You can make your own face mask to protect yourself from COVID-19 without scissors or a sewing machine. This DIY no-sew mask is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and takes about a minute to make.

  • Here's what you need:
  • A bandana or square cloth, approximately 20" by 20"
  • A coffee filter
  • Two rubber bands (or hair ties)

Instructions for assembling the face mask are on the CDC's website at the bottom of this page.

WXYZ offers a quick tutorial on making the now-sew mask in the video below.

Remember, use material that won't shrink when you wash it. The CDC recommends washing your face mask regularly.