If you are a member of the disability community, you may have noticed that not all facemasks are accessible to make or to wear.
You might not have sewing supplies or might have challenges manipulating materials with your hands.
You might utilize face-worn AT, such as a ventilator mask, that make it impossible for typically sized masks to provide adequate coverage to ensure your safety.
This video will provide an overview of the materials necessary to create a no-sew mask and a tutorial on how to make a no-sew face mask that doesn’t require a lot of precision and allows for a variety of sizing needs.
This will be a part of a video series addressing face mask assistive technology.
The materials list for this no-sew mask are pretty minimal. You will need:
- A rectangle of fabric to serve as the body of the mask (such as a pillowcase)
- A pair of medium thickness strings to serve as the straps of the mask (such as shoelaces or hoodie drawstrings)
Please note, the state has not released official guidelines on what materials a face mask should be made from. We hope that these tips will help you. If in doubt, please check in with your doctor or medical provider to see if the mask will be safe and effective for you.