Just when we thought the mighty tshirt couldn’t get more amazing, it turns out you can turn your older, worn out or perhaps ‘outgrown’ tshirts (we’ve got a few of those!) into nifty face masks to help keep you save and well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the 11th May, the UK Government published a handy article showcasing just how you can indeed create your own face mask from old tees so we thought we would share this wisdom as we’re now being advised to wear face masks in public spaces such as public transport and some shops.
Here’s what you need to do…
Firstly, grab an old or unwanted tshirt (smaller the better) and some scissors.
Step 1: Firstly, grab an old or unwanted tshirts (smaller the better) and some scissors.
Lay the tshirt flat then cut a straight line across the width of the T-shirt (front and back) approximately 20cm up from the bottom hem.
Step 2: With your new cut off, 2cm in from the top and bottom on the two sides, cut into the fabric 15cm. Creating a rectangle which you then need to also cut away. Then stip the remaining joint 2cm strips of fabric in the middle or where they’re folded from.
Step 3: Placing the larger pieces over your mouth and nose, use the 2cm strips to tie and adjust the mask into place.
That should be it! There are alternative options to this on Gov.uk so be sure to head over and see which style or method most suits you.