According to the CDC, fabric masks should not be used in the care of COVID-19 patients. However, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies run out. They can also be helpful in other areas of patient care as well. The Chaffin Luhana Foundation wants to help. See below on how you can make CDC-compliant face masks and help others as well.
1.Put right sides of cotton fabric together. Cut 9x6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)
2.Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
3.Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.
4.Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
5.Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
6.Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
7.Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
8.Sew around the edge of the mask twice. It is so easy to make this. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally