How to Sew a Face Mask

In the shadow of this pandemic, the sewing world has been called to sew face masks for the growing number of hospitals that are running out of them. I’ll keep the words short and just get to the point, because I know that your time is precious. I will continue to update as necessary with additional resources. I am making ZERO medical claims or recommendations in this post, just hoping to share information and resources that have been shared with me.

N95 type mask pattern – Adult and Child sizes, Printable, for use with antimicrobial fabric

Video Tutorial for assembly. This is the method I use with antimicrobial fabric, though that layer is not included in this video (video by Sweet Red Poppy).

Wazoodle.com – to purchase antimicrobial fabrics and elastic for ears

Video Tutorial for assembly leaving a pocket for disposable filter insert (note that the pattern linked above is not designed for this style)

Links to information/resources:

Forbes article calling sewists (if you don’t believe me)

UC Berkley compiled list of hospitals that need masks, and are accepting donations of homemade masks

Cambridge University test on Best Mask Making Materials

With prayers that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, hopes that we can all come together to support one another in this time of tragedy, and many digital hugs. ❤

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