Hello, From The Pineapple Team!
We hope you had a good week! We'd like to take a minute to recognize that there are some crazy things happening in the world as of late. Though these events are unfortunate, we'd like to wish you our best wishes. We will get through this together. You may be starting to slowly resume back to normal life, but it's still better to protect yourself and others around you. We thought it would be perfect to show you how to easily make a no-sew face mask! We hope you enjoy it!
NO SEWING MACHINE, NO PROBLEM!
If you would like to make a fabric face mask, but don’t have a sewing machine, here is an easy way to make a no-sew face mask with materials you can find at home (such as bandanas and hair ties). In the case that you would like to sew, we recommend using one of our favourite fabrics. Soft, tropical, bold, and perfect for Summer!
DIY FACE MASK WITH HAIR TIES & A BANDANA
This is probably the easiest way to make a face mask. You can use Bandana & hair ties which are often available at your local Walmart or even The Dollar Store in some cases. You can even use a handkerchief! If you have those materials available, you can make a simple cloth face-covering in about a minute.
1) Lay the bandana (or fabric of your choice) on a flat surface. Fold the top and bottom inward to meet in the middle. Then, fold the bandana in half again. There will be four layers of fabric. This is what it should look like.
2) Next, use two hair ties to create ear loops. Slip one hair tie over each of the ends. Slide the hair ties a few inches toward the middle of the folded bandana.
3) Lastly, fold the ends of the bandana in to meet in the middle. You want the ends to overlap slightly, so you can tuck one end into the other. This will help keep the ends secure. Wear the mask with the smooth side out and the ends against your face. If the mask feels too tight around your ears, then you can adjust the position of the hair ties to make it wider. Remember to wash the bandana after each use, or if it becomes moist during use.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER
A DIY face mask is not a replacement for a surgical mask or N-95 respirator. Rather, these masks are meant to help protect other people when you must go out in public.
Be sure to practice good hygiene and proper mask-wearing procedure. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
In addition, masks are not a replacement for social distancing. You should still be practicing 6-feet social distancing and frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds.
We hope you've enjoyed this week's blog Feel free to send us a photo of your DIY mask on Instagram @thepineappleeverything! Stay safe, stay inside, and we will see you next week with another blog. While you're here, check out our 3 favourite products of the week!