I have been sheltering at home with my kids for 28 days now, as part of a statewide mandate to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. Information and recommendations are changing quickly, and the new recommendation by the CDC encouraging the public to wear face masks prompted this sewing tutorial.

Chocolate cake and sourdough bagels will just have to wait a little longer, but I promise to post more baking videos soon.

I’d like to give credit to the person whose Youtube video inspired this. After watching many, many tutorials and making 4 different types of fabric face masks, I think her video was the most helpful to me. I made several modifications (including converting measurements) and I hope you find this helpful.

Original source: https://youtu.be/8RCuL1mX7eg
CDC Guidelines as of April 9, 2020: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
The New York Times article β€œWhat’s the Best Material for a Mask?” https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.html

Maria (your Midnight Baker/Sewer/Video editor)