How to Turn Your Leggings into a No Sew DIY Face Mask (Option 2)
Posted on April 05 2020
Did you know you can make a face mask out of your favorite leggings? You sure can! We will go over a few simple steps you can take to make an at home easy DIY no sew face mask out of your leggings.
What you will need:
- You will need a pair My Lala Leggings (or something similar)
- 2 Hair Ties
- Pair of scissors
To start you will cut your leggings from the knee portion separating the lower part of the leggings from the upper part of the leggings to for your mask.
Now you can take both of your hair ties and place them at each end of your fabric.
Now you can fold in the outer portions of the fabric. Take both ends of the fabric and fold them inward towards the center of the mask. (This portion will stay on the inside Face portion of the mask)
This is a basic No Sew Leggings mask and will help to wear out in public per the CDC guidelines.
For More information regarding the CDC and the use face masks to slow the spread you can visit the CDC site here at Use cloth Masks to slow the spread
You can check out the full video tutorial below.
This is NOT supposed to be something as effective as an N95 mask.
However, the CDC has said that they now recommend all people wear masks while out in public and this is a good alternative when you lack supplies to make virus approved masks.
...the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.
It's important to remember that the best way to continue to prevent the spread of the virus is to maintain social distancing--remaining at least six feet away from others. The suggested cloth face coverings are an added measure that ALL Americans should abide by, at the very least in high-transmission areas.
Bear in mind, ordinary citizens SHOULD NOT aim to use surgical masks or N-95 respirators--those should be left for medical personnel only.
Scarves, bandanas, hand towels and t-shirts can all be used to cover your mouth and nose.
Read more from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html