DIY No Sew Face Mask Easy and Quick for Anyone

DIY No Sew Face Mask Easy and Quick for Anyone

#diyfacemask #diynosewfacemask #nosewfacemask Using a bandana and two rubber bands, anyone can make a DIY no sew face mask very quickly and easily. Stay safe and healthy everyone! xoxo, Kristin
This mask is intended to reduce the spread of your own germs to others. It is not a replacement of a medical N95 mask.
If you cannot find bandanas or rubber bands, you can cut up a cotton bed sheet or tshirt to 22 in square and you could also use a hair tie. If your rubber band and/or hair tie do not fit comfortably over your ears, loop a ribbon through both of them and tie it behind your head.

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84 Responses

  1. Karen Russell says:

    Wow! Never thought of that. Now there will probably be a shortage of cotton bandannas 😁!

    • Chris Heyl says:

      This mask does nothing!!! You think cotton fibers will stop a virus. It will easily slip right through and make you look like an idiot with a bandana on your face

    • Jim Carroll says:

      @Debbie Gerard If you’re using white hankies, make sure you mark them in some way so people don’t think you’re using a regular medical-grade face mask. Maybe drawing on a smile with a sharpie?

    • SnoopyDoo says:

      I’ll trade you 3 rolls of toilet paper for a bandana.

    • Jim Carroll says:

      @SnoopyDoo Throw in a roll of paper towels and you got yourself a deal!

    • kmlac says:

      Probably! I will use a cut up old t shirt or pillow case

  2. healingsprings11 says:

    😷 Looks like a winner to me !

    • Jeannine Babic says:

      Some countries make masks mandatory if you like it or not or don’t agree on the protective effect, it’s better to wear one than get heavily fined. The mask you wear is to protect others from your sneeze or cough not the other way around. So why the discussion. If someone is ill with flu like symptoms they need to stay home. Period.

    • jon doe says:

      Jeannine Babic: there are no fines where I live. And, if everyone else is wearing a mask I don’t have too. I will never wear a mask in public.

    • jon doe says:

      Jeannine Babic: And that rag will do nothing to protect anyone from a virus.

    • rem45acp says:

      @jon doe I’m sorry. Did you say that you are a doctor? Latest excerpts from CDC say that it can help. If you have fabric in front of your mouth, and droplets hit that instead of the person in front of you, it is helping prevent transmission. Just like sneezing into your elbow instead of not covering your mouth at all. It’s common sense that it helps. It’s not the effectiveness that N95 offers, but it is sure better than not using anything at all.

    • jon doe says:

      rem45acp: The CDC isn’t relatable. They went from saying a mask isn’t necessary, to saying you need them. I will take my chances without one.

  3. Kristin Omdahl says:

    #diyfacemask #diynosewfacemask #nosewfacemask Using a bandana and two rubber bands, anyone can make a DIY no sew face mask very quickly and easily. Stay safe and healthy everyone! xoxo, Kristin

  4. Pauline Aguilar says:

    Has to be the easiest one I’ve seen so far! Thank you so much

  5. Daniel Juarez says:

    Thank you for making this video. To be honest I’m afraid to leave my house. Tommorw I need to go out and buy groceries for me, my grandmother, and an elderly neighbor. This will help me feel more proactive. Again thank you.

    • Why Ask says:

      I know the feeling. I’m running low on groceries and dont want to leave out but I guess we don’t have a choice. Everyone be safe this to shall pass! Thank you for making this video best wishes❤🙏🏼

    • Chris Heyl says:

      I’m sorry but this mask serves 0 purpose and does not protect from the virus whatsoever but as long as you feel safe it’s great

    • Lisa Smith says:

      Chris Heyl You are 100% correct. These give 0% protection from the Coronavirus. All it gives is a false sense of security, which is even more dangerous.

    • jon doe says:

      Daniel Juarez: It will do nothing to stop a virus

    • Daniel Juarez says:

      @Chris Heyl I’m aware it does not prevent me from getting the virus, it does however help contain it if I have it. It’s about thinking of others.

  6. Paul Houston says:

    I guess 8 people don’t have any rubber bands. Thank you

  7. Gerry Paolino says:

    Have a lot of bandana’s for each holiday sitting in the closet. Now will put some to good use. So easy to do! Thank you

  8. Star Picucci says:

    My ears hurt so I ran each hair and thru a scrunchie to go over my head instead of hair band over ears

    • Sheila Black says:

      A friend of mine uses a hair band that she added buttons to at each side. She hooks the elastic to the buttons instead of her ears

    • Ann S. Chong says:

      You are lucky, That is if you have a pony tail or long hair you can do that but not with short hair

    • Ann S. Chong says:

      Sheila Black that is an excellent idea coz the scrunchie hurts my ears

    • amstergal says:

      Could you please elaborate? I can’t picture what you are saying, sorry! Someone who almost failed home ec 9th grade sewing class 🙂 Thanks!

