June 23, 2020

Face Mask Tutorials Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Masks And Beyond

Amid the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on our day-to-day lives, face masks are undoubtedly this year’s most coveted new item for most people around the world.

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While in Japan, face masks have been considered an essential armor against disease for decades. They are simple and familiar to us, but I realized that for those who were new to wearing a mask, handcrafting one sounds more complicated than it actually is. Hoping that we could help society in some way, we decided to publish blog posts on how to make simple masks and on how to wear them comfortably. 

 

How To Make A No-Sew Mask

No-Sew Face Mask with Handkerchief and Hair Tie5 MILLION HITS! "NO-SEW FACE MASK USING HANDKERCHIEF AND HAIR TIE MADE UNDER 2 MINUTES"

It was about a week later that a news director for abc7 contacted our company seeking permission to run our no-sew face mask tutorial on their news site. While I was composing a reply, another email popped up from a New York Post editor asking the same question.

In four weeks, the tutorial and video received 5 million hits and were in the news across the country including NBC, Time, Los Angeles Times, and Yahoo, also attracted attention as far as in Malaysia, Australia, Nigeria, France, and Greece!

abcabc7 has published our tutorial many times

foreign media 1Voilà! The post has been published outside the U.S., too! 

 

How to Sew A Mask
If you know how to sew, check out these two blog posts.

This is the easiest, basic type of fabric mask even sewing beginners can follow without any difficulties. The tutorial has been visited over 360,000 people after we published it in March!
Originally, the mask had only one size (medium), but an IT-savvy reader donated two more patterns and we now have three options! (Large, Medium, & Small) This mask can be completed in 30 minutes with or without a sewing machine.

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HOW TO SEW A SIMPLE FABRIC FACE MASK


A mask with unique 3D structure. It is perfect for summer heat! Using origami fold, this mask is completed with several fold, iron, sew, and repeat processes.

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AN ORIGAMI MASK PERFECT FOR THE WARMER WEATHER

Tips on Wearing A Mask Comfortably

You would be able to wear a mask more comfortably if you knew these basic tips.

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HOW CAN I STOP MY GLASSES FROM FOGGING UP? 

 
foreign media

 This post also gained international popularity! News articles featuring our tutorial by Arabic and French media. 


If your mask hurts your ears, try these hacks.

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SAVE YOUR EARS WHILE WARING A MASK

Fun Mask Ideas

Because humor could not be absent from under any circumstances... 

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MASKS WITH CREATIVE DESIGNS LIGHTEN MOOD IN JAPAN

 

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