I have designed this non medical fabric face mask following the Coronavirus pandemic, as stocks of surgical masks are limited (and should be available to those on the frontline). I have researched the potential difference wearing a homemade mask could have. According to SmartAirFilters.Com reusing t-shirts or tea towels, a two layered design could make circa 70% difference, compared to 97% if a surgical mask is worn. Still a huge improvement against not wearing a mask.
The pattern can be hand or machine sewn and takes approximately an hour. An hour well spent, if it helps prevent the spread of Covid-19.
As the face mask uses very little fabric, several mask can be made from one adult t-shirt or a tea towel.
Stay safe everyone and I look forward to hearing from you soon.