    • Sheila Black says:

      I wish I could reply with a picture! from the photo I have, the woman is wearing a 1″ wide headband (stretchy or cotton material, not plastic etc). the headband also covers her ears and that’s where a button is attached – on each side to loop the elastic bands over/around

  9. Nappy Kemps says:

    No lie best one I’ve watched yet. About to make this one right now. Loved it.

  10. Kathy says:

    (HUG) Thank you Kristin God bless you and your family. This was an excellent video. I ask Jesus to bless you and keep you safe. We must Ask Jesus to keep us strong and to give us courage, ASK the Lord to be with you and your family and He will be with you wherever you go to help you!

  11. monkeyprincess1961 says:

    With this many layers, there is very little need for adding a filter. If you are making these and have either a pipe cleaner or even the paper/plastic coated wire that comes with trash bags or on bread wrappers, use 2 of the wires or fold a pipe cleaner in half and insert between the upper folds across the bridge of your nose. Press down on both sides simultaneously to achieve better coverage around your nose. Disassemble completely before washing between each wearing! Otherwise the wire will be bent out of shape and the rubber bands could melt in your dryer! Thank you for this simple pattern that anyone should be able to do!

    • BaT Lady says:

      A mask of this kind is not meant to protect the wearer. It is intended to lessen the likelihood of a person who is infected but without symptoms passing the virus to others.

    • bacon bit says:


      That would be for the best but some people have to to do things like get groceries and stores in my area don’t have masks.

    • Crimson Dawn says:

      @Jeanna Walton then you tell them when they die that they suck then

    • Lou Fazio says:

      I highly doubt it’s strong enough. Have you ever used a mask with a thin metal nose strip? Craft pipe cleaners are also very weak.

    • Scott Gordon says:

      this keeps about 65% to 70 % particles out, better than nothing

  12. Kıvılcım Ataş says:

    Thank you so much for this. With alternatives like this we don’t have to buy up surgical grade masks that are needed by health care professionals who need them the most.

  13. cha mekke says:

    A furoshiki for the face! This is super clever and 100% accessible even for those (like me) who have trouble sewing on a button. Thank you so much 🙂

  14. 2catsonboat says:

    I bought a package of twelve bandannas a few weeks ago. I have been wearing them, but I look like a wild west bank robber. At 6 foot two inch and 225 lbs it tends to scare folks.

    • Jeremy Wander says:

      If it makes you feel any better, I’m also a large, bearded man and I’ve been wearing an SA Gear face shield with a skull… make due with what you got, right?

    • Lois Seeley says:

      @Jeremy Wander Love this comment. You go girl!

    • jagged tears says:

      You can do this with old cotton pillowcases or shoptowels.

    • Ashley Haugh says:

      @Jeremy Wander That’s what I’ve been wearing too, although mine don’t have skulls on them, lol… My son does have one with a cat puking rainbows though lol

    • Marsha Devers says:

      2catsonboat My husband is your size. Believe me…people know why you are wearing a mask and those that aren’t wish they had the courage to do so. My husband wears his whenever he goes out.

  15. Lois Jones says:

    Works better and doesn’t hurt your ears as much if you use hair twisties instead of rubber bands.

  16. Granny M says:

    I know there will be people who will say this is not good enough but sheesh, I figure something is better than nothing. Thanks so much from a complete non sewer.all the best to all of you out there from a crusty old aussie. 😊

    • David Lewis says:

      These are for not giving it, not catching it. Which is fine. Thinking you aren’t infected when you are very early into it means you could spread it.

  17. Hacksaw Joe says:

    From the CDC website:
    HCP use of homemade masks:
    In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.

    • SasquatchKiddo says:

      This is more for those of us going outside to go to stores because a good chunk of people who have this will not show any symptoms but can still spread it. This isn’t to prevent things from coming in, though it will somewhat I imagine, but to protect people from things coming out of your mouth. Also just a good tool to have so you don’t touch your face.

    • diane talley says:

      Although surgical masks (and presumably DIY masks) are more leaky than N95 masks, randomized studies that have tracked infection rates have found that surgical masks are just as effective as N95 masks at preventing the transmission of viruses. Researchers don’t know the exact reason for this. However, some scientists hypothesize that masks help, in part, because they prevent us from touching our face. That helps keeps us from “planting” viruses our mouth, nose, and eyes.

    • Jay Owens says:

      @diane talley “hypothesize”

    • The other Dave says:

      If th is slows down the virus, and i can wash em every time i come home. it will be worth it. my company has yet to make those critical decisions to protect its workers, so its time to do it ourselves.

    • 3ds max says:

      I hear some of this society’s youth are using dirty diapers as “make-shift” masks. Stay safe out there………………..

  18. WhalerNation says:

    I wouldn’t use red or blue and go out in public just saying

  19. Mac Loud says:

    She just taught all these white moms how to be bloods from the 80s

  20. The SauceHouse says:

    Bloods all over the world couldn’t wait for this moment lmao 😂😂 video was gangster

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