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‘Face masks don’t work’

Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus, and some studies have estimated a roughly fivefold protection versus no barrier alone (although others have found lower levels of effectiveness).

If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask cuts the chance of the disease being passed on. If you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been diagnosed, wearing a mask can also protect others. So masks are crucial for health and social care workers looking after patients and are also recommended for family members who need to care for someone who is ill – ideally both the patient and carer should have a mask.

However, masks will probably make little difference if you’re just walking around town or taking a bus so there is no need to bulk-buy a huge supply.

Hey all! I have been been traveling a lot lately and almost everyone is wearing some sort of face mask. So, instead of paying $100 for what used to be $1 , I decided to make a few for myself and share with you on how to sew a face mask. Keep in mind that this won’t prevent you from getting a virus. However, I like wearing one because it helps stop my bad habit of face touching. I also like wearing mine when I clean my house to help block out some of the scents from disinfectants and cleaners. Again, people wear for different reasons. This won’t prevent you from getting a virus.


This is a super simple tutorial. It’s pretty much a rectangular piece of fabric with pleats and elastic on the side. The pleats help give the extra room needed to breath comfortably.


Here is what you need:

I did a picture tutorial for this since it was so simple. Hope it’s easy for you to follow along.

Well, there you have it! Whip up a few of these babies for your friends and family if you feel need to wear a mask for whatever reason.


sew a face mask

Thanks for visiting and Happy Sewing!


Disclaimer: This mask will not protect you from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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