How to Make a No-Sew Face Covering
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How to Make a No-Sew Face Covering

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Create a comfortable face covering with an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors! Even if you’re not a keen sewer, it’s easy to make your own face covering to wear out and about. Follow this simple guide to transforming old clothes into this essential accessory.

Project and instructions by sewing expert Sophia Palmer from Sew Jessalli.


Please note: This face covering is not a medical device. Please see government guidance.

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How to make

Step 1

Get your t-shirt and lay it out flat.

Step 2

Measure 20cm up from the bottom hem and cut across the whole t-shirt.

Step 3

Cut off any labels that might be inside.

Step 4

If you have side seams on your t-shirt, fold it so the seams are on top of each other in the middle.

Step 5

On one end, measure 3cm from the top, 19cm from the side and 3cm from the bottom. Mark these three lines so they make a rectangle from the folded outer edge.

Step 6

Cut the marked rectangle out.

Step 7

Snip the folded parts of the outer edges left to form the ties.

Step 8

Your face covering is ready to wear, tied behind your head.

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