The 3 Easiest No Sew Face Masks Ever



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I never thought in a million years I would be writing a blog post on no sew face masks. But here we are. I see a need for people to have access to face masks they can wear to the store and during their essential jobs. I also realize that not everyone can sew or has the money to buy supplies. So, I made up three no sew ideas that probably use things you already have around your home. Pick the one you like the best and make masks for your entire family.

You might also like my 31 days of things to do at home series if you are home more during this time and need some distractions.

How to Make No Sew Face Masks

First, you can watch the video below and see me make all three of the face masks. I also have the instructions below if you would like to either read them or print them.

You can also click on each of the links in the table of contents to be taken directly to the face mask that you want to make.

Table of Contents

Adding Filters

I am going to add an option to put a filter in any of these masks. I will NOT be suggesting any filters. These masks are for personal use and not medical use. I have no knowledge of filter materials and what works best. Do your own research and decide whether or not you want to use a filter with these DIY face masks.

Material Options

I have seen both 100% cotton, as well as OlyFun, suggested as optimal materials for creating face masks. That is what I am using below for all of these. Those are what the CDC has released as being materials that will work best for DIY face masks for individuals.

I would ONLY recommend these no sew options for personal use as they are not great for giving to healthcare workers. I think the ones that are made with a sewing pattern are a better fit for our professional workers. I will have some options for sewing face masks later this week so stay tuned for those as well.

Bandanna No Sew Face Mask

First, if you have a bandanna you can make yourself a face mask literally in minutes. No bandanna? Use a 21.5 x 21.5 inch square of cotton fabric you have on hand. The sides DO NOT even have to be finished. You may have seen this version used with a few hair ties but I am doing my own version.

diy bandanna face mask

For my version, you can use ribbon, shoelaces, or just about anything else that will make a long string. I am actually giving you an option to use an old t-shirt for the ties in the tutorial for the second face mask. You can scroll to that if you are having issues finding ribbon, etc.

The 3 Easiest No Sew Face Masks Ever

DIY Bandanna Face Mask

Use a bandanna to make a quick face mask to protect yourself.

Print Pin Rate

5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Author: Angie Holden

Supplies

  • bandanna or 21.5 by 21.5 inch square of fabric
  • ribbon, string, etc 1 1/2 yards if you have one or two if they are shorter

Recycled T-Shirt Face Mask

Perhaps you don’t have a bandanna or any cotton fabric or maybe you don’t like the fit on our first option. The second in our list of no sew face masks is a recycled t-shirt version that is so easy to make! The ties even come out of the shirt.

how to make a face mask from a tshirt

Follow our instructions below to make your mask. You can also use the instructions for making the ties below and use them on any of the other masks. So, if you don’t have a ribbon, don’t worry! You can still recycle a t-shirt to make strings.

face mask from a tshirt

Making a Face Mask from a T-Shirt

Learn how to make your own t-shirt face mask in minutes!

Print Pin Rate

5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Author: Angie Holden

Supplies

  • old t-shirt 100% cotton long sleeve preferred
  • scissors
  • glue only if adding a filter

Reusable Shopping Bag Face Mask

Our last version is made from OlyFun. This is a material you can buy at the craft store but it is also what reusable shopping bags are made from. You should use a bag that is NOT insulated. So you want those thin pieces of material.

reusable shopping bag no sew face mask

I also recommend making the front and back from two different colors of material. This will help you distinguish the front from the back so you always put it on your face the same way. Don’t have two bags? Mark the front or back with a marker so you can see it.

reusable shopping bag face mask

Making a Face Mask from a Reusable Shopping Bag

If you have a shopping bag at home, you can make your own DIY face mask.

Print Pin Rate

5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Author: Angie Holden

Supplies

  • reusable shopping bag or OlyFun
  • scissors
  • ribbon or some other tie
  • glue

Now pick one of these no sew face masks to make. Again, I do not claim that these will prevent any spread of any diseases but they are in line with the guidelines that the CDC has as of April 2020. These recommendations may change so I would keep up to date as the situation changes.

easy face masks

I hope these help you some and at least give you something to wear until you can find additional protection. Enjoy and please stay safe!

Want face masks you can sew for hospital workers? Try these links!

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