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How To Make a Face Mask by Designer Amanda Perna

by Jenny

In the worst of times, the best of intentions tend to surface. Like now, with droves of citizens stepping up to create face masks for medical professionals and others. South Florida’s very own Amanda Perna, fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant, is one of them. Here, she gives a tutorial on how to sew and create masks at home.

NOTE: These masks are not meant to be a substitute for hospital-grade or N95 respirator masks.


  • Print pattern (Alternative: A 9×8-inch rectangle with 1-inch pleats)
  • Cotton fabric with a high thread count
  • Non-woven interfacing
  • Bias tape
  • Fabric pins
  • Metal (such as a paper clip)
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine

Video created in conjunction with Good Housekeeping.

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