Thought I could share this here.
In France the Grenoble town University Hospital Center has circulated a tutorial on how to make oneself a fabric face mask.
I will not argue here if this is safe or not for the Corona virus, it is obvious it not suitable for any medical staff, and the nanometric virus can of course pass this barrier, but it is generally accepted to say as well that the main vector being the droplets, a face mask is good at stopping them, in order to protect your interlocutors as to protect yourself from others.
(But always think of protecting the others first, it's more satisfying )
Well, obviously, if you have nothing else, it's far better than nothing, and it can be useful when doing your quick and fast shopping during this confinement time here in Europe.
So here are the masks I've made for the family and I also provide a link to the pdf document giving the templates. It's in French, but the templates are self-explicative, and moreover, I give below the very clean video tutorial done by a nice youtuber woman called CÚcile.
Here is the document : Triple_Fabric_Layer_mask_Grenoble_Hospital.pdf
Here is the video tutorial :
And here is my making :
Outer layer is made of Linen, inner layer is cotton, and the filter in the middle is some thick felt like synthetic material, I think it is polyester.
I made two sizes, for men and women.
Keep safe, be prepared, protect the others, protect yourself, and let's wait for the end of this crazy period !
(And let's think that, afterwards, it will be able to serve as a dust filter in the shop ;o) )