comfortable to wear all day.

  • Amber Hofer
    Posted at 20:32h, 28 April

    Thanks!!! Good information

  • Deborah Johnson
    Posted at 20:30h, 28 April

    Thanks for the Info. I went to the CDC and YouTube websites as well. I’ve made a few no sew masks from old T-shirts!!

    • Antonio aguilar
      Posted at 21:48h, 28 April

      Thank you

  • Andrew Harpster
    Posted at 20:30h, 28 April

    Thank you very much this was reaffirming our mandated use of mask

  • Dan Yoder
    Posted at 20:29h, 28 April

    Great info! Thanks

  • Michael Hobbs
    Posted at 20:22h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Carlotta cassa
    Posted at 20:22h, 28 April

    Thank you for the info

  • Maryann Lytle
    Posted at 20:17h, 28 April

    I Already made one

    • Janet Brown
      Posted at 23:00h, 28 April

      Thks

  • Wade Lannon Allen
    Posted at 20:10h, 28 April

    Right you are very good old chap

  • Idella Brown
    Posted at 20:08h, 28 April

    Helpful information, thank you, i have made lots of masks for friends and family.

  • Jean
    Posted at 20:08h, 28 April

    Thank you. Very Helpful!!

  • Thomas Porter
    Posted at 20:08h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Jamie Nitsche
    Posted at 19:59h, 28 April

    Great info!

  • Matt pogue
    Posted at 19:57h, 28 April

    Ok

  • Athena Holt
    Posted at 19:53h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Martina McKinnon
      Posted at 19:59h, 28 April

      Great info. Thank you

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Posted at 19:44h, 28 April

    My daughter made mask out of Kotex..They are really thick. They serve the purpose and are multifunctional. Thx

    • David Jones
      Posted at 13:49h, 29 April

      I have several homemade masks already. They work great. Thanks for the advice!

      • Rodney Gorman
        Posted at 12:27h, 01 May

        Thank you

  • Roberta wilcox
    Posted at 19:43h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Diane sargill
      Posted at 20:06h, 28 April

      Some good information

  • Hight Charles
    Posted at 19:43h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Tonya Countryman
    Posted at 19:41h, 28 April

    Great information. Thanks for sharing.

  • Julia Bruning
    Posted at 19:38h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Nadine Reedus
    Posted at 19:34h, 28 April

    We have made or masks with thick cotton material triple upped

  • Nadine Reedus
    Posted at 19:33h, 28 April

    We have made or masks with think cotton material triple upped. Thanks for sharing you insight

    • Alexander Broderick
      Posted at 20:08h, 28 April

      Good information. I will re-look later

  • Jueah David Johnson
    Posted at 19:24h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Guy Surace
    Posted at 19:23h, 28 April

    WWE

  • J Miller
    Posted at 19:22h, 28 April

    Great!

  • Valerie Chambers
    Posted at 19:21h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information

    • M.BLAINE VINCI
      Posted at 19:52h, 28 April

      Thank you

    • Jenine Swanson
      Posted at 16:55h, 29 April

      Have made some myself.

    • Lori Barbieri
      Posted at 20:14h, 02 May

      Good to know

  • Robin Moran
    Posted at 19:19h, 28 April

    Appreciate the information!

  • Inga Bilinskiene
    Posted at 19:16h, 28 April

    Excellent !

  • Crystal Cool
    Posted at 19:14h, 28 April

    Thank You

  • Sherri Daily
    Posted at 19:12h, 28 April

    Great ideas!! Thank you

  • Henry vasquez
    Posted at 19:09h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Kimberly Boteilho
      Posted at 15:30h, 29 April

      I have made a few they are wonderful. Thank you for the tips.

  • PAM Wells
    Posted at 19:09h, 28 April

    Thank you.

  • Marla J Reid McCoy
    Posted at 19:08h, 28 April

    Thank you!

