DIY: NO SEW FACE MASK WITH AN ANNE TOURAINE PARIS™ BANDANA

April 14, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to fight COVID-19 and to easily make your own cloth face masks with a scarf! Here are several good reasons to start moving: 

  • Surgical and, a fortiori, N95 masks have become a rare and precious commodity
  • When available these professional masks should go to hospital workers who desperately need them
  • A cloth mask is better than no mask at all
  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in any public setting
  • A custom / personalized mask will bring a little touch of fashion / fun to your day… And God knows that we need it!
  • Anyone can easily make a cloth mask with a scarf in less than a minute

Yes, I said less than a minute. No sewing machine necessary. No seamstress talent required. The only “ingredients” you need are a bandana scarf and two large hair ties or rubber bands.

DIY Face mask with a bandana scarf and two hair ties

These two “ingredients” are enough to make your own face mask! Though this home-made covering doesn’t have the filtering properties of a surgical or N95 mask, it will at least prevent you from spreading the virus into the air.

Home-made cloth mask tutorial in 5 easy steps:

#1: Open up your bandana and fold it in until you obtain a 3 to 4-inch-wide rectangle

DIY: how to make a face mask with a bandana and two hair ties

DIY: how to make a face mask with a bandana and two hair ties

#2: Grab two hair ties (or two basic rubber bands) and place them about 8” apart on each side of the folded bandana

#3: Fold each scarf end over each elastic

DIY: how to make a face mask with a bandana and two hair ties

#4: Tuck one scarf end inside the other one

DIY: how to make a face mask with a bandana and two hair ties

Almost there…

#5: Loop your bandana mask on your ears. AND YOU ARE GOOD TO GO!

DIY: how to make a face mask with a bandana and two hair ties

 

Like any “recipe” you can adapt this one: for example, to add extra layers of protection you can place one or two coffee filters inside your bandana before you fold it…

Isn’t it easy to create your own personalized and elegant face mask? Just remember to remove it by the hair ties / rubber bands and to wash it every time you use it.

Finally, wash your mask regularly in hot water. BTW though we recommend dry cleaning for ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk-cotton bandanas, these can also be washed at home as long as they are hand washed separately from other garments.

Please note that your home-made cloth mask is not and does not have the properties of an official medical device. However, keep in mind that it is better than wearing no mask at all!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves wishes you the best. Keep well and stay safe!

 


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