We hope you had a great week! This week we're coming back at you with another blog. With all the stressful things going on in the world right now, it is important to take those measures to self-care and de-compress. You may be starting to slowly resume back to normal life, but it's still better to protect yourself and others around you. We thought it would be perfect to show you how to easily make a no-sew facemask! We hope you enjoy!
No Sewing Machine, No Problem!
If you would like to make a fabric face mask, but don’t have a sewing machine, here is an easy way to make a no-sew face mask with materials you can find at home (such as bandanas and hair ties). In the case that you would like to sew, we recommend using our favourite fabrics from our friends at The Pineapple Everything. Soft, tropical, bold, and perfect for Summer!
DIY Face Mask With Hair Ties & a Bandana
This is probably the easiest way to make a face mask. You can use Bandana & hair ties which are often available at your local Walmart or even The Dollar Store in some cases. You can even use a handkerchief! If you have those materials available, you can make a simple cloth face-covering in about a minute.
1) Lay the bandana (or fabric of your choice) on a flat surface. Fold the top and bottom inward to meet in the middle. Then, fold the bandana in half again. There will be four layers of fabric. This is what it should look like.
2) Next, use two hair ties to create ear loops. Slip one hair tie over each of the ends. Slide the hair ties a few inches toward the middle of the folded bandana.
3) Lastly, fold the ends of the bandana in to meet in the middle. You want the ends to overlap slightly, so you can tuck one end into the other. This will help keep the ends secure. Wear the mask with the smooth side out and the ends against your face. If the mask feels too tight around your ears, then you can adjust the position of the hair ties to make it wider. Remember to wash the bandana after each use, or if it becomes moist during use.
Important to Remember
A DIY face mask is not a replacement for a surgical mask or N-95 respirator. Rather, these masks are meant to help protect other people when you must go out in public.
Be sure to practice good hygiene and proper mask-wearing procedure. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
In addition, masks are not a replacement for social distancing. You should still be practicing 6-feet social distancing and frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds.
Feel free to share with us your facemasks with us @darlingsjewelry. Good luck and we hope that we have helped you out! Please social distance, stay safe and try to help flatten the curve! While you're here, take a look at some of our favourite products of the week! Have an amazing week!