Hi I'm Donna Wolfe from naztazia.
com Today I'm going to show you five easy face masks you can make with household items including no sew onesmade from bandanas and sewing ones with elastics or ties.
The purpose of thesemasks is simply to keep your germs from getting on someone else.
The first no sew option is made with the 22 inch by 22 inch bandana.
If you havean approved filter place it in the middle.
Fold the top down and fold thebottom up.
You can use either rubber bands or hair ties.
Place one elastic onthe right side like this and place the other elastic on the left side.
The distance between the elastics is thecloth part that will cover your mouth and nose.
Fold the right side inwards andthen the left side.
Tuck one side of the fabric inside like this.
Hold the mask bythe two elastics.
Place it over your face and attach the elastics to the ears.
Here's what it looks like.
By the way if you don't have a bandana just cut out a22 inch square from a heavyweight t-shirt and use that instead.
Now my sondoes not like the elastics around his ears.
For him I placed the bandana down like a diamond instead.
And fold the left cornerinward and the right corner.
He does however like baseball caps and hats.
Soplace the bandana around the nose and mouth area like this.
You can twist thetwo ends a bit if you wish.
Tuck the one end inside the opening ofthe hat in back.
And tuck the other end in to.
The hat is fairly tight on his headand holds these ends in nicely.
And here's a face mask my son does not mindwearing.
My daughter is not thrilled about the elastics either.
So we place abit of her hair in a ponytail about here on her head.
Wrap the bandana around the front like this.
Twist the ends a bit then tie it above the ponytail.
Now thatI've shown you the no sew options I'm going to show you two different sewingoptions.
For both of these you can use a sewing machine or just hand sew them.
They recommend 100% cotton and quilting cotton is a nice thick option, as would aheavyweight t-shirt as well.
Step 1 is to cut out two pieces of fabric – each teninches wide by six inches in height.
Next place both fabric pieces together withthe right side or printed side facing upwards.
Make 1/4 inch seam along the top edge and one along the bottom edge.
Don't worry if it's not perfect we're justmaking a face mask not a complicated quilt pattern.
Quarter inch seams on thetop and bottom.
Next turn the piece inside out or technically right-side out.
Straighten it out a bit.
And I do like topress it flat with an iron.
Now on our two shorter ends we're goingto fold up the fabric a quarter of an inch or thereabouts.
And fold it again.
Pressing it with an iron makes it easier to sew.
Be sure to do this on both of theshorter sides.
Now we're going to make stitches to hold this hem in place.
Tryto get as close to the inside edging as possible.
We'll need to fish the elastics through the hem we're creating.
It's time toinsert some elastic.
If you have soft quarter-inch elastic that would worknicely, but if not look around the house.
I'm sure you can find some elastic youcan cut out and use for this project.
My favorite are these hair ties.
They are extremely soft around the ears.
Whatever you choose to use you'll needabout six or seven inches.
If you happen to have a crochet hook you can easilyinsert it into the hemmed part and pull the elastic through using this method.
And if not a trick my dad showed me as achild is to pin a safety pin to the edge of the elastic and use it to guide itthrough like this.
It's up to you if you want to tie andknot the elastics or sew them together.
You won't feel them inside the hemmedpart so it doesn't really matter which method you choose.
Fish the knotted orsewn part inside the hemmed part.
You might want to put a stitch or two atboth openings of the elastic to hold it in place but you don't have to.
Onceyou've completed the other side it's time to try on the mask.
The nice printedside should face outwards and the back side should face inwards.
Now if youprefer ties I found shoelaces work quite nicely.
Youcan also use ribbon or any kind of string that you can find.
Instead offishing the elastics through, use the method to fish the shoelaces throughinstead.
With this I found I do need to place a couple of stitches just on thetop part of both sides of the mask to hold the shoelaces in place.
My husbandlikes to pre-tie and knot the top strands in place.
Then slip over the head.
Then heuses the bottom ones to make a tie in the back.
The nice thing about the tiemethod is if you have a good mask on underneath this one will slip over thegood one nicely.
And that's how I make face masks for my entire family.
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