Wearing face masks is a vital way to protect yourself and others during challenging times. Why not make it a fun DIY project and inject some personality into your protective gear? Figuring out how to get started can be the most intimidating part. It can seem like a difficult endeavor, but you can make it fun and creative.

Whether you love to sew or just want something new to cover up with, there is a wide range of options to guide you on your mask construction journey. Making homemade facemasks is a great way to challenge your crafting skills, keep occupied and personalize your self-expression. Here’s how to get started.

Gathering Materials

You will either use a sewing machine or put your mask together by hand. The supplies differ based on the method you’re using, but you can probably find most materials you’ll need at home. For the T-shirt method, you’ll need:

  • An old T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • A measuring tool

For the T-shirt and hair tie method, you’ll need:

  • Two hair ties or elastic bands
  • An old T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • A measuring tool

If you’re in the mood to sew, you’ll need:

  • At least two 10-inch by 6-inch fabric squares (an old T-shirt could work)
  • Elastic, rubber bands or fabric ties
  • A needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • A measuring tool

You can certainly tailor your choice of pattern to what materials you have around you, or you can try out each one to see what you like best. If you plan on making multiple masks, testing different ideas for construction can help you figure out which one is your personal favorite.

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