    • Patricia Riles
      Posted at 23:19h, 28 April

      I will definitely try the DIY

      • Brenda L Nicholson
        Posted at 03:03h, 30 April

        .i wear my mask everywhere scared to go without ty you for sharing

  • Steve Pelton
    Posted at 19:06h, 28 April

    Thanks

    • Daphne Jackson
      Posted at 19:08h, 28 April

      Thanks for the info

    • Daphne Jackson
      Posted at 19:09h, 28 April

      Thank

      • Garyburke
        Posted at 21:42h, 28 April

        Thanks

  • Vernon Morris
    Posted at 19:04h, 28 April

    Great

  • E.C.
    Posted at 19:03h, 28 April

    TY

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    Posted at 19:03h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Fabiola Sargeant
    Posted at 19:02h, 28 April

    I appreciate all this info.

  • Steven Jackson
    Posted at 19:00h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Troy L Jackson
    Posted at 18:59h, 28 April

    Thank you. Good information

  • Courtney Sipe
    Posted at 18:58h, 28 April

    Thanks

    • Antwan Shirley
      Posted at 06:15h, 29 April

      Thank you

  • Daniel Tipton
    Posted at 18:50h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jeannette Johnson
    Posted at 18:50h, 28 April

    Thank you for caring and all the health information you work hard to give us.

  • Sherlyn Swift
    Posted at 18:49h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information..good to know

    • Leslie
      Posted at 19:00h, 28 April

      Useful Information

  • Merla Agsalud
    Posted at 18:49h, 28 April

    Love the info

  • Hunter Gervin
    Posted at 18:48h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:48h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Tara Shahan
    Posted at 18:45h, 28 April

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Thomas Gavin
    Posted at 18:44h, 28 April

    Thanks for the tips !

    • Cheryl Stubblefield
      Posted at 19:44h, 28 April

      Wonderful tips

  • Barbara Davenport
    Posted at 18:43h, 28 April

    Thank u so very much . I feel education is a very important key to keeping this under control…

  • Teresa Williams
    Posted at 18:41h, 28 April

    THank you

  • Brandon B Deim
    Posted at 18:38h, 28 April

    Good artical

  • Dorothy Birt
    Posted at 18:36h, 28 April

    Thanks you

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    Posted at 18:36h, 28 April

    Thank you

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    Posted at 18:34h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:34h, 28 April

    Ty

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    Posted at 18:32h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:31h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Stephanie Hunter
      Posted at 18:33h, 28 April

      Thank you

  • Evalee smoluch
    Posted at 18:31h, 28 April

    Excellent advice

    • Tommy Rose
      Posted at 18:48h, 28 April

      Excellent read!!

  • Carroll T Hollingsworth
    Posted at 18:31h, 28 April

    Thanks for the info.

  • Robin Ardrey
    Posted at 18:30h, 28 April

    Thank you!

  • Cali Binegar
    Posted at 18:29h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information.

  • Peggy
    Posted at 18:29h, 28 April

    helpful

  • Andrew ickes
    Posted at 18:29h, 28 April

    Glad I have friends who can sew!

  • Robin Thomas
    Posted at 18:27h, 28 April

    Very good information.

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    Posted at 18:27h, 28 April

    Thank you great info

  • Wendy Perez
    Posted at 18:25h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • JACQUELINE MANUEL
    Posted at 18:25h, 28 April

    Thank you very much! Continue to stay safe everyone. God Bless

  • Mary Larson
    Posted at 18:24h, 28 April

    Love the variety of masks!!
    I make them also and using pipe-cleaners to frame the nose works really well!!

  • Trisha Urban
    Posted at 18:24h, 28 April

    Great information, thank you

  • Michael Lohden
    Posted at 18:22h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jennifer Rice
    Posted at 18:19h, 28 April

    Thank you unfortunately recovering from a. Car accident I have been provided with masks from my health care providers

  • Brooks Douglass
    Posted at 18:18h, 28 April

    Light test is good and so is blowing out a candle. My wife has made many masks for our family and friends from old pillow cases and left over material.
    Thanks.

    • Michael J Bunton
      Posted at 20:30h, 28 April

      Thanks

  • Kimberly S Dandridge
    Posted at 18:18h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:18h, 28 April

    Great

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    Posted at 18:16h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:15h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:15h, 28 April

    Thanks

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    Posted at 18:13h, 28 April

    Thank you!

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    Posted at 18:12h, 28 April

    Nice info

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    Posted at 18:07h, 28 April

    thank you

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    Posted at 18:07h, 28 April

    Thank you.

