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Instructions for making cloth face masks

Public health officials are now recommending the use of cloth face masks when one goes out in public. Therefore, lots of people are looking for comfortable, washable face masks for their families, and some are sewing masks to sell, or to give to neighbors.
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Since last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are recommending -- both for those who are health as well as those who are ill -- the use of basic cloth face masks when they go out to public places, and washing those masks after every use.

The CDC have published these instructions, which explain:

  1. how to properly use cloth face masks
  2. how to make a cloth face mask using a sewing machine
  3. two ways to make a face covering without sewing -- cutting a t-shirt or folding a bandanna with rubber bands

Also, the New York Times published another set of instructions for sewing cloth face masks, either with a sewing machine or with needle and thread.


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