Crafters making homemade masks during coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:24:25-04

The shortage of masks has crafters across the country dusting off those sewing machines and gathering up fabric scraps.

Patterns for homemade masks are all over the internet, but there's one problem.

Experts say they probably don't work in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

N-95 masks are the *only* masks the CDC has said can keep you from getting sick.

But these homemade masks can serve other purposes.

Wearing a mask can be a reminder to not touch your face.