  • Scott Young
    Posted at 18:06h, 28 April

    Very good information & helpful!!!

  • Stacy Borror
    Posted at 18:04h, 28 April

    Thank you! Good info to know! Your articles are always useful!!

  • Titus Francis
    Posted at 18:03h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Chantel Koistinen
    Posted at 18:02h, 28 April

    I have a few! Thanks

  • Marc Bojan
    Posted at 17:59h, 28 April

    Great article. Thanks for sharing, especially the video.

  • Cheikh Fall
    Posted at 17:58h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Mo Polstein
    Posted at 17:57h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information

  • Jason Takhar
    Posted at 17:56h, 28 April

    Great information!

  • Amanda Kane
    Posted at 17:56h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • William Lee
    Posted at 17:53h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Shelby York
    Posted at 17:53h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Terry king
    Posted at 17:51h, 28 April

    Great info thanks be safe everyone

  • Phyllis Russ
    Posted at 17:51h, 28 April

    Great information

  • Priscilla Mills
    Posted at 17:51h, 28 April

    Great Information

  • Yvette Carrero-Ruiz
    Posted at 17:50h, 28 April

    Thanks for the info. Very useful !!!

    • Cynthia Rolik
      Posted at 18:27h, 28 April

      Interesting idea -thank you very much.

  • Tanya Tuttle
    Posted at 17:50h, 28 April

    Thank You! Another helpful article!

  • Julie McClung
    Posted at 17:50h, 28 April

    Thank you for the info

    • Jackie downey
      Posted at 17:55h, 28 April

      Thank you

  • Beth
    Posted at 17:49h, 28 April

    Ty

  • Yoel
    Posted at 17:48h, 28 April

    Excellent

  • uan Lopez
    Posted at 17:48h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information

    • Rebecca Mcneely
      Posted at 21:46h, 28 April

      Thanks

  • Gina M Towne
    Posted at 17:48h, 28 April

    My roommate makes masks! Great info though.

  • Liben Seifu
    Posted at 17:46h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Peter DiGiacomo, DO
    Posted at 17:46h, 28 April

    Thanks !

  • Susan Kay Olander
    Posted at 17:42h, 28 April

    Very practical ! Thanks very much !

  • Aaryn Crosby
    Posted at 17:42h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Patrick Adams
    Posted at 17:41h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • john obrien
    Posted at 17:40h, 28 April

    So far I haven’t had to make my own mask. Now I knowhow.

  • Allison Lee Smith
    Posted at 17:40h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Brett Little
    Posted at 17:38h, 28 April

    Thanks for the great information.

  • Melissa Dawn Mills
    Posted at 17:38h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jason Zoellner
    Posted at 17:37h, 28 April
  • Tony Alexis
    Posted at 17:36h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Maria Ramos
    Posted at 17:36h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Justin Part
    Posted at 17:36h, 28 April

    THANKS

  • Guy Palermo
    Posted at 17:35h, 28 April

    Unless physically forced, I’m sorry, I can’t wear a mask. Thanks anyway.

  • Tammy Bennett
    Posted at 17:35h, 28 April

    Great reading! Thanks

  • DONNA HARRIS
    Posted at 17:34h, 28 April

    Thanks for the information

  • Brad Basler
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 April

    Thanks

    • Samuel A.N Cole
      Posted at 18:40h, 28 April

      Thank you

      • Wendele Mealy
        Posted at 21:20h, 28 April

        Good information!

  • Samantha Vaillancourt
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information!

    • Carlos J
      Posted at 17:36h, 28 April

      Thanks for the info

  • steve plum
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 April

    good info

  • Juliana Lovgren
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Yvonne Lees
      Posted at 17:38h, 28 April

      Great ideas. Thanks.

  • Lawrence Michael Garcia
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 April

    Awesome thanks

    • Brenda M Morris
      Posted at 21:07h, 28 April

      Thank you , I have made many face masks..
      Unfortunately we can’t wear them where I work so I make them for places that can

  • Joseph custis
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Edward Bond thank you for the information will follow all proper procedures
    Posted at 17:32h, 28 April

    Good information I already have made my 9n masks thank u great information

  • Juliana Lovgren
    Posted at 17:31h, 28 April

    Thank u for your info.

