How To Make CDC Recommended Face Masks | No Sew Reusable | Coronavirus | Million Mask Challenge

I show you how to make all three masks that are recommended on the CDC’s website, but mine are all no-sew versions, during the Coronavirus Outbreak. You may make these for your local healthcare workers. I am encouraging you to shop online, not to go into a store. We all have to do our part and part of that is staying at home and not exposing yourself or others. Thanks for watching. #millionmaskchallenge #fixthemask

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———-Filters Recommended by CDC are Coffee Filters———-

Mask 1:Bandana Brittany  (1 Minute) AKA….Bandana Face Covering

-Make sure you are using cotton, a bandana, a pillowcase or some other form of cotton. 

-Cut a piece of material roughly 20” x 20”.

-Fold the material in half, lengthwise. 

-Trifold the material. 

-Place filter in the center, mine was 7” wide x 3” Tall.

-Add 2 elastic hair ties, one over each end about 6 inches apart. 

-Fold the sides towards one another and tuck into one another. 

-Secure mask behind your ears. 


Mask 2: Tshirt Tammy (3 Minutes)….AKA Tshirt Face Covering

-Cut the bottom 7-8 inches off of any tshirt. 

-Cut out a 6-7 inch rectangle from the right inside of the piece of material. 

-Cut the ends of the strings. 

-Tie strings behind over your head and then behind your neck.

**To add a filter pocket:

-Cut two small pieces of material from tshirt that are roughly 8 inches wide x 2” tall. 

-Fold and seal with No-Sew Adhesive Seam Tape. 

-Place piece with finished sides towards one another. 

-Affix to shirt using Seam Tape. 

-Seal down left and right sides to complete filter pocket. 

-Cut filter to fit. 


Mask 3: Surgical Sally (5 Minutes)…AKA Sewn Cloth Face Covering

-Cut one exterior piece at 12” x 8” Tall.

-Cut two filter pocket pieces at 10” x 4” Tall.

-Can secure with 6” elastics or use a 60” long piece of ribbon or 3/16 clothesline rope. 

-Lay exterior piece wrong side up. 

-Crease and hem (using hem tape) both of the 10” x 4” pieces on one side. 

-Lay finished edges of both filter pocket pieces right side up so that they touch at center. 

-Fold and seam both top and bottom seams with hem tape. 

-Fold and seam both sides with hem tape. 

-Cut filter to fit. 

-Feed ribbon or rope through with bobby pin and tie behind head. 



Fabric For Masks: As almost all fabric is not shipping until the end of May, I would recommend purchasing sheets to make many masks from. This will save you a lot of money and you can make extra masks to donate. Here are some great in stock options I found. Make sure any others you find are cotton or cotton blend. 


Fabric Scissors/Wheel:


Cutting Board: 

Filter Layer: Purpose-Moisture Wicking

(Non Woven Fabric/Waterproof/Breathable/Absorb Liquid/Repel Water)

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Coffee Filters: 


Adhesive Tape (No Sewing Necessary): 

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Other Things: 

Hot Glue Gun: 

Hot Glue: 

Flat Iron: 

Pipe Cleaners: 

Clear Hair Ties: 

Metal Nose Pieces: 

Rubber Bands: 





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Optional: You can spray the outside of your mask after it is washed and dryed with a protective layer of Citric Acid or Vinegar. Allow to dry completly before wearing. 

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Paper Bag To Donate Masks In: 

(***Also, masks may be placed in paper bags and sanitized at night by putting them in the oven at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. This would make the mask reusable. Use a 3 or 4 lb paper bag)

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