How to Make a Sock Face Mask

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Face wearing a sock face mask - How to Make a Sock Face Mask

To slow the spread of COVID-19, people have been encouraged to wear face masks in public areas. If you don't know your way around a sewing machine, and you don't want to spend money on masks, try an easy DIY. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make a no-sew face mask out of socks.

First, gather your materials. All you need is a clean pair of socks and a pair of scissors. Ankle socks, crew socks, and long socks will all work. And trust us, the "clean" part is important. This will be covering your nose!

Sock laying on a craft table with scissors

Lay the sock flat and cut it in half between the heel and the toe. You will make the mask out of the part with the heel. Then, cut it across, just above the ankle.

Woman cutting sock above the ankle

Cut the sock open from the top of the ankle opening to the top of the other opening.

Sock being cut from opening to opening

Fold the sock in half, and cut a slit about 1/2" from the edge. Start cutting from the fold, and cut until you're about 1/2" away from the openings. Be sure not to cut all the way through.

Cutting sock from the fold

Unfold the sock.

Woman holding sock face mask

Stretch the loops over your ears and put the sock over your nose and mouth.

Woman wearing sock face mask

No-sew sock face masks are easy to make and comfortable to wear. Play with different patterns to make a unique mask that fits your style. For extra protection, you can also place an extra piece of fabric in the mask. Sock face maks can be washed for reuse, so you can wear them again and again!

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