I'm one of those fortunate people, my wife made me a really cool Batman mask to where whenever I go out in public but not everyone has a seamstress on call.

Luckily, there are a few ways to make your own inexpensive masks with easy to follow instructions.

I found a few sites that will walk you through the process and there was even a great site for the hearing-impaired that allows people to see your lips as you speak.

The Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center has step-by-step instructions that you can follow to help make a mask that is comfortable and wearable for the hearing impaired.

Here are the supplies needed:

  • Durable fabric. Thicker, mesh recommended over dry-fit material (e.g., flannel better than athletic shirt fabric).
  • Clear plastic. Thick and durable as well (e.g., clear stadium tote bag).
  • Sewing machine, hot glue gun, or needle & thread. Use a sewing machine for the shortest construction time and durability. Hot glue can replace or support sewing.
  • Ruler, marker, scissors.
  • Dish soap

Just follow this link here to get an easy to follow PDF instructions to make your mask.

There is also another website with instructions and it's the on the Lt. Governer's Page.

The Lt. Governor of Washington had a mask making contest and the winner and their how-to step by step video is online

Here are the items you'll need to make your mask:

  • Two 9.5” x 6.5” rectangles of cotton fabric (use tightly woven fabric, such as bedsheets, quilting cotton, or linen. T-shirts can work in a pinch)

  • EITHER two 7” pieces of elastic (or hair ties) OR four pieces of 18” x 1.5” fabric

  • Needle & thread

  • Scissors

  • Iron

  • Ironing board

  • Sewing machine (optional)

You can make the mask in 10 easy steps and it's inexpensive as well. You can out the video and the PDF instructions here.

I have a cloth mask and I like it more than the store-bought masks. Cloth masks seem to be more comfortable and washable so you can use your mask over and over and have cool designs on it.

Here is to happy mask making and GOOD Luck making your own creative mask.

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