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Content last updated: May 29, 2020
Before starting to sew a pattern for any organization, always ask which pattern they prefer you to follow. Information provided here is not designed to replace the critical N95 face masks needed by those dealing directly with coronavirus patients. Rather, these are to be used when there is no better option.
We created a video tutorial for a basic face mask pattern from FreeSewing.org. Here is the PDF for the Fu Face Mask pattern and link to the original instructions.
Urban Spools is partnering with DFW Sewing Relief to mobilize an urgent effort to get face masks to medical facilities desparately in need. We are recruiting home sewists and others in our community who are willing to donate their time to the cause. There are volunteer opportunities beyond just sewing, so please pass along this information to your friends and family who can also get involved. Click here to read more about how you can volunteer your time and sewing skills. There are photos and instructions for this group's approved face mask pattern and prepared kits. You can also request face masks for your facility in need.
This group, started by the MacArthur Medical Center, is focussed on supplying face masks to their patients, many of whom are lower-income pregnant women who do not have the resources to obtain masks themselves. They are collecting cloth, reusable face coverings to give to all of their patients, and plan to distribute the rest to other clinics in need. They are recruiting people who can sew masks from home or donate to the cause. For more information about how you can help, visit masks4moms.org.
Art Gallery Fabrics has assembled this fantastic resource page with sew & no-sew face mask patterns, a database of facilities requesting mask donations, and lots of other valuable information. www.artgalleryfabrics.com
Clover provided this helpful chart for choosing the correct Bias Tape Tool.