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DIY Face Mask: Just Do It.

While staying home and social distancing is still our best defense against Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to change its official guidelines to encourage people to take measures to cover their faces when they are out doing grocery shopping and drugstore runs.

So, let’s cover up. Not only to protect ourselves and our children, but also in solidarity with all Americans who are taking Covid-19 as a deadly serious threat to everyone.

Here are the steps and tips you need to make your own DIY face masks:

3 production protocol steps:

1. Begin by washing hands and sanitizing the workspace and all equipment — sewing machines, scissors, tables, etc.

2. Prewash new fabric in hot water with unscented detergent (if possible).

3. Do not try on the masks if they are for someone other than you.

This is the simplest, easiest mask tutorial. No cutting or sewing required!

3 sewing patterns:

1. Duckbill shaped fabric mask. Please choose version with nose wire, elastic, and filter pocket.

2. This video is for a pattern of a rectangular pleated mask with filter pocket and adjustable wire.

3. This no elastic mask is designed by a nurse to fit directly on the face or over an N95 filter.

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