Making a cloth face mask is something you can DIY at home.
We have been producing masks to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), but we are currently producing at full capacity and still cannot meet the full demand.. To help solve this worldwide shortage of masks, we decided to share a how-to guide to make cloth face masks. All you need is a piece of cloth, needle, and thread. We hope this guide will help you in securing your own safety and others’ as well.
*Wearing a face mask is not a guaranteed way to prevent infection, but it can lower the risk if you are going to be in close contact with others.
What’s included in this article
- Design outline and instructions
- Design pattern
- How-to video
All data can be found here (in English and Japanese)
How-to video can be found here. (in English and Japanese)
Why ALL YOURS is creating this how-to guide?
While you can expect better hygiene and filtration from disposable masks than ones made from cloth, it does offer better protection than having no mask at all. Satoshi Kimura, the co-founder of ALL Yours wanted to support society in any way he can.
“A lesson we can learn from this shortage of masks is that anything can happen in a time of crisis. Back in March 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, I was stranded in the city and couldn’t get back home. I was helpless and had no idea what was going to happen.”
Experiencing this earthquake made him realize the importance of having DIY skills to survive the crisis, and he hopes to help you acquire the skills to survive and endure the current situation.
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