As we continue to study and learn more about COVID-19, it is important that we take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading the virus. The CDC has recently recommended that individuals wear cloth face coverings in public spaces such as grocery stores and pharmacies, where social distancing might be difficult to maintain. However, with low personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies available, many are being forced to create their own face masks at home. While not being able to easily attain face masks can seem like a hassle, many people are taking using this as an opportunity to get creative. It’s time to dive into your craft closet because Premier Independent Physicians is here to show you three ways to create your very own mask at home!

DIY T-Shirt Face Mask (No Sewing Required)  




  • Tightly knit cotton material (such as a t-shirt or a scarf)
  • 2 Hair ties or rubber bands

DIY Bandana and Coffee Filter Face Mask (No Sewing Required)  




  • 1 Bandana 
  • 1 Coffee filter
  • 2 Hair ties or rubber bands

DIY Face Mask (Sewing Required)  




  • 2- 12″ x 7.25″ cotton                                    fabrics
  • 1- 12″ x 7.25″ interfacing                                material
  • 2- 7″ elastics
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine