In a time when everyone should be taking all the precautions they can to stay safe and healthy, wearing a mask while out and about is a smart move. But with a mask shortage for people on the front lines battling coronavirus, how do you get your hands on one? Well, perhaps your hands are the answer by making a mask yourself. And retailer Ocean State Job Lot wants to help.

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Ocean State Job Lot announced on their website that they are giving away free fabric to make masks for customers to pickup at all of their stores, including their locations in Maine. Most of the fabric being given away is a blend of high quality cotton and polyester. There are two sizes of fabric to choose from depending on how many masks you'll be making. Ocean State Job Lot has put aside enough fabric for more than one million masks to be made.

If you're a little worried that you're not crafty enough to put together your own mask, Ocean State Job Lot has a step-by-step tutorial on their website of how to make one with simple household tools most people have around their home.

So if you're looking to stay a little safer and have a project at home to accomplish, the materials are there for the taking.

How to Sew a Face Mask


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