Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines on wearing face masks in public to recommend that everyone, sick or not, cover their faces with fabric while saving medical-grade masks for health care workers.
According to Refinery29, scientists say quilters cotton with a thread count of at least 180 because its weave is thicker and tighter, which allows for fewer particles to pass through are best, or using a bandana when layered with layers of a filtration system such as a few coffee filters, are significantly more effective. There are only a few materials needed for a no-sew DIY face mask:
- Bandana (or square cotton cloth approximately 20”x20”)
- Coffee filter
- Rubber bands (or hair ties)
- Scissors (if you are cutting your own cloth)
It takes only a few minutes to create one, watch the video below, and see other ways to create a mask at home here!
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