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Video: Learn how to make a face mask at home with School of Fashion professor Danielle Martin

Follow these steps to create a face mask that helps protect against COVID-19
May 19, 2020

Credit: Ryerson University/YouTube.

Want to learn how to make a protective face mask at home using simple household material?

Now’s your chance with professor Danielle Martin from Ryerson University's School of Fashion.

What you'll need:

  • 1 tea towel
  • Thinner fabric (such as a bed sheet or similar material)
  • Sewing machine
  • Printer to print the pattern
  • Pins
  • Scissors 
  • Iron
  • Ruler

Pattern:

PDF fileMartin posted the pattern online, external link.

Instructions:

For detailed instructions on how to make a face mask, please visit professor Martin’s website, daniellemartin.com/, external link.

Get started by watching the video above.  

NOTE:
This mask is suitable for essential tasks, such as going to the grocery store. It is not COVID-19 proof, nor is it a medical mask.  

Research shows that a mask made using two layers of a 100 per cent cotton tea towel is the most effective textile fabric to protect while completing essential tasks.

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