Do you have a face mask? If you are one of the millions of people who have yet to get their hands on a face mask, you may want to consider sewing your own. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, GoldStar Tool is prioritizing all of our supplies used to make face masks and PPE equipment.
Below, you will find the materials you need to create a non-surgical, DIY face mask as well as learn how to make your own.
The latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise everyone to wear a face mask to combat the spread of COVID-19, especially in places where it may be difficult to follow and maintain social distancing guidelines, such as the grocery store or the pharmacy.
At GoldStar Tool, we are taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously and prioritizing all equipment and supplies we sell to create face masks and other protective clothing and gear. While homemade face masks are not certified personal protective equipment (PPE), they can help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Wearing a face mask effectively lowers the probability of breathing in particles in the air that carry the virus, while also helping people avoid touching their face. Face masks are also useful at preventing the spread of the virus by those who are already infected.
Since this recommendation came out, people all over the world have been coming up with creative ways to make and sew their own masks.
Due to the short supply of masks, the CDC is recommending people not use the N95 masks, but instead rely on homemade masks so that much-needed medical supplies are prioritized to where they are needed most.
Although this method is not 100% effective, fabric and cloth face masks do lower the risk of infection from one person to another.
The items you need to sew this DIY version of a non-surgical face mask, include elastic, 100% tightly woven cotton, pins, and a sewing machine.
Face Mask Supplies: