BEFORE YOU RAID YOUR STASH AND FIRE UP YOUR SEWING MACHINE, PLEASE COORDINATE A PLAN WITH YOUR RECIPIENT. WHETHER YOU ARE RESPONDING TO A DIRECT REQUEST OR WORKING THROUGH RELIEF CRAFTERS OF AMERICA, PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE USING FABRIC, PATTERNS, AND TECHNIQUES REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR DONATION USABLE. THESE PATTERNS ARE OPEN SOURCED FROM ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND ARE NOT, I REPEAT, NOT GUARANTEED TO BE THE BEST OR MOST USABLE PATTERNS.
All patterns in PDF format: https://truline.box.com/v/asksformasks
Video Tutorial for mask with filter pocket: https://vimeo.com/user11252937/review/399305630/8e27c1181c
From FreeSewing.org: https://freesewing.org/blog/facemask-frenzy/
AB Masks for a Nurse, by a Nurse: https://www.instructables.com/id/AB-Mask-for-a-Nurse-by-a-Nurse/
FABRIC & SUPPLIES
Wazoodle has medical-grade fabric. They are struggling to stay open in the time of shutdowns so I cannot guarantee they can ship but it is worth a try: https://www.wazoodle.com/face-mask-fabrics.html
Wazoodle is making a concerted effort to be classified as an ESSENTIAL SERIVCE so they are not shut down. Please help them in their efforts to stay open:
PA Textile mills ORDERED TO CLOSE. CONSIDERED NON ESSENTIAL. We might not be able to provide critical fabrics to make face masks. At this time we need to consider Textile operations as essential to life.
We need your help in telling the government, PLEASE KEEP TEXTILE MAKING/PROCESSING UNITS and CUT AND SEW UNITS OPEN. https://bit.ly/2QzPSz1
Please sign the petition – http://chng.it/ccWGVngtWs
Contact the governor – hhttps://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/
Contact your local JoAnn’s for supplies. They are offering a free piece of fabric, curbside pick-up for supplies, and coordination with hospitals near the stores – AND THEY HAVE ELASTIC!!: