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Over the course of the past few days, the government and the CDC, Center for Disease Control, made a statement recommending, and requiring in some places, that people should wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Since there has been a world wide shortage of masks, they have offered instructions on how to make masks 3 different ways.
These masks are super simple to make and give you something to do while at home. We encourage you to make a bunch of them to give to family, friends, neighbors and even healthcare workers. We would love to see the mask you guys have made, so please go to our Facebook page and share a picture with us.
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1- Sewn Cloth Face Covering Mask:
The first mask is a “Sewn Cloth Face Covering.” This materials required for this are (2) 10” x 6” rectangles of cotton fabric, (2) 6” pieces of elastic (which can be rubbers bands, string, cloth strips or hair ties), needles and thread (or a bobby pin), scissors, and a sewing machine (you could also hand sew this as well).
2 - Quick Cut T-Shirt Cloth Face Covering (no sew method)
The second type of mask requires no sewing and only 2 materials, a T-shirt and scissors.
3 - Bandana Cloth Face Covering (No sew method)
The 3rd type of mask also does not require sewing. The materials needed for this are (1) bandana (or square cotton cloth approximately 20” x 20”), (1) coffee filter, rubber bands or hair ties, scissors.
4 - Videos on How to Make a Mask
If you are the type of person that prefers watching “how to” videos instead, we have provided some links as well:
We look forward to seeing your mask and remember when it comes to Emergency Food Supplies, ReadyWise has you covered.