How to make practical face coverings from fabrics around the house

As England comes out of its second lockdown and into the new tighter Tier system for the foreseeable future, one thing is certain, we are still wearing face covings when entering shops, travelling on public transport, and anywhere else where a covering is required.

I'm not a fan of the disposable masks; I see so many of them on the pavement on the school run it's heartbreaking and we often do a weekend clear up around our streets!  I don't think some of the dropped masks are intentional, have you tried getting one of those masks out of a pack of 3?  Sometimes they all come out!

My preferred facial covering is a fabric one, ideally with the option for a filter, that way I can get a good couple of months of wear out of the mask before it becomes too worn.

I did use new fabric for my latest mask, but any cotton, breathable fabrics you own will work.  You also don't need to use elastic if you have none or finding it difficult to purchase at the moment.  Ribbon or even laces work just as well.

The following video shows step by step how I made cotton face masks in an afternoon.


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I also find snoods an ideal sewing project as these can double up as face coverings for when popping into the shop.  Watch out for my tutorial on snoods too.

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