Make Your Own Face Mask from a Bandana 24


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Make a Face Mask from a Bandana

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I’m sure you’ve seen the stories of the health crisis in America right now.  If not, tell me how you live, so I can be away from it, too! 🙂  With all of the shortages, and people needing certain equipment, I wanted to share an easy way to make something yourself.  If you’re not a medical professional, and aren’t in need of top-notch equipment, this post is for you.  Being a family that enjoys the outdoors, and plays around four-wheeling in the dirt often, this is something that you could even wear for something like that.  It could also be used during the forest fire season in our area, to help with breathing, etc.  My family all has asthma, so we have to do whatever we can to be able to breathe better!

Let me know what you think about the face mask in the comments.  I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that it will help you, and your family.  I pray that you have a blessed day!

Please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!

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Instructions for Making a Bandana Face Mask:

Start by laying your bandana flat on an even surface.  Fold each side together, to meet in the middle.  None of this has to be perfect, so just do it the best that you can.

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After the two sides are folded, flip the bandana over.  Now fold each half portion (that you folded the first time) back over on itself in half again.

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Flip it over again, so that the center fold is facing toward you.  Slide an elastic band over each side of the bandana, leaving about 8″ or so in the center.

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Finish the piece, by folding each part on the outside of the elastic bands in toward the center.  Be sure to position them inside of the front piece, to secure it easily.  You might have to adjust how far the elastic straps are on the bandana, depending on how it fits on your face.

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Now, you can just put each elastic band, over your ears and you’re set!  You might find that center bands feel better for your ears, and you’re welcome to change them out for whatever.  There are also some people making headbands that have buttons on the side, that they are then securing the face mask elastic straps to, so that they are not hooked to your ears.  This is said to be a lot more comfortable, for those that have to wear them for a long period of time.

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I really hope that this can help you, during this time.  What do you think?  I hope you like it!

Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!

Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

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Here are some more tips from WebMD on do’s and don’ts of preparation for the virus:

DO wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol:

  • Before cooking or eating
  • After using the bathroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

DON’T touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have somehow come into contact with the virus, touching your face can help it enter your body.

DO consider taking extra precautions and staying out of public places if you’re over 60 years old, or have a condition, as you have a higher risk of developing the disease. Note that as of now, the highest-risk groups appear to be seniors and people with preexisting conditions like heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

DON’T assume young people won’t get gravely ill or even die. As of March 16, 38% of all hospitalizations were of people 20-to-54 years old.

DO prioritize your health. Now is not the time to burn the candle at both ends, skip workouts, or ignore a healthy diet—that can weaken your immune system. Take care of your mental health, too — we’re living in stressful times. 
DON’T go to the doctor unless it’s urgent. And reschedule your dental cleaning. The CDC is urging all health care professionals to focus on emergency treatments now.For more tips, go to: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200228/preparing-for-coronavirus-dos-and-donts

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Barb Webb
3 months ago

This is such a great tutorial! I think these would be perfect for ATV riding, too, for sure! I’m always looking for something on dry days to chase that dust away!

Keiilani
Keiilani
3 months ago

This is a great tutorial! I love that we can use what we have at home to protect ourselves.

Lisa Joy Thompson
3 months ago

I love how quick and easy this is! What a great idea for people who don’t know how to sew or don’t have the time to sew a mask.

Catalina
Catalina
3 months ago

wow! How easy is to make a face mask from a bandana! I think we all have a bandana in our house! Thanks for the tip!

Sherry
Sherry
3 months ago

This is a great idea. It’s quick and easy to make. I just need to get the supplies.

Susan
3 months ago

I love how simple that type of mask is. I think it is critical for us all to wear some type of mask when we have to leave the house.

Heather
3 months ago

This looks like something I can do! I’m going to try this in the morning.

Tara Pittman
3 months ago

I need to try making one of these. This is so useful for my family

Tara Pittman
3 months ago
Reply to  Tara Pittman

I went a step further with this and cut a shoe lace in half. Then tied that to the elastics.

Carol (Carri) Marzullo
Carol (Carri) Marzullo
3 months ago

Looks good to me, thanks Jamie!

Grace
Grace
3 months ago

Another great use for a bandana. Nice tutorial.

Daisy
Daisy
3 months ago

This is a great idea! I’ll have to try following your guide to make one. I had to go to a doctor’s appointment today and then stopped at the grocery store. Most people were wearing masks. I think that it’s a smart idea.