How to Make a Face Mask from a Shirt No-Sew – Rae Gun Ramblings

This easy homemade face mask is great in a pinch when you find yourself desperate for a grocery run or having to go to the doctors. While I want to emphasize that staying home really is best, as more and more areas are requiring mask to be out it’s good to know how to make your own.

And of course remember that masks should be changed and washed in between every outing. Please only use this when absolutely necessary paired with proper hand washing and social distancing.

How to Make a Face Mask from a Shirt

All you need is T-shirt you are willing to part with. Yes you’ll have to cut it to make this face mask.

No-Sew Face Mask Supplies

You’ll want to try to use a man’s shirt or unisex shirt. You want more coverage and the bulk of your mask will come from the sleeve.

Making a Homemade Face Mask Out of a Shirt

While this is not the same level of protection as a surgical mask it is better than nothing when you have to head out. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and good a fit I was able to achieve with this method.

If you want to make two masks out of one shirt you can cut a second strip from the bottom of the shirt. Even without the hem it will do fine as ear loops or ties.

How to Make a Face Mask from a T-Shirt

Quick and easy no-sew face mask tutorial
Lay the shirt flat making sure to line up the seam that joins the bodice to the sleeve.
Cut along the seam to remove the sleeve. Cut on the outside of the seam so that you leave any bulk from the shirt behind.
Fold the sleeve so that the underside (many will have a seam) goes down the middle. Set aside
Cut along the bottom edge of the shirt to make a long strip.
Cut in half.
Loop one pieces through each side of the sleeve piece you cut off.
Tie to form ear loops. Or if you prefer you can tie them across the back of your head.
If you want to make two masks out of one shirt you can cut a second strip from the bottom of the shirt. Even without the hem it will do fine as ear loops or ties.

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