How to make DIY face masks from old jeans and tote bags

6/12/2020 9:40:00 PM

A study has found denim and canvas are the best materials for DIY masks.

With face coverings becoming mandatory on public transport from Monday, this is handy to know 😷

A study has found denim and canvas are the best materials for DIY masks.

organization, found that canvas and denim are best for blocking germs, after they tested more than 30 different materials for their effectiveness in filtering coronavirus-sized microparticles, as well as their breathability.AdvertisementPritpal Kaur, from Harlington, loves to stitch. She has been experimenting with different household items so that if people in her community were in need of masks she could make some to give back and help others.

Cut a rectangle of fabric (denim or canvas) 9 inches long (23cm) x 6 Inches (15cm) wide.The denim and the elastic ties (Picture: Pritpal Kaur)The next stage is folding, before stitching (Picture: Pritpal Kaur)

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So, think old jeans and all those tote bags that you never use. The study, by the Smart Air organization, found that canvas and denim are best for blocking germs, after they tested more than 30 different materials for their effectiveness in filtering coronavirus-sized microparticles, as well as their breathability. “It’s just a good mask to help your hair grow. The researchers discovered that denim and canvas are the fabrics best-suited to blocking out the germs while still being breathable enough for consistent wear. We've all had that awkward moment of hugging a colleague and stepping back only to see you've left half your cheek on their shoulder. So, how can you make your own? Advertisement Advertisement One mum who is a stitching extraordinaire has shared her simple guide for making simple face masks using jeans and canvas bags. Cardi B used mayonnaise, avocado and honey to make a DIY hair mask Now, we know the addition of mayonnaise and eggs might seem like a bizarre choice, but it’s an ingredient that is said to be able to help add shine and strengthen hair because of the protein that’s in them. Visit our live blog for the latest updates: Pritpal Kaur, from Harlington, loves to stitch..

She has been experimenting with different household items so that if people in her community were in need of masks she could make some to give back and help others.If, like us, you’ve been inspired to jump straight on the homemade hair mask bandwagon, then go forth and conquer – the ingreidients Cardi B used are: two avocados, argan oil, “a big chunky scoop” of full fat mayonnaise, “a lot” of black castor oil, olive oil, two eggs, “not that much” honey and a banana. While there's going to be no hugging in the workplace for some time, we don't want the same thing to happen with our face masks, which is where a long-wear foundation comes in. Here are Pritpal’s super simple step-by-step guides: How to make a DIY face mask using a pair of jeans or a tote bag Cut a rectangle of fabric (denim or canvas) 9 inches long (23cm) x 6 Inches (15cm) wide. Mark the ties (elastic to put around ears) 0. Cardi B's hair before and after using a homemade mask Our key tip? Remember to do a cool rinse instead of a hot one when you wash it out because nobody wants part-cooked eggs in their hair, do they now? Don’t miss out: sign up to the Stylist Daily email for a curated edit of brilliant content every day Enter your email address.6 inches (1. "Some of my most frequently asked questions are.5cm) on the rectangle..

The elastic ties should be 17cm /7 inches. The denim and the elastic ties (Picture: Pritpal Kaur) Stitch down the sides on the longer side first, then insert the elastic and fold in the edge of fabric and stitch it all the way down the sides. Which foundations have the maximum long-wear and what foundation is best for a medium to full coverage," she wrote. You’ll see the fold in the fabric – this needs to be stitched. The next stage is folding, before stitching (Picture: Pritpal Kaur) You can then put in the pleats on the side through pinning it and stitch these too so it looks like the below. The pleats mean the mask won’t gape at the sides (Picture: Pritpal Kaur) The finished products – using denim or canvas (Picture: Pritpal Kaur) If you don’t have elastic to use for the ear straps, you can use two surplus strips of denim of canvas...

Just make sure they are robust enough that they won’t snap. Et voila. A simple face mask made out of the most protective material you can find at home.. Do you have any clever hacks for making masks? Get in touch: .