A news story showed up in my Facebook newsfeed about a hospital in the area asking the public to sew these CDC-compliant face masks for the staff. They appear to be super simple to make. These masks are reusable and can be washed and sterilized. Are they legit? Well, a Health Care Professional friend of mine is already using them. (Update: the staff at my doctor’s office were excited to get a bunch that I made, enough for 3 masks each)
When we get our medical personnel taken care of, cancer and COPD patients would be grateful for these masks too. This would be a wonderful on-going service project for your church or volunteer group!
When I go to Walmart the next time to pick up a few groceries, I’m planning to grab some cotton fabric, flannel and elastic to make a bunch to donate. A bunch can be made for just a few bucks. The article said these masks are for men, women and children, and suggested using different colors and prints of fabric.
If my math is correct and the fabric is square, one yard of each the cotton and flannel (right sides together) of 45″ wide fabric would make 35 masks, plus 13 yards (39 feet) of 1/8″ elastic. (If I’m wrong, I’ll come back and correct it)
How to Sew a Medical Face Mask
The following video demonstrates how to make the masks, and a link to the pattern is below the video.
The face masks patterns for both children and adults are at the bottom of this page.
Update: I shared directions on how to make some NO-SEW super easy face masks that take only minutes to make in this post 5 Reusable Homemade No-Sew Face Masks Using CDC Approved Materials These are for personal use only, not for medical personnel.
Ya’ll know the drill . . . stay home, don’t touch your face and wash your hands!
Take care of yourselves, my Friends!