No sewing face masks from socks.
With the country opening up again and guidelines in place, this DIY face mask that requires no sewing could come in handy. Making up a bunch of these for the work week can ease the problem and cost of buying new ones. Just throw them in the wash at the end of the week. Now here is an idea for all those socks with out matches. These easy instructions take just a few minutes and all without sewing a stitch! This handy information comes from an article by Nancy Kerr in the AARP Newsletter.
You will need 2 items
- sharp scissors
2. clean cotton sock, ( athletic ankle sock works well with tight weave) you can use a longer sock by cutting off the top.
Lay your sock on a flat surface, using the sharp scissors cut the sock in half between the toe and heel. Throw away the half with toe.
Turn the sock so the cut end is on the top. The heel should be to your left. Cut the ride side from the ankle to the cut end of the sock.
Fold the sock in half and cut a 1/2 inch to 1 inch slit starting at the fold. The slit should be about 1/2 inch from the edge. It is very important not to cut the slit all the way through. These will be the loops for your ears to hold the mask in place.
Take the sock and open it up. If you would like, you can add a folded piece of fabric in the nose and mouth area for extra protection. You can use a cotton cloth or a t-shirt material.
To put on your mask you simply stretch the loops over your ears. Adjust it so it fits snugly over you mouth and nose and you can breath freely. Of course make sure you wash you hands before you put on your mask and just after you take it off. Launder your mask often, after each use is best.
Watch this short video…such a great idea.