Masks are now becoming a way of life for most people around the world and they are around to stay, at least for a while. Bottle and Heels reached out to our friend who works in the New York Fashion Industry to teach us how to sew our own masks.

Sarah works closely with the organization, Masks for the Masses, which is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to provide masks to everyday Americans, normalize wearing them and contextualize the need for integration into everyday American culture.

Watch our DIY Mask Tutorial below:

For the Mask Instructions, Patterns and more click here.

Learn more about Masks for the Masses:

Masks for the Masses is currently making FREE reusable masks for every human in the greater New York City area. The primary objective is to build a citywide, volunteer-based DIY manufacturing and distribution network as fast as possible to give away handmade cloth masks, as well as information on how to wear and clean them properly. Our social media channels help spread the distribution of the masks and awareness of the issue by collaborating with artists and aiding in education via public health information.

All masks manufactured or distributed via Masks for the Masses are available free of charge including shipping, built from patterns suggested by the CDC for daily use – from two layers of cotton duck, interfacing and elastic. Our masks are not N-95 rated but are reusable, effective, and highly recommended as a basic form of protection. We are actively monitoring best practices on mask manufacturing and materials from studies around the globe.

Every day and every donation counts. Masks for the Masses is calling upon local businesses and volunteers to join the fight. They accept donations in the form of materials, financial contributions, or volunteers to fulfill one goal: A mask for every human for free, no questions asked. To make a donation visit their website here.

Spread the word. Not the virus.