The best homemade masks and tutorials on Instagram #makeyourownmask. 13. April 2020 DON'T KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF We selected the best homemade masks and tutorials to inspire you to make your own nose and mouth mask. Do homemade masks prevent the Coronavirus? Homemade masks, combined with social distancing, prevent the spreading of COVID-19. Although they are not as effective as N95 respirators, they block large particles and droplets. Don’t forget N95 masks should be reserved for healthcare workers. For a cloth mask to work properly, you need to include several layers of fabric hence the folding. Additionally, it must fit against the sides of the face. Hygiene with reusable masks It is important to remove the mask by the elastic bands around your ears without touching your eyes, nose or mouth, and wash your hands immediately after it. You may also want to disinfect your hands and shopping after coming back from the groceries store. Wash your used mask in the washing machine before using it again. Get inspired! No sewing Probably the easiest mask to make, it involves absolutely no sewing. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chum Darang (@chum_darang) on Apr 8, 2020 at 7:09am PDT Dust Bags The chic Influencer Jenny Walton had the best idea to recycle a Prada dust bag that came with a pair of shoes. I love the nude colour and the small Prada logo down on the chin. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jenny Walton | New York (@jennymwalton) on Apr 4, 2020 at 11:41am PDT A bit of luxury Pick your favourite (Hermès) scarves to make glamorous masks. You know what they say, darling; once a queen, always a queen. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lesley Wolman (@lesleywolman) on Apr 11, 2020 at 9:32am PDT Charity ICEP is an Austrian non-profit organisation that fights poverty across the world, bringing people to business and business to people. They are selling beautiful protective masks made in Cameroon of 100% cotton. Sales will support ICEP’s Women Empowerment Program in Africa. Like a man’s shirt Meshit is an Austrian fashion label created by Ida Steixner and Lena Krampf. They have a smart style, and the shop is worth a visit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by meshit (@meshitvienna) on Apr 8, 2020 at 9:16am PDT Bansky Homage Austrian label Bags With Legs did a black mask in homage to street artist Bansky famous piece Floral Protester. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bags With Legs (@bags.with.legs) on Apr 7, 2020 at 2:47am PDT Mask pattern The French designers behind Coperni, Sebastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, kindly shared a pattern to help you make your own mask. View this post on Instagram A post shared by coperni (@coperni) on Mar 19, 2020 at 9:07am PDT This article was updated on 5th May, 2020 SAME SAME BUT DIFFEREN Bulgari and the serpent: a precious love story Pure seduction. A talk with Breitling Squad: watches, fashion & more The new Endurance Pro. 33 affordable items that look like designer pieces The best in fast fashion. Jewellery Trends fall 2020: your essential guide Golden times. 6 fall bag trends worth investing in 2020 To refresh your autumn looks.