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Making a Face Mask from a T-Shirt

Learn how to make your own t-shirt face mask in minutes!
5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Makes 1
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • old t-shirt 100% cotton long sleeve preferred
  • scissors
  • glue only if adding a filter


  • Cut the arm of an old t-shirt to about 5 1/2 inches long. The arm will make multiple masks. I find that the middle and upper parts of a tapered arm are better for adults.
    cutting arm of an old t-shirt
  • Cut the body of the t-shirt into long strings that are about 1 inch wide. This shirt was large enough that I was able to get two ties from each cut across.
    making string from an old t-shirt
  • Add the ties to both sides of the sleeve by running them through the inside. If you are going to add a filter, you will need to glue this shut across the bottom leaving room for the ties. Then just put your filter in from the top.
    t-shirt mask for face
  • To wear, I like to make a bow at the top. Then put the top loop on the top of the head, pull the mask into place and tie the bottom tie behind the neck. I also like to turn the seam of the sleeve to the middle of the outside in order to tell the front from the back. Then just enjoy your new t-shirt face mask.
    t-shirt face mask with no sewing