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How to make a cloth face covering

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DIY face covering

If you’re doing your best to stay safe by wearing a mask but want to get a little creative with it – a DIY cloth face mask is a great option. And it’s surprisingly easy to make at home by recycling your old clothing and ‘green’ shopping bags. 

While we may be spending a little more time indoors this year than we planned, there certainly has been no shortage of creativity. So, to make sure we stay safe when going for a daily walk and give us a chance to flex our creative muscles while we’re at it, gather your outdated clothes and ‘green’ shopping bags, and get crafty. Not only are these DIY cloth face coverings approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, they are also a fantastic way to recycle. 

So, how do you make one? 


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Important! Make sure that all materials are intact and have not worn too thin or have holes in them. Check the item’s label or tag to confirm the type of material.



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Material dimensions are the right size for an average adult. 

With your safe and stylish DIY face mask complete, make sure you wash it every day after returning home. This is important in ensuring the effectiveness of the mask, and for keeping you, and those around you, safe. Or, because they’re so simple to create at home, why not just make one for every day of the week!

To find out more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to stay safe visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website

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: Information provided by Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.
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