Protective Face Masks For Health Care Providers
Instructions for sewing the masks are provided below. This is a CDC compliant design the use of which has been approved by area providers.
Be sure to use fabric that is 100% cotton (tightly woven for the front, flannel or other soft 100% cotton for the back). If you have any doubts about the content of your fabric, please do not use it. (Treadle Yard Goods staff can assist you in determining fabric content. You can contact them at 651-698-9690.)
Please prewash all fabric on hot and dry on high heat. This step is to ensure pre-shrinkage. Area providers will sanitize the masks.
You will note the instructions involve the use of elastic. If that is not available, you can use fabric ties (self-made ties, bias tape or twill tape), one in each of the four corners. Each tie should have a finished length of 18 inches. The link below titled Detailed Sewing Instructions with Pictures outlines how to make fabric ties.
If you need fabric - due to the amazing response we have run out of kits.
We are currently working with Treadle Yard Goods to make additional kits.
Sew Good Goods is working with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Treadle Yard Goods to sew protective masks for local health care providers.
THIS IS AN URGENT NEED!
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Additional mask kits will be available soon!
If you need materials for making face masks in support of Minnesota healthcare workers, additional mask kits will be available soon, at no charge thanks to donations!
If you would like a kit, please email email@example.com and we will add your name to our list. We will connect with you when the kits are ready for pickup.
In the meantime, please feel free to access the pattern and instructions below, which include fabric requirements. You may have suitable fabric in your home inventory.