Sewing Self-Made Face Masks

Anyone who would like to sew a self-made face mask themselves, either for their own use or as a gift, will find below a summary of important information.

Sew self-made face mask

1. Do not forget social distancing and hand hygiene!

“Never forget the distance rule, the sneezing etiquette, and washing your hands!” This is probably the most important rule when it is about sewing self-made face masks. You may buy good quality half face respirator mask at

Sew self-made face mask

Wearing a mouth-nose-cover can be an additional step to reduce the speed of spread of COVID-19 in the population – but only if the distance from other people, coughing and sneezing rules and good hand hygiene are maintained.

2. Masks are rare!

Certified masks are a very rare commodity! This includes hygiene masks as well as certified respiratory protection masks of the classes FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3. Masks of this type are limited. We should leave them to those who need them urgently, mainly medical professionals. The self-sewn masks cannot replace these masks because they are not certified and cannot be used by hospital staff.

Every self-made face mask is a protective mask that has not been purchased. With self-sewn masks, we can hopefully bring a little quiet in an extremely stressed market.

3. Do not cradle in false safety

The self-made face mask is designed to reduce the spread of droplets by the wearer. When we speak, cough or sneeze, we disseminate droplets.

A self-made face mask can slow down the flow of these droplets by acting as a mechanical barrier. So, when you wear a mask, it does not protect you, but other people from you. For people infected with Covid-19, wearing a mask can be useful to protect others from infection.