Easy “DIY” No-Sew Face Masks

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We at Thrift Town hope you and your family are well and doing okay with the shelter in place orders. Thirft Town misses YOU and we look forward to seeing you soon!

“Social distancing measures may be working, according to officials. The U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said the majority of people in the U.S. are “doing the right thing”: staying home and following mitigation measures to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The White House task force said with continued efforts, it’s possible to push the death toll lower than the projected 100,000.” KSBW website

DOING THE RIGHT THING IS WORKING.
It has been recommended by health experts to wear a face mask while out in public to “keep our droplets to ourselves”. Although these homemade masks don’t prevent you from getting the virus, it can help prevent giving it to others. Some people with COVID-19 have no symptoms so they pass the virus to others unknowingly. This is one step that we can take to help prevent the spread of this disease.

While sheltering in place, I saw how to make a simple mask from household items on the Today Show. I tried it. It worked! I thought I’d share it with our Thrift Town friends. I’m sure many of you can make masks from thrifted treasures you found at Thrift Town.

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Step 1: Select fabric and two hair ties/rubber bands. Thicker fabric blocks droplets better. I found that a dinner napkin was a great size and thickness. Other items that work well are bandanas, smaller dishtowels, or cut a square with an old shirt or t-shirt. I found that using a hair tie/rubber band that is not too tight felt better on the ears.

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Step 2: Fold height to a good size for your face.

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Step 3: Place the hair tie/rubber bands on sides.

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Step 4: Fold fabric inward over the rubber bands.

 

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Step 5: Wear. Don’t forget other protective gear like eye glasses and gloves. Also wash your hands before and after you leave the house. Handwashing saves lives.

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Can’t wait to see you back thrifting!

Ashley

Ashley

I am the art director and marketing manager for Thrift Town. I have worked for Thrift Town for just about twenty years and I'm passionate about thrift, decorating, entertaining, crafting and, of course Thrift Town.

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