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lark

(22,801 posts)
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:28 AM Apr 2020

How to make a face mask without sewing. Now that masks are recommended, here's this -

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-make-face-mask-from-fabric-covid-19_l_5e834a20c5b62dd9f5d628e8

Gives different methods for making masks given that first responders need all the manufactured masks they can get. I'm going shopping for cat food in a few and will wear the scarf since I don't have the materials needed. I will still do my best to stay 6 ft away from anyone, but it's hard in the aisles which are only 3 ft apart.
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How to make a face mask without sewing. Now that masks are recommended, here's this - (Original Post) lark Apr 2020 OP
These are very creative for those who do not sew! femmocrat Apr 2020 #1
I'm thinking of just wearing a pair of tightie whities on my face. dem4decades Apr 2020 #2
There was a scientific study posted a few days ago on DU: Dish towels are better than scarves... blitzen Apr 2020 #3
I'm gonna wear a kerchief like a cowgirl on a dusty trail eShirl Apr 2020 #4
I had thrown away our old bandanas when we remodeled the house 6 years ago. lark Apr 2020 #7
Thank you! BeckyDem Apr 2020 #5
Thanks very much! rurallib Apr 2020 #6

dem4decades

(11,175 posts)
2. I'm thinking of just wearing a pair of tightie whities on my face.
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:49 AM
Apr 2020

That will keep people away.

New ones of course.

blitzen

(4,572 posts)
3. There was a scientific study posted a few days ago on DU: Dish towels are better than scarves...
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:55 AM
Apr 2020

and the only thing ranked higher than dish towels (except for real masks) was coffee filters. Maybe a combo dish towel-coffee filter would do the trick?

eShirl

(18,442 posts)
4. I'm gonna wear a kerchief like a cowgirl on a dusty trail
Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:57 AM
Apr 2020

After giving my normal ones to my brothers, all I've got left is a pink camo one from my chemo days...


lark

(22,801 posts)
7. I had thrown away our old bandanas when we remodeled the house 6 years ago.
Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:25 AM
Apr 2020

So yesterday I ordered some extra large ones yesterday from Amazon. I will try to make masks with filters from them, and if that doesn't work well w/what we've got at home, will just wear them cowboy style to the store.

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