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Need some tips to make DIY face mask better? Over the last 10 months many of us have read lots of tutorials of making DIY face mask. The world is desperately waiting the end of COVID-19, while it doesn’t look like masks will be going anywhere shortly, it is seriously time to upgrade our everyday necessity.

Make DIY Face Mask Better To Wear

If you find wearing a mask makes your ears sore or they don’t stay on, check out these tips and accessories to make face mask better to wear.

Jersey String Ear Straps

While jersey string is not as stretchy as elastic, it is very easy to perform and very soft to wear behind the ears or head. You can even make jersey string by upcycling your old T-shirts. Here is a great tutorial to make the face mask cord using our jersey fabric by Katia Yarns & Fabrics.

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Adjustable Ear Loops For Face Mask

To make your mask more comfortable and stay on better, follow this video by Silver Linings to add DIY adjustable ear loops for face mask.

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Ear Savers

Ear saver, ear extender or mask strap holder, they are all refer to the add on accessories that reduce irritation behind the ears from wearing a mask. Learn to sew an ear saver for an elastic face mask 3 different ways with this step-by-step tutorial by Sweet Red Poppy.

If you don’t have time or the tools to do above DIY, try this mask head strap available on Amazon.

Make DIY Face Mask Better Breathing Room

Breathe Easy Mask

Another common problem is people find uncomfortable to breathe when wearing a mask, especially for who need to wear it in warm or even hot environment. Learn to insert and retrofit boning to make a breathe easy mask with this step to step tutorial by Gail Kollmar.

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Face Mask Bracket

Face mask bracket is an inner support frame that holds up the mask fabric around the mouth to create more breathing room when a mask is put on. Although it looks like a strange add on, it does the job creating more breathing room and also stop glasses from fogging. Check out this review by wowVJsLTR showing side by side comparison wearing a mask with a bracket vs without a bracket.

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Make DIY Face Mask Better In Style

Lanyard Mask Holder

To store a mask temporarily, people wearing surgical mask usually recommend using face mask keeper. However it does not work for all types of masks. For people wear cloth face masks, some prefer to use mask lanyard, or some call mask necklace, not only because it is convenient but also make DIY face mask better in style.

 

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