    • LESLIE JONES
      Posted at 18:32h, 28 April

      Thanks for the info

  • Donna Taliaferro
    Posted at 17:29h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Anita G Smith
    Posted at 17:25h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Elisabeth Beinecke
    Posted at 17:25h, 28 April

    Great read

  • Joe Peoples
    Posted at 17:25h, 28 April

    Thanks for this important info.

    • Julie A Hatch
      Posted at 17:31h, 28 April

      Thanks!

  • Matthew Boyd
    Posted at 17:24h, 28 April

    Great read

    • Wendy
      Posted at 17:35h, 28 April

      Great article thx

    • Terry Clark
      Posted at 01:34h, 29 April

      Good plan

  • Ruben armenta
    Posted at 17:23h, 28 April

    Always thank you for the information guys

    • Sharon diane carter
      Posted at 17:53h, 28 April

      Thank for info

  • Jonathan Boles
    Posted at 17:23h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Shonda Grier
      Posted at 17:32h, 28 April

      Helpful

  • Debra J Gibson
    Posted at 17:23h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jonathan Boles
    Posted at 17:23h, 28 April

    Always good info.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 17:22h, 28 April

    .

    • Chris Mouser
      Posted at 17:28h, 28 April

      Thanks

      • Kelly Jean Lindberg
        Posted at 18:07h, 28 April

        Great suggestions

  • Reina Cardona
    Posted at 17:22h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Robin Washington
      Posted at 19:31h, 28 April

      Thanx

  • Layla D Kaspar
    Posted at 17:22h, 28 April

    Very helpful

  • Allan
    Posted at 17:19h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jim Jackson
    Posted at 17:19h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Jay E.
    Posted at 17:19h, 28 April
  • Rachelle Gizinski
    Posted at 17:19h, 28 April

    Good info. I have bee making them for family and friends but elastic is hard to come by

  • Teresa Coleman
    Posted at 17:19h, 28 April

    TY

  • Ted Hill
    Posted at 17:18h, 28 April

    Thank you.

    • Hawah Dunbar
      Posted at 19:31h, 28 April

      Do you need a Filter in your mask? Because when you do it yourself, there’s no felter in it. Just checking.

  • Earrol Gooding
    Posted at 17:18h, 28 April

    Every one should have a mask on when you are out side be safe

  • Winchel Brian
    Posted at 17:18h, 28 April

    Good stuff

  • Jimmy Thompson
    Posted at 17:17h, 28 April

    ok

  • Stephanie Itani
    Posted at 17:16h, 28 April

    Thank you for sharing

  • Adam Bryan
    Posted at 17:16h, 28 April

    Good read. Thanks

  • David Ayers
    Posted at 17:16h, 28 April

    Good read

  • Reginald Williams
    Posted at 17:16h, 28 April

    Good stuff

  • Kelly Wright
    Posted at 17:16h, 28 April

    thanks

  • Rodney P Czeschin
    Posted at 17:15h, 28 April

    My wife sewed up mask for our whole family already. Still good reading.

  • Jay Stafford
    Posted at 17:15h, 28 April

    Good Stuff!

  • Josh Hill
    Posted at 17:15h, 28 April

    Good information to know and share. Thank you

  • Michael Slacer
    Posted at 17:14h, 28 April

    Thanks for the info

  • Jennifer Wiley
    Posted at 17:13h, 28 April

    nice!!

    • Michael Phillips
      Posted at 17:39h, 28 April

      Thank you

    • Evalee smoluch
      Posted at 18:31h, 28 April

      Excellent advice

  • LISA DOVER
    Posted at 17:13h, 28 April

    Great info!

  • Gbatelee Taylor
    Posted at 17:13h, 28 April

    Thanks

    • Jairo Momanyi
      Posted at 17:57h, 28 April

      Nice!

    • Mark W Stack
      Posted at 15:25h, 29 April

      Nice read

  • Lesia Conrad
    Posted at 17:12h, 28 April

    I already have made some for me and my neighbors to stay safe.

    • Miros
      Posted at 00:46h, 29 April

      Very helpful thanks

  • pranav kumar pravin
    Posted at 17:11h, 28 April

    Thanks!

  • James Hoit
    Posted at 17:11h, 28 April

    My wife has made tons for medical people in our area.

