We have learned the lesson: one way to avoid spreading the COVID-29 virus into the air is to wear a face mask as soon as we have to interact with other people. That being said, as I am writing this blog, getting surgical masks or, a fortiori, N95 masks is a real challenge!
With little imagination, you can create your own customized mask in a blink. No seamstress talent required. No sewing machine necessary. All you need are a bandana scarf and two large hair ties (or basic rubber bands).
Though this home-made covering is not a medical device and doesn’t have the filtering properties of a surgical or N95 mask, it will at least prevent you from spreading the virus into the air.
Below is ANNE TOURAINE USA Custom Scarves and Ties tutorial to make your own (reusable) custom face mask in a minute:
#1: Open up your bandana and fold it in until you obtain a 3 to 4-inch-wide rectangle. To add extra layers of protection you may also place one or two coffee filters inside your bandana before you fold it
#2: Grab two hair ties (or two basic rubber bands) and place them about 8” apart on each side of the folded bandana
#3: Fold each scarf end over each elastic
#4: Tuck one scarf end inside the other one
#5: Loop your bandana / mask on your ears. Et voilà! You are all set!
To avoid contamination, always remove your mask by the hair ties / rubber bands and wash it regularly in hot water.
If you are running a company, think about ANNE TOURAINE USA Custom Scarves and Ties to place a bulk order for custom bandana scarves with your logo. Your team or your clients will be doubly happy: they will receive a cool promotional scarf they can wear as a neck scarf or use to elegantly cover their face when necessary.
Be well and stay safe!