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    DIY Cloth Face Mask

    Made these early on as it was all I could find and the write-up was so informative. I had a lot of resistance even to just saying that I was making some, as at that time masks weren't recommended in the UK!, but I really felt the need to do so and not to use up medical ones as these were in such short supply for medical staff. Back-of-the-head instructions were great, especially for my mum who relies on hearing aids and, especially given the cost, does not want them to ping off & be lost/broken during use! I used teatowel as my lining fabric because one of the articles from early on recommended it, I also used pillow dustmite protectors as a filter as they're nonwoven & it was all I had - we had no post/mail delivery during lockdown for a few weeks. Having tried various styles…

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    Made these early on as it was all I could find and the write-up was so informative. I had a lot of resistance even to just saying that I was making some, as at that time masks weren't recommended in the UK!, but I really felt the need to do so and not to use up medical ones as these were in such short supply for medical staff. Back-of-the-head instructions were great, especially for my mum who relies on hearing aids and, especially given the cost, does not want them to ping off & be lost/broken during use! I used teatowel as my lining fabric because one of the articles from early on recommended it, I also used pillow dustmite protectors as a filter as they're nonwoven & it was all I had - we had no post/mail delivery during lockdown for a few weeks. Having tried various styles, I'm going back to making some more 6 months on; now I'll use 2 layers of quilting cotton or batik cotton.

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