• Address
  • Manor Walks
  • Shopping & Leisure
  • Cramlington
  • NE23 6UT

Centre Opening Times

The centre opening hours are for Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure. Please see individual retailers for store opening times.

  • Monday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Make your own face covering

27 July 2020

This is a simple guide to making a face covering. A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. More information on using face coverings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is available.

To make a simple face covering

You will need:

  • two or three 25cm x 25cm squares of cotton fabric
  • two 20cm pieces of elastic (or string or cloth strips)
  • needle and thread
  • scissors
Items you need for a sewn face covering

Items you need for a sewn cloth face covering

Step 1: Cut out 25cm x 25cm squares of cotton fabric. Stack the squares on top of each other.

Step 2: Fold over one side by 0.75cm and hem, then repeat on the opposite side. Make 2 channels by folding the double layer of fabric over 1.5cm along each side and stitching this down.

How to fold face covering

Step 3: Run a 20cm length of elastic (or string or cloth strip) through the wider hem on each side of the face covering. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle to thread it through. Tie the ends tightly.

Threading the ear loops and sewing into place

Step 4: Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the covering on the elastic and adjust so the covering fits your face. Then securely stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping. These elastic loops fit over the ears.

Completed face covering

Always take care to use equipment safely to avoid injury. Children should only follow these instructions under the supervision of adult

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering