With the recent pandemic and mandate to wear a Face Mask while out in public I am sharing how to Make a Face Mask with this simple, step by step Face Mask Tutorial. Grab a free Face Mask Pattern and make one with your Cricut. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can download the free pattern and cut it out by hand.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cricut.

CAUTION: This mask is NOT rated for disease control. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided the following information regarding homemade face masks: The role of face masks is for patient source control, to reduce contamination of the surrounding area when a person coughs or sneezes.  Patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should wear a facemask until they are isolated in a hospital or at home. Most facemasks do not effectively filter small particles from the air and do not prevent leakage around the edge of the mask when the user inhales.* When professional facemasks are not available, healthcare personnel might use homemade masks for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, caution should be exercised when considering this option since their capability to protect healthcare personnel is unknown.

CDC GUIDELINES ON CLOTH FACE MASKS

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

It has also been advised by the CDC, to use a simple cloth face covering to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. 

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, someone who may have trouble breathing, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

HOW TO PROPERLY WEAR CLOTH FACE MASK

Cloth face coverings should allow for the following—

HOW TO SAFELY REMOVE FACE MASK

Be careful not to touch your eyes, mouth or nose on your face while removing the face mask. Carefully and thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY FACE MASK BE WASHED

After a couple of uses you can wash your face mask in the washing machine as you would any other article of clothing.

HOW TO MAKE A FACE MASK

This tutorial shows how to cut the fabric on a Cricut Maker. But if you don’t have a Cricut Maker you can cut a pattern on your Cricut Explore. If you don’t have either machine, you can download a free pattern on Cricut’s blog here and then follow the rest of the directions to sew your face mask! Cricut also has a no sewing option and a tutorial for making a no-sew face mask on their blog here.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

OTHER ITEMS:

PREPARATION

HOW TO CUT FABRIC

SEWING A FACE MASK

There are a few different ways you can make this Face Mask. This pattern/project can be made on the Cricut Maker, Explore Air 2, or even cut by hand.

*Caution: This is not an N95 mask and is not rated for disease control.

HOW TO MAKE FACE MASK VIDEO TUTORIAL

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