You can still find cloth masks online at Amazon, Etsy and other assorted small companies if you search a little. Best ones are at least a few layers of good quality cotton with an interior pouch for a filter insert, a nose wire for tight fit, and adjustable straps, also for a tighter fit. There are also Chinese made KN95 masks out there sold in the USA which are similar to N95 masks. But, if you need a mask in a pinch and, like me, have no sewing talent at all, than you might like these two links to a quick DIY no-sew mask you can make at home in a pinch.
𝐃𝐈𝐘 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐊 😷 by Julie EigenmannOnly use as a last resort when no other masks are available. It’s not an N95 (let’s leave those for the frontliners) but I guess it’s better than nothing. 😬 Also, this DOES NOT replace social distancing, staying at home, washing yours hands, and not touching your face.🙏🏼Bandana (or handkerchief or piece of cloth) + hair ties. That’s all you need. So easy! Whoever invented this … Thank you! 👍🏼ADDITIONAL INFO: you can insert a “non-woven cloth” in the middle of the mask like wet tissues that are dried to act as a filter. Someone also suggested coffee filters, gauze, air condition filter, or vacuum bag with HEPA filter. Stay safe 🙏🏼 #masks4all #LAprotects #repost #repost #repost #repost
Posted by Karen S Kloset on Friday, March 27, 2020