    • Misael Serrano
      Posted at 17:13h, 28 April

      Thank you for the tips

      • Terrance McGee
        Posted at 18:05h, 28 April

        Thanks for the information

  • Marixa Ervin
    Posted at 17:11h, 28 April

    Thanks for the info

  • Stephanie Guzman
    Posted at 17:10h, 28 April

    Good to know

  • Ester Pelayo Martínez
    Posted at 17:10h, 28 April

    Interesting Information

  • In Jun Yoo
    Posted at 17:09h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • KEITH fletcher
      Posted at 17:15h, 28 April

      Nice

      • Evelyn Randall
        Posted at 01:36h, 29 April

        A little late, but thank you for the nice information

    • Lakeila Covington
      Posted at 06:14h, 29 April

      Thanks

  • Shona
    Posted at 17:09h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Luther guy Morgan Jr
    Posted at 17:09h, 28 April

    Good information thank you

  • April Wickham
    Posted at 17:08h, 28 April

    Thank you so much for these awesome tips and the links for masks

  • Robert tucker
    Posted at 17:08h, 28 April

    Good info, thanks

    • Nicklas Armor
      Posted at 17:29h, 28 April

      Helpful points to consider

  • John Simon
    Posted at 17:07h, 28 April

    Thank you.

    • Nick Szynkowski
      Posted at 18:27h, 28 April

      Thank you

  • SUSAN MARIE BROOKES
    Posted at 17:07h, 28 April

    If you sew, or even if you just have an iron, the pellon (non-woven) fusible interfacing works decently as a filtering material between the layers of fabric. Than you for a great article with timely information that provides reasonable options for virtually everyone.

  • Samantha Wegner
    Posted at 17:06h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • Aptil M Benes
      Posted at 17:19h, 28 April

      Good info

  • David Beavers
    Posted at 17:06h, 28 April

    Good Information

  • BETH Smith
    Posted at 17:06h, 28 April

    Thank yoou

  • Brian Vermillion
    Posted at 17:05h, 28 April

    Interesting

  • Terry McWhirter
    Posted at 17:05h, 28 April

    Use N-95 approved masks! They’re available if you put the effort into it. (Why not protect yourself, the best you can?
    Thanks,

  • Scott Nelson
    Posted at 17:02h, 28 April

    thanks

    • Kenneth Hatch
      Posted at 17:20h, 28 April

      Informative

  • Amy Kirkessner
    Posted at 17:01h, 28 April

    I am fortunate to have a sister that has made me multiple for everyday of the week to get through this.

  • Kerri Parris
    Posted at 17:01h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Tamatha Hetrick
    Posted at 17:00h, 28 April

    Thabks

  • Connie Haslinger
    Posted at 16:59h, 28 April

    Thank you 🙂

  • Michelle Limes
    Posted at 16:58h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Tim Kimmel
    Posted at 16:58h, 28 April

    Thanks for the information.

  • Stephanie Arnett
    Posted at 16:57h, 28 April

    Thanks, good information!

  • Dennis Wibberg
    Posted at 16:57h, 28 April

    very helpful

    • Amanda Logsdon
      Posted at 17:06h, 28 April

      Thank you for providing this information. Will definitely try to make no sew mask.

  • Jennifer Lucas
    Posted at 16:56h, 28 April

    Very helpful

  • Christine Owsley
    Posted at 16:55h, 28 April

    good info

  • Ria R
    Posted at 16:55h, 28 April

    Thank you for the information.

  • John Simon Jr.
    Posted at 16:55h, 28 April

    Thank you!

  • TAN CHAN NG
    Posted at 16:55h, 28 April

    Great information.
    Thank you. Will share.

  • Ortega Valdez Mays
    Posted at 16:53h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Emily
    Posted at 16:53h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Anthony Joseph Ingria
    Posted at 16:53h, 28 April

    Thanks! I had many masks already collected two months ago. Thanks for the info on it though. I will share.

    • DEIDRE PRUITT ROBBINS
      Posted at 17:18h, 28 April

      I like the information however, my building won’t allow cloth masks per CDC.

      • Ashley Riegle
        Posted at 17:21h, 28 April

        Thanks for the info!

