Non-woven interfacing – no grainline, like a felt or fleece. It can range from thin and wispy, through crisp and papery, through to stiff almost like a card, or even lofty like a fleece or foam.
QUESTION: Can we use fusible interfacing for face masks?
ANSWER: You can also make a mask using fusible interfacing, ironed on to cotton fabric for an extra barrier,
USA Today reported.
No matter what DIY version of a mask you make, experts warn, masks do not take the place of social distancing, they only are used to add another layer of safety
*If you have allergies you may prefer to use sew -in interfacing.
QUESTION: Is it safe to use thick interfacing to make a face mask?
ANSWER: yes it is, the important bit is that you can wash it in hot water.
A protective mask should be worn for a maximum of 2 hours, after which it is saturated with moist exhaled air and filters microorganisms worse and also creates a favorable environment for the multiplication of bacteria and viruses.
However, if the mask becomes wet from coughing, sneezing, or breathing, it should be replaced immediately.
After use, it should be removed and washed with detergent and then ironed with a hot iron, or soaked in a special antiseptic solution.
After changing the mask, hands should be thoroughly washed with soap or treated with an alcohol-based antiseptic gel.