Save Your Ears With These 2 DIY Hacks!

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Wearing a mask for hours while at work, many health professionals say the elastic ear loops hurts their ears. Is this you too? Here are 2 ways to save your ears!

  • With a shoelace
  • With t-shirt ties

With A Shoelace

layout for shoelace prior to attaching to face mask.
step 2 of Save Your Ears blog post at https://masksforhealthcareworkers.com, home of the 4 and 5 layer face masks.
back view of face mask with shoelace inserted in ear casings.
picture of how the shoelace ear savers is tied at https://masksforhealthcareworkers.com, home of the best face mask to buy.

Purchase a 45 or 54-inch shoelace and follow the pictorial instructions above, left to right.

With T-Shirt Ties

schematic of t-shirt for cutting DIY t-shirt ties at https://masksforhealthcareworkers.com
picture of t-shirt tie to replace elastic ear loops on 4-5 layer protective face mask.
view of the back of woman's head using a diy t-shirt tie with mask at Masks For Healthcare Workers.
A few points to remember when making t-shirt ties:
  • Knit fabrics don’t fray and when pulled it will curl. The curl encloses the tie and you don’t have to sew it like you would woven fabrics.
  • Cut 21 inch wide strips 30” long, then pull the strips to stretch the fabric.
  • How you cut the ties is important if you want the right side of the fabric showing. Cutting along the bottom of a t-shirt will expose the wrong side of the fabric. If you are using a plain color fabric, the cut won’t matter. 

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