The creativity on how to make a face mask is endless. Honestly, I can’t keep up with all of the different ways to make a face mask. I thought this face mask tutorial by Miss Dilly was unique because it’s made from a potholder. This would be a thick and safe material to use and I’m sure that would provide a lot of coverage. If you’re running out of options for making face masks during COVID-19, I would recommend following Miss Dilly’s tutorial. This is super inexpensive because you can purchase a potholder for $1 at the dollar store. This requires only 2 materials without counting the tools.
- twist tie
- needle and thread
- elastic cord
First, cut and measure out your elastic cords at 20cm. Make a knot at each end of the elastic cords. Then, fold each end of the potholder in hot dog style and fold back on one of the flaps. Insert your elastic cord in the slit of the folded area of the potholder.
Next, sew the elastic cord into place inside the fold and do the same for each side. Cut off the hook of the potholder and sew it on the top as a nose placement.
Overall, this is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a face mask from a potholder. I find it comical how people are being creative and taking almost about anything to recreate a face mask in their own unique way. I think using a potholder is bigger in size and the insulation might be harder to breathe, but I would try recreating this anyway. I can’t wait to keep seeing the ideas that people are coming up with on creating a face mask.