How to Make a Face Mask for Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic
President Donald Trump has said that new nationwide face mask recommendations are coming, and with face mask shortages hitting the nation, many people are worried they'll be left without one.
If you don't have one, you can easily make a DIY face mask at home using items you probably already have around the house, like cotton fabric scraps, shoelaces, thread and a filter material such as a coffee filter or vacuum bag.
Shannon Williamson, a University of Minnesota graduate with a background in both apparel design and medical device innovation, created an easy step-by-step face mask tutorial people can follow using common household items.
With the large number of homemade face mask tutorials available now, what makes Williamson's creation unique is that it's designed to give the wearer a more secure fit around their face, and there's a pocket inside to put a filter material as well, instead of just having two pieces of fabric together as the mask.