Recycle old t-shirts into face masks

I have been wanting to sew a face mask since the corona virus started but only now did I get around to doing it. We have made bandana masks, masks cut out of socks, we tried all kinds but this is a good quality mask that should last. It is reusable and machine washable. I see disposable face masks lying around everywhere, which is a real shame. There's no need to spend a small fortune on disposable masks just to throw them out at the end of the day.

For this face mask you will need:

~A piece of fabric about 30 square cm. I used an old lightly used shirt.

~Needle and thread

~ Scissors

~A large dining plate to use as a template

~A pencil


1. Using the plate as a template, draw a circle onto the fabric by drawing around the plate.

2. Cut out the circle.

3. Fold the circle into quarters and cut along the folded lines. You should now have 4 quarters of the fabric circle.

4. Place two quarters together with the right sides together and sew along the rounded side.

5. Now do the same with the other two quarters of fabric.

6. You should now have two similar pieces which you place right sides together and sew around the outer edges. Leaving a small space of about 3 cm unsewn.

7. Once that is done, turn it inside out through the small space that you left unsewn and sew in one rubber band on each side.

And done!

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