One of the measures required from each of us in this unprecedented time is the wearing of face masks.


For most countries, one cannot go out of the house unless they have a face mask on.


The sudden rise of the demand for face masks resulted in dwindling number supplies, and, in some cases, our healthcare workers are the ones on the suffering end. Some people tend to hoard surgical face masks, leaving our front liners unprotected.


To prevent this situation from getting worse. Why don’t you make your face mask instead? The materials needed are straightforward to find in your homes, and you wouldn’t even need master sewing skills to create one.


Here are some easy steps on how to make your face mask at home:


Face Mask With Hair Ties


You will need the following materials:


  • An old clean shirt, or another kind of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Two rubber bands of large hair ties



Face masks with built-in strings


You will need the following materials:


  • An old clean shirt, or another kind of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure


Making the face masks will only take a few minutes to complete. The price of surgical masks has risen almost three times compared to its pre-pandemic price. You did not just give your unused shirt a new purpose, and you were able to save some money, too.



Proper Way of Putting On and Taking Off Your Mask


Now that you already have protection, it is now time to use it right. Here are some reminders on how to use your mask correctly.

First, make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds before putting your mask on. The mask will lose it’s the purpose of your hands are contaminated in the first place. In case no soap and water are available, you can use some alcohol or an alcohol-based sanitizer.

How to Put On Your Face Mask


It would be best if you only held the rubber band or the ties while placing it in your face. Make sure you did not touch the fabric and adjust until it fits face well.

How to Take Off Your Face Mask

  • Wash your hands thoroughly first.
  • Only hold the straps to unhook or untie the mask from your face.
  • Make sure that you do not touch your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • Soak the cover into the washing machine.
  • Rewash your hands after removing the mask.

Wearing and Caring for Fabric Face Mask:


Wash your mask regularly. It would be best to have more than one face mask. Soak it in a bleach solution for 30 minutes before washing it. There are cases when the detergent is not enough to kill the coronavirus. Then, dry the face mask on high-heat.


Make sure the mask is a perfect fit and that your DIY face mask covers your face, nose, and mouth. These are critical areas where the virus can get through.

Wear your mask correctly at all times when going out. The face mask is meant to protect the people around you. When you go out, you always have to assume that you have a virus, so always be extra careful. When you talk to someone, do not remove or lift the mask down.

Avoid touching the mask once after you wear it. This will only increase the risk of infection. If you need to do so, then make sure that you sprayed your hands with alcohol first.


Wearing a face mask is our first line of defense against this deadly virus. By wearing it, you do not just protect yourself, and you protect others too.

Author: Blogger