How to make a face mask at home with no sewing machine

Everyone is busy either making or looking to buy a mask. As a mum and having 3 children and we are 3 adults in the house, I calculated the costs and I thought let me be wise and learn to make my own. Time, I have, resources are there, so why not?

In many countries it has been passed as a law during Covid19 that you have to wear a mask when outside. The Malls have signs outside that say that No mask, No entry. Therefore if you are like me, you might want to get your creative juices flowing and get down to some sewing. Yes the homemade masks might not be able to block out every particle but they help in the circumstances and we make it double ply. Social distancing still applies, keep your distance and wash your hands frequently. Use the hand sanitizers.

What you will need to sew your own homemade mask

  1. Cloth
  2. Round dinner plate / Side plate(for children)
  3. Thread
  4. Needle
  5. Scissors
  6. Pen or pencil

Start of making a homemade mask            


You take a plate and a pencil, trace out the plate so that it will be easy for you to cut out.

Cut out into a nice circle.

Fold in half, then fold again.





Cut along the fold so that you have 4 quarter pieces. Place your pieces with the outer on where you will saw. You should be having 2 half moons.

Turn one of the moons to the outside and place it down then place the other moon with the inside facing you.

Here we want to have the outer inside so that when we turn it around we have a good effect. You will sew right round leaving a small place for you to turn the mask around.

The reason why we folded the cloth into quarters is to have that effect where your mouth will be and it will not be flat.


With the ties, we make them separate measuring the adults and the children and we sew them on once we have finished the mask. Adjust according to the length needed.

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