DIY face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Instructions for DIY face masks are all over the web. We’ve collected some helpful tutorials below (and masksforaz.com offers more) but we also want to see what YOU are doing! Send us pictures — of making masks, wearing masks, cleverly decorating masks… we look forward to sharing your efforts and creativity with the rest of the RAK family.


A screen grab from the CDC website, which includes instructions for making a no-sew mask from a T-shirt.

CDC offers tips on making, wearing face masks

The Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Visit this page on the CDC website to learn how to properly wear face coverings and how to easily make them.


A no-sew pleated mask using a handkerchief and hair ties

The blog JapaneseCreations.com describes a no-sew pleated face mask made with a handkerchief and hair ties.


The U.S. Surgeon General’s tips for making a no-sew mask


Got a sewing machine? Make masks for yourself and others