How to make a mask?
Things you should know before you start making a mask for others
Here’s a checklist of things to follow for anyone who is about to make a mask for others.
1- Do not make a mask for others if you’re infected or showing symptoms
2- Always wash your hands and the cloth for mask, properly with soap before starting to sew.
3- Wash the masks with soap and water after finishing. Store them in envelop, box or paper bags etc and do not touch them again in order to keep them free from germs.
Things you will need to make a handmade surgical mask
Item 1- 100% Cotton Fabric 20cm X 40cm (width X Height) – Old cotton shirt, pillow cases, bed-sheets etc
Item 2- Four strips of fabric 5cm X 30cm – These will act as mask fasteners OR
Item 2- Two strips of elastics of (20cm for large, 17.5cm for medium and 15cm for small) size depending upon the size of the mask that you want to make.
Item 3- Sewing Threads & Needle: This is optional, you’ll need it if you’re sewing by hand.
Item 4- Bobby Pins: 6 pins to hold the pleats of the fabric while sewing.
Item 5- Sewing Machine: It is optional. It is faster to sew on a sewing machine, but it is not a must.
Item 6- Iron & Ironing Board: It is optional, it makes sewing easier though, but masks can be made without it