As of Friday, April 17, 2020, New Yorkers must wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible, including while on public transport, in stores, and on crowded sidewalks. Below are a few do-it-yourself (DIY) sites to help you make masks for children and adults.
How to make a DIY no-sew face mask for adults and children
The Centers for Disease Control offers instructions for effective wearing, care, and crafting of simple fabric masks. They suggest 3 easy designs:
- A do-it-yourself, no-sewing cloth mask made with only a bandanna or scarf and 2 rubber bands
- A more basic no-sewing version cut from a t-shirt
- A 2-ply design requiring a sewing machine
CDC guide to making and using masks
Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, has taken to YouTube to demonstrate how to improvise an easy mask:
The craft experts at Yarnspirations have shared knitting and crocheting patterns and instructional videos for a long time. Rising to the present challenge, they present a detailed guide for creating a fabric-lined knit/crochet adult face mask.
Knit or crochet DIY face mask
These stay-at-home days are the perfect time to DIY!