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DIY Face Mask: How To Make Your Own FaceMask At Home

Spotlight - Face Mask
Spotlight - Face Mask

Residents living in metropolitan Melbourne are lock down following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement that the city is undergoing stage four restrictions. And we’re being advised to wear masks and adhere to strict social distancing rules when we are in public places such as restaurants and supermarkets.

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DIY Face Masks

Spotlight is stepping in to help residents access the appropriate materials and a free, downloadable sewing pattern is available on the Spotlight website.

Spotlight - DIY Face Mask

A huge range of fabrics and elastic for making suitable, reusable cloth face masks and face coverings is available to purchase online from Spotlight at ​spotlightstores.com​.

A free sewing pattern is available for download ​here​ and an instructional video can be found ​below.

Spotlight’s dedicated ​Crafts for a Cause​ hub also provides an online space where like minded sewers can share tips and advice.

Spotlight CEO Quentin Gracanin said “Spotlight is committed to helping Australians get through this pandemic with access to the materials and items needed to help protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community.

“If you’re a keen sewer, we encourage you to make masks for yourself and your family, and we’re asking our interstate friends to lend a helping hand via our ​Crafts for A Cause Facebook​ group.”

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews MP, in a press conference recently said: “People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will now be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons.

“We’re urging Victorians – just as you remember to take your keys when you leave the house, you need to remember to take something to cover your face, to help keep you and our community safe.”

We’re going to be wearing masks in Victoria, and potentially in other parts of the country, for a very long time.”

Written by Robyn Foyster

With over 30 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com.

Robyn was voted one of the 30 most powerful women in media at the 2015 B&T Women In Media Awards.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia's three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea.

Robyn won Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women's Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia's best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA's coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She can be contacted on [email protected]

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