Do-It-Yourself Face Mask Questions & Answers

Have some fun being creative while protecting yourself.


  • Make sure you strike a balance between breathability and filtration.
  • Use a material that is safe – the CDC recommends 100% cotton fabric.
  • You want your mask to fit snugly from above your nose to below your chin.
  • You can add an inner pocket or pouch to place a coffee filter for extra protection.
  • Any mask is better than no mask.

Read the Washington Post article on what to use to make a homemade face covering.

Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
Edited by Dr. Justin Groode

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