How To Wear Cloth Face Mask?
- Should sit firmly but comfortably on the face
- Should have ties or loops
- It should consist of several layers of cloth
- Should not prevent breathing
- It should be able to be machine washed and dried without being damaged or deformed.
Suggestions for Cloth Facial Masks to be Made at Home
It is recommended to use a cloth face mask among other people, especially in places where human-to-person transmission is intense and when it is difficult to resort to other social distance measures (such as markets and pharmacies).
In addition, it is recommended to use simple face masks from the cloth to slow the spread of the virus and to help people who do not know the virus and do not infect it. Cloth face masks, which can be made without expense from household items and materials, can be used as an additional public health measure on a voluntary basis.
Cloth face masks should not be used in children younger than 2 years old, those who have difficulty breathing, people whose mental angels are not in place, disabled or unable to remove the mask without someone else’s help.
Should cloth face masks be washed at regular intervals or should they be cleaned by other means? How often?
Yeah. Masks should be washed at regular intervals, depending on how often they are used.
How can the cloth face mask be safely cleaned?
Washing machine is sufficient for cleaning the face mask.
Sewed Cloth Face Mask
- Two pieces of cotton fabric with rectangular shape of 25 x 15 cm dimensions
- Two 15 cm long ties (rubber, rope or hair tie) each
- Needle, thread (or buckle)
- Sewing machine
Work to do:
1.Cut two pieces of cotton fabric 25 x 15 cm in size. It can be a frequently woven textile product or a cotton sheet. If nothing else is available, the T-shirt fabric will also work. Put two pieces of rectangular shape on top of each other; you will sew the mask as if there was only one piece in hand.
2.Fold long sides 0.6-7 cm wide and sew. Then fold and sew the two-fold cloth about 1-1.2 cm from the short sides.
3.Place the rubber band, 15 cm long and 3 mm wide, on the two sides of the mask. These will be the rings that will pass into the ears. Use a larger needle or buckle to attach the rubber band to the cloth. The joints are tight.
Don’t have a tire? Then use hair or headband. If you only have strings, you can hold the ties longer and tie them to the back of your head this time.
4.Pull the rubber gently so that the knots remain inside the bent edge. Adjust the sides of the dwelling together with the tire to make sure it fits your face. Then put the rubber band securely in place to avoid loss.
Bandana Face Mask (no seam)
- Bandana (or square cotton cloth about 50 x 50 cm)
- Filter coffee paper
- Rubber band (or headband)
- Scissors (if you are going to cut your own cloth)