  • Joel Rutter
    Posted at 16:52h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Paula Cole
    Posted at 16:52h, 28 April

    Thank you.

  • Roger West
    Posted at 16:52h, 28 April

    This outbreak has changed everything

  • Loria Watkins
    Posted at 16:52h, 28 April

    Thanks good info

    • Opal
      Posted at 19:54h, 28 April

      Wish I could wear my home made mask to work but its not allowed

      • Miriam Pizarro
        Posted at 20:51h, 03 May

        Will try to make some

  • Richard A. Swing
    Posted at 16:51h, 28 April

    Thank you!

    • Sheilah Holmes
      Posted at 17:05h, 28 April

      Good info

      • Kymberli May
        Posted at 23:40h, 29 April

        .Great information… Please continue to practice safe distancing

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 16:51h, 28 April

    Great article

  • Kristin
    Posted at 16:50h, 28 April

    No

  • Ricky Sutton
    Posted at 16:50h, 28 April

    Think’s

  • Brittany
    Posted at 16:50h, 28 April

    thank you

  • Larryhowardboyd
    Posted at 16:49h, 28 April

    Good advice will do

  • Karen Reynolds
    Posted at 16:49h, 28 April

    Thank ypu

    • Elizabeth O.
      Posted at 16:55h, 28 April

      Very useful information. Thanks

  • Ida Wallace
    Posted at 16:49h, 28 April

    Father God pls save us all Amen.thanks for the information

    • kyra hilaire
      Posted at 16:51h, 28 April

      Thanks

      • Lori Schmidt
        Posted at 21:46h, 28 April

        Use them everyday at work

  • Daniel Foster
    Posted at 16:47h, 28 April

    Great read

    • Loria Watkins
      Posted at 16:49h, 28 April

      Good info

      • ELBERT MYLES
        Posted at 16:53h, 28 April

        thank you for the heads up God bless

        • Syreeta Wren
          Posted at 08:09h, 30 April

          Excellent information!!!

      • Nestor Konditamde
        Posted at 17:49h, 28 April

        .got it thanks

  • Freddy tran
    Posted at 16:47h, 28 April

    Thank you. I’m going to send this info to my parents. They’ve been asking about mask.

  • Jami Womack
    Posted at 16:46h, 28 April

    Thank you!

    • Aimee C Miracle
      Posted at 16:49h, 28 April

      Thank you for the information on how to make face masks

    • Darryl Young
      Posted at 16:51h, 28 April

      Thanks.

  • Tim Bibeau
    Posted at 16:45h, 28 April

    Thanks again

    • Cynthia Rolik
      Posted at 18:25h, 28 April

      Interesting ideas…thank you

      • Valentina Washington
        Posted at 23:37h, 28 April

        Great information

  • Kathie McDonald
    Posted at 16:43h, 28 April

    Thank you

    • ELBERT MYLES
      Posted at 16:57h, 28 April

      we need to make sure that we are protected from the COVID1
      GOD BLESS

  • Michael Kaplan
    Posted at 16:42h, 28 April

    Wonderful

  • Pamela martin
    Posted at 16:42h, 28 April

    Great information

    • anna wornoo
      Posted at 17:11h, 28 April

      God bless you. Thanks

  • Larry H.
    Posted at 16:41h, 28 April

    Good help during these times.

    • Clarence Watkins
      Posted at 16:48h, 28 April

      Ty

  • Michael Kaplan
    Posted at 16:41h, 28 April

    Ok

    • Lana Stenyakin
      Posted at 17:04h, 28 April

      Thanks

  • Stephanie Lowe
    Posted at 16:40h, 28 April

    YouTube has great tutorials as well.

    • Scott Harden
      Posted at 21:22h, 28 April

      Read

  • Scott Duck
    Posted at 16:40h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • ROBERT P
    Posted at 16:39h, 28 April

    THANKS

  • Marcus Brooks
    Posted at 16:39h, 28 April

    Thanks for the tips

  • Maranda Rusk
    Posted at 16:38h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Timothy Bush
    Posted at 16:37h, 28 April

    Good info

  • Donnie Thomas
    Posted at 16:36h, 28 April

    thanks

  • Jeslyn Serrano
    Posted at 16:36h, 28 April

    Great idea

  • Linda Crane
    Posted at 16:35h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Rosary Paje
    Posted at 16:35h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • NM
    Posted at 16:35h, 28 April

    Great info. Thanks

  • Julia Sietsema
    Posted at 16:35h, 28 April

    Love it, perfect in this time

    • ELBERT MYLES
      Posted at 17:01h, 28 April

      I have been making PPE and I am very happy to do so
      God bless

  • Kathy Prowant
    Posted at 16:34h, 28 April

    Thank you for information

  • Erin Sabelman
    Posted at 16:34h, 28 April

    Thanks!

