Knowing how to make a homemade antivirus protection mask can be very useful to us as events with the coronavirus appear these days.
It may be the case that there are supply problems or that we reside in a region where mobility is restricted or simply that we do not want to spend resources that may be vital for other people. For any of these reasons, it can be very useful to know how it is used, in which cases to use it and how we can make a protective mask with homemade materials.
But first, let's talk about the WHO recommendations regarding when and how to wear a mask. We recommend using a mask:
They also advise us how to put on, use, remove and discard a mask:
Among the many tutorials we have found online, we have liked one from the Ecuador Red Cross for its simplicity.
The materials we will need to make our own mask at home are:
To create a surgical mask, you will need a needle, thread, and two pieces of compact (tight, non-porous, non-leaking) fabric 6.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches wide. An example of a useful fabric for making masks could be a shirt that you no longer wear.
You will also need four 18-inch-long, 2-inch-wide cords, thick threads, or strips of sturdy cotton fabric.
To make the ties: For each strip, fold each long edge toward the center so that the ends meet. Fold it back in the center so that the folded edges meet. Sew it to close it as a circle.
To make the mask: Start with one of your larger layers of fabric with the outer side (i.e. the design side) facing you. Put one end of the fabric strips at each corner, slightly sloping toward the center of the mask.
Lay the second piece of cotton fabric on top, with the right sides together and matching the edges. Hook them onto the fabric with a pin so they don't move while sewing.
From the center of one of the long edges of the fabric, sew around the perimeter making sure to catch each layer of fabric. Sew onto the thin strips several times to secure them.
Make three short folds with pieces of fabric on one side of the mask. Do the same on the other side and make sure the folds go in the same direction on both sides of the mask. Sew completely around the mask twice to make sure everything is safe.