Everybody can afford and make a cloth mask. A sewing machine helps get it done in 5 to 10 minutes. Sewing by hand is, however, more time consuming.

A good fabric is the most important thing when making a cloth mask. A strong cotton fabric, such as a pillow case or a kitchen towel, will make the best homemade mask. The mask must be sewn from a multi-layered fabric that can be washed at 60°C.

Necessary items for mask sewing:

  • cloth
  • scissors
  • rubber band or regular string
  • pins
  • needle and thread

A sewing machine facilitates the process considerably, but it’s also possible to sew a mask by hand.