COVID-19 Related

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The Simplest Handmade Mask

Material: cloth and scissors
Note: This mask is only suitable for preventing spray. It is recommended to add a filter layer to the mask to increase the ability of the mask to filter viruses.

Handmade Mask Template

STAY HOME so you don’t need any mask (unless you are taking care of others). But if you have to go outside, especially where you may meet with others, wear a mask to protect you and the people around you.

This is how I made masks by hand, feel free to download the mask template below. This will help you making a few masks for your own use when supplies are scarce.

Things to prepare before you start

  1. Materials: Nonwoven fabric, meltblown cloth (SMS, SMMS, and SMMMS fabric also work. For more information, you google it.),elastic bands, and flexible craft wire (metal strips).
  2. Tools: Scissors, stapler and staples, and binder clips if you have some.
  3. Print the above file: laser cutting with acrylic sheet, or normal printing on paper.
  4. Wash your hands, and clean all the tools.

How to make it

Here is a video of me making the masks. It’s in Chinese, you can turn on the English subtitles to help understand.

With laser cut acrylic board

You can also follow the steps here:

Template For Laser Cutting

Template For Normal Printing


  • Using a paper cutter or cutter knife will be easier than using the scissors (but you need to pay more attention when cutting it).
  • In addition to using a stapler, you can also use a sewing machine or a heat sealer.
  • Can’t find the metal strips? Cut out a can!

Useful Resources

Other Thoughts

A Pop-up Box for Covid 19

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I flew to Atlanta today, and in this special period, I would like to share with you #whatisinmybag #whatisinmypocket . These things are protecting me from the COVID -19. #covid19 The first and most important stuff is the mask. When you go to a crowded place, please put on a mask. I understand that in some cultures, only patients need to wear masks. However, it should be noted that the COVID-19 does not cause any symptoms during the incubation period, while it is still spreading. In other words, you don’t know if you carry the virus and whether people around you carry the virus since it cannot be judged by the presence of cold symptoms. Wearing a mask is a powerful way to protect yourself and others. #mask #wearmasks Secondly, it is very important to maintain hand hygiene, so I brought the hand sanitizer. I also brought a pair of disposable gloves in case of need. Don’t forget to wash your hands every time you come home! Also, because I have a bad habit of rubbing my eyes, I brought eye drops for use when my eyes are uncomfortable, instead of rubbing my eyes with hands. #handsanitizer #washyourhands Finally, I also brought a pack of disposable toilet seat covers. This is my mom's advice (she is a medical doctor). This reduces the risk of fecal-oral and contact transmission. Other important suggestions are 1. No gathering and 2. Read the latest news from the CDC @ Wishing you good health and peace without end. #covid19 #covid2019 #coronavirus #novelcoronavirusoutbreak #covid19outbreak #新冠 #新冠肺炎 #新冠状病毒肺炎

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