No Sew Face Mask Tutorials & Videos

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Learn how to make a face mask with the no sew method. Not everyone has the time or the supplies (sewing machine) to make a face mask, so the no sew face mask is a great option.

Here is a collection of tutorials and videos that will help you through the process of making the no sew face mask. It’s pretty quick and when you are in a pinch they are super handy!

*please note that this does not replace the suggested medical face masks

Additional Face Mask Tutorials and helpful tips:

Quick Cut T-shirt Face Covering (no sew method)

click here for the full tutorial on the CDC website

Materials

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors

Tutorial

A front view of a T-shirt is shown. A straight, horizontal line is cut across the entire width of the T-shirt, parallel to the T-shirt's waistline. Using a pair of scissors, the cut is made approximately seven to eight inches above the waistline. Both the front and back layer of the T-shirt are cut simultaneously.
The rectangle piece of cloth that has been cut from the bottom portion of the T-shirt is shown, lying flat. The rectangle is positioned so that the cut that was just made across the entire width of the shirt is the top side of the rectangle while the original waistline of the T-shirt is the bottom side of the rectangle. From the top right-hand corner of the rectangle, the scissors are moved down approximately one-half inch, along the right, hemmed side of the rectangle. From this point, a six to seven-inch, horizontal cut is made through both the front and back side of the cloth, parallel to the top of the rectangle. The scissors then turn ninety-degrees to cut downward, a vertical line that is parallel to the left side of the rectangle; this cut continues downward until it reaches approximately one-half inch above the bottom of the rectangle. The scissors then turn ninety-degrees again to create another six to seven-inch, horizontal cut that runs parallel to the bottom of the rectangle, back towards the right, hemmed side of the shirt, and cuts through the right, hemmed side of the rectangle. This newly cut out piece of cloth is laid to the side. To cut tie strings, the two remaining slivers of the right side of the rectangle are cut vertically along the hem.
The final piece of cloth is unfolded and worn by an individual. The middle of the cloth piece is positioned to cover the nose and mouth area. The four thin pieces of cloth act as tie strings to hold the cloth face covering in place. The strings around neck, then over top of head are tied into knots.

Hand Sewn Face Mask Video Tutorial

T-Shirt to Face Mask Video Tutorial

There are two tricks to this no-sew mask’s awesome fit:

  1. Use stretchy material (like a knit T-shirt, or a woven material cut on the bias so it stretches I explain “bias” later in this tutorial).
  2. Twisting the ear loops once before putting them over our ears to get a better fit.

Make a Face Mask Using a Bandanna

Face Mask with Fabric & Hair Ties

Additional Face Mask Tutorials and helpful tips:

Learn how to make a face mask using the no sew method.


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