Not much of a handicrafter?
Here are instructions, provided by Pennsylvania’s Department of Health, for making a face mask that doesn’t require much sewing know-how. It can be stitched together using either a sewing machine or needle and thread.
And if that still is intimidating to you, below are instructions for making masks without any sewing.
First, how to prepare and sew a mask: You’ll need fabric — the state recommends 100 percent cotton — as well as fabric ties, scissors, and a sewing machine or a needle and thread.
Measure and cut two pieces of fabric in a rectangle to fit snugly around the face (12 inches by 6 inches is standard for adults).
Tightly sew both layers together on all edges.
Cut fabric ties to fit around the ears.
Sew the ties to the inside of the mas on the smaller edge, and repeat on both sides.
Resew the sides to ensure a tight seal between both pieces of fabric and the earpiece.
Want a no-sew option?
Try this option offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Here’s another no-sew option from the CDC, using a bandanna that’s about 20 inches by 20 inches. You’ll also need a rubber bands or hair ties.