    • Jennifer Lucas
      Posted at 16:55h, 28 April

      Very helpful

      • Julie Moore
        Posted at 17:23h, 28 April

        Ty

  • Mark Tillman
    Posted at 16:34h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Julie Stangel
    Posted at 16:34h, 28 April

    Great article

    • TAN CHAN NG
      Posted at 16:54h, 28 April

      Great information.
      Thank you. Will share.

  • ARISA L DAVID
    Posted at 16:34h, 28 April

    Great information, thanks!

  • Patricia Spak
    Posted at 16:33h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Cassidy Rhodes
    Posted at 16:33h, 28 April

    Good information

    • N. Moore
      Posted at 16:53h, 28 April

      Thanks

    • Diane wolford
      Posted at 00:21h, 29 April

      Interesting. thanks

  • Brian K Gibbs
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Olga Soto
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Thank you, appreciate the information

  • Shondell Jernigan
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Helpful information.

  • Brad Meredith
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Thanks.

  • Missy Nolido
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Brad Meredith
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Brian Fiala
    Posted at 16:32h, 28 April

    Good information for what is going on currently.

    • Amy Burleson
      Posted at 16:33h, 28 April

      Love this

    • Chris Mouser
      Posted at 16:39h, 28 April

      Thanks

    • Ida Wallace
      Posted at 17:12h, 28 April

      Father God pls save us all Amen.thanks for the information

      • Marie p. Gabriel
        Posted at 22:15h, 28 April

        Thank You for the info. I’ve been using the coffee filter under my scarf, I think it’s safe.

  • Mary Johnson
    Posted at 16:31h, 28 April

    Tks

  • Tony J An
    Posted at 16:31h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jim Harwood
    Posted at 16:31h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Jermaine Lee
    Posted at 16:31h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • LAURA TITCH
    Posted at 16:30h, 28 April

    Thank you for the very helpful info

    • Lafayette J Barlow
      Posted at 16:37h, 28 April

      Very helpful at this time.

    • Tina richmond
      Posted at 23:28h, 28 April

      Thank you

  • Trinitee Morales
    Posted at 16:30h, 28 April

    ..

  • Mandy West-Grover
    Posted at 16:30h, 28 April

    Good advice. We’ll need them as things open up again.

  • Jason Hennessey
    Posted at 16:29h, 28 April

    Good tips.

    • Cynthia Alexander
      Posted at 16:50h, 28 April

      Face mask

  • Tina Tipton
    Posted at 16:29h, 28 April

    Thanks

  • Scott McDavid
    Posted at 16:29h, 28 April

    thanks

    • Jody Chance
      Posted at 16:43h, 28 April

      Good to know

  • Joanne Strauss
    Posted at 16:29h, 28 April

    Thanks!

  • Kristofer Vander Pyl
    Posted at 16:29h, 28 April

    Thank you

  • Mario Martinez
    Posted at 16:27h, 28 April

    I had some made for me..

  • Anneli Villarin
    Posted at 16:25h, 28 April

    Thanks!

  • Anthony Staley
    Posted at 16:25h, 28 April

    Good thanks

    • Shira Jean Mixer
      Posted at 17:26h, 01 May

      Thank you

  • Rigoberto delacerda
    Posted at 16:20h, 28 April

    ……….

    • Ada Santos
      Posted at 16:46h, 28 April

      Thankx for the info

      • Vanessa Nicolas
        Posted at 17:06h, 28 April

        Thank you

        • Holly Jones
          Posted at 22:19h, 30 April

          Thank you!

    • Loria Watkins
      Posted at 16:50h, 28 April

      Thanks

    • Rey Ramirez
      Posted at 03:18h, 01 May

      Thanks