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Start by gathering all the tools you need to make the mask:

A sewing machine. Pretty much any basic machine will be fine, since we won't be doing anything fancy.

If you don't have a sewing machine, you can do all the sewing by hand, but it will take much, much longer. Donated sewing machines are available in some communities for people volunteering to make masks. Ask around.

Thread. Any kind or color is fine, as long as it works with your machine.

Scissors that are able to cut through several layers of fabric at once.

A pencil, or anything that can leave a light mark on your fabric.

Pins. You only need 5 or so. The tomato is optional, but adorable.

Tape measure. Nice to have, but you can probably get by without one.

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