No-Sew Face Mask

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Introduction: No-Sew Face Mask

Make this mask in a couple of minutes with minimal materials or tools.

I used a non-woven fabric that is discarded in the hospital after Autoclaving instruments. The material is air permeable and bacterial barrier. It's also splash resistant and hydrophobic. The instrument trays are open in the OR and this material goes in a separate plastic bag, then its removed from the OR before the patient enters the room, this makes it unlikely to get contaminated. We still leave it in a bag for several days before using it to allow any possible contaminating virus to die.

Very important: disinfect surfaces and instruments. Use masks, gloves and WASH YOUR HANDS, before making this masks. Especially if you are doing a batch for several users.

It makes a good mask and a good use of otherwise discarded material.

Stay safe, stay home.

Supplies

Fabric or cloth, non-woven fabric works better
Cord, scissors and a hole puncher

Step 1: Cut a Piece of Cloth 17 by 20 Cm

Step 2: Fold Along Long Axis and Secure With Clips

Step 3: Punch 2 Holes Like Shown Advance 1 Cm and Punch Again

Step 4: Flip and Repeat

Step 5: Unfold. Tread the Cord Like Sown and Tie

Step 6: Put It Around Your Neck, Pull the Lower Cord Over to the Back of Your Head and Adjust As Shown.

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    7 Comments

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    pattiedavis03
    pattiedavis03

    2 years ago

    Very easy to make. Thank you

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    Uneeklibeautiful
    Uneeklibeautiful

    2 years ago

    I love that you made it in a way that doesn’t require sewing and it still works well with the self-adjustable pleating thats automatically created by the way that you threaded the cords to go around the head instead of the ears. Very intuitive, not to mention easy and learning from a medical worker further substantiates its effectiveness in my opinion. Kudos on your initiative to share with the public!

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    JoiceML
    JoiceML

    Question 2 years ago on Step 6

    How long of cord did you use?

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    romodoc
    romodoc

    Reply 2 years ago

    I love your instructables!!, so impresive!. I love the A O'Neil costume.

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    romodoc
    romodoc

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you!