Ear saver

If your surgical mask has elastic bands for behind the ears you might know the feeling of sore ears after wearing the mask for a while. There’s a clever little life hack that will help you get rid of this unpleasant side effect of wearing a mask – the ear saver.


  • 7cm piece of polyester girth
  • 2 buttons
  • needle
  • thread
  • scissors
  • matches or lighter

How to make the ear saver

Melt the ends of the girth a little to prevent fringing.

Sew a button on each end.


Place it as shown in the pictures and enjoy not having sore ears 😉

Don’t have a surgical mask yet? Check out this one for example!