The US Center for Disease Control now recommends that all Americans wear face masks in public to reduce transmission of Covid-19. We recently announced our mask that was set to be released this week and the feedback has been dope. We're stoked that we get to release a mask to the public and to be able to donate masks to Union Rescue Mission. Do to insane demand these are a few days out and will drop next week. We'll make sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, we want to hook you up with a DIY Cloth Mask Tutorial which shows you how to make a mask with any tees or shirts you have laying around. Enjoy!
- Mask Pattern (printable or graph paper to hand draw) -
- T-Shirts (cotton, cotton blend, woven or flannel)
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Marking pen
- Elastic or any string/lace to tie
- Pin or clips and safety pin
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Measure your printed pattern
- Pin or trace pattern onto the shirt
- Repeat for pocket lining
- Cut two mirrored pieces
- Pin or clip right sides together
- Sew with machine or by hand
- You should have two pieces like this
- Fold edges of lining under ¼” and Sew
- We used a serger here but it is not necessary
- Topstitch center seams to create a neater finish and mask will lay flatter when worn.
- Turn Main and lining pieces right side out
- Place lining inside
- They should have right sides facing each other
- Pin or clip
- Sew top and bottom edges together
- Turn pieces so that insides are touching and both right sides are facing out
- Topstitch top and bottom
- Clip or pin outer edges
- Again, we used a serger here and cut off seam allowance. You can simply fold over 1/8-1/4” twice and sew
- Pin and catch the little piece of unfinished edge here
- Don’t forget to leave approx. ¼-3/8” opening, this is where you insert elastic or laces
- A safety pin will help you insert elastic
- Simply hook pin through elastic and pull through the channel you created
- Repeat for other side
- Elastic can be tied and adjusted as needed. Tuck inside mask or leave out
- If you can’t find filters, you can cut up more of the t-shirt and use that. Good luck! If you finished, well done. Congrats! You have made your own cloth mask.
AND YOU'RE DONE!
The pattern we used can be found HERE. Stay Lifted!