Mary Ann De Martin has kicked off a program to create make masks with a pocket for a filter. If you would like to help contribute, please donate here.
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I am making these for medical professionals who have NO MASKS. I’m not selling at this time.
Here’s my version of how to make face masks. They have an adjustable more piece and a pocket for a filter.
Thank you Denise Del Gianni for putting my instructions together in these photos.
I started with this video but made my own adjustments for better fit and ease of sewing. They take about 10 minutes each once all materials are cut.
I’m using 15” x 7.5” 100% cotton tightly woven and washed and dried before cutting.
Filter is non-fusible interfacing or HEPA filter. It needs to be able to be thrown away. You can also use dry floor mop pads (like swiffer) or wipes but the interfacing or HEPA are the best to my understanding. It needs to be non woven and the heavier the better.
I used any size elastic from skinny rolled up to 3/8” wide. This is just what I could get my hands on. You could also use ties around the head if you don’t have elastic.
If you are interested in making some please DONATE to our medical professionals who are trying to save lives without risking their own and their family’s!
If you have any questions please let me know. If you’d like to donate to help me make more, thank you for your help! Xox