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Making disposable facemasks

COVID-19 | Last Active: May 3, 2020 | Replies (7)

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@fourof5zs

The reason behind the fabric mask is the disposable ones … like the gloves too … tend to be thrown on the ground or in shopping carts. They add to landfills.

I haven't made a mask. I did try to do one with a bandana and hair ties. The ties just pulled off my ears.. I failed. I have a bum thumb right now and the folding is hard on my hands. I have disposable masks. .. like Harbor Freight sells. I wear them in the yard because of pollen allergies. When I went to the doctor the other day I wore a thicker one that my husband had just happened to pick up in the surgical center I had my thumb surgery at in January (pre covid-19). It was harder to breath through. He says he wished he had gotten more, but that would have been greedy.

I do know how to sew. I just need my husband's help in cutting out the fabric… which I have enough to make several. He may have to do the sewing part too under my direction. I do like this shop towel idea. I will show it to him. I am not sure it would be big enough to cover his big face though 😏.

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@fourof5zs Try using two towels for your husband if one isn't large enough?
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