Photo Credit: Suzelle DIY / Screengrab

If you don’t have elastics, a bandana, a sewing machine or the skill, fear not, you are bound to have an old pair of jeans and tekkies to spare for a DIY mask.


Cape Town, South Africa (21 April 2020) – Everyone is on the DIY train these days; whether they are making their own bread or masks, we are seeing social media booming with creative activity. Looking around at home, it became evident that the DIY pickings were slim, especially to make a mask. Thankfully, the queen of DIY has stepped up to share three ways to make a mask at home.

Suzelle DIY has joined the thousands of YouTubers sharing their DIY mask videos, but obviously, we are team South Africa and loving her three options. She has three skill level masks to share, the final reserved for those who own and can use sewing machines.

The rest of us, she shares an ingenious DIY using a pair of her best friends jeans and some shoelaces. We all have a pair of jeans and some shoelaces, so this DIY is the answer to our problems.

“A lot of people ask me Suzelle, please do a video on how to make a DIY face mask for CORONAVIRUS. That is why, in this video (brought to you by the Western Cape Government and The Premier, Alan Winde) I show you three creative, SAFE, and approved ways to make easy and stunning DIY face masks. There’s a printed bandana face mask, an upcycled denim face mask (snazzy, vintage), and a colourful material face mask. I also highlight the important rules of wearing a mask. Watch the video for all the tips & tricks. There’s it! Stay home and keep safe, guys!”

Aside from the DIY, Suzelle also shares the rules of wearing a mask. As many have seen, people tend to forget the original coronavirus rules.

Rules of wearing a mask:

Do not touch your face
Don’t fiddle with your mask
Wash your hands before and after removing your mask
Remove your mask by the straps
Do not share your mask
Wash your mask with soap and water & let it dry in the sun.

Take a look at the video below.

Sources: Suzelle DIY / YouTube
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