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DIY Sewed Cloth Face Mask

Prep Time10 mins
Course: DIY
Keyword: homemade cloth face mask
Appliance: Sewing Machine
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 2 10" X 16" rectangular pieces of cotton fabric
  • 2 6" pieces of elastic or rubber band, hair ties, or string
  • Needle and thread or bobby pins
  • Scissors


  • Stack both the pieces of fabric on top of each other. Fold over the long side by 1/4" and hem. Similarly, fold over the shorter side by 1/2" and hem. 
  • You should now have a double-layered stitched rectangular piece that is open at the top and the bottom on the shorter side. Use a large needle or bobby pin to insert the elastic through the open ends at the shorter side. If you don't have elastic, use a rubber band or hair tie.
  • Knot at the ends of the elastic to make a loop, which will fit around your ears. Alternatively, you can use a string. In that case, tie the string behind your head. Make sure that the elastic loops are snug and the mask fits your face closely. 
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