Hey peeps, as many of you may have heard, Canada's chief public health officer now says that wearing a non-medical mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Because medical-grade masks have to be reserved for medical professionals, many of you have reached out about mask patterns, supplies and resources.
We encourage you to do the research. Non-medical masks do have limitations, and they need to be used safely. We encourage you not relax your physical distancing if you are wearing a home made mask.
Below is a list of patterns and videos that you may find helpful. Please note that the masks made with these patterns and videos are not medical-grade masks and offer only a minimal physical barrier. No medical claims are being made with regard to their usage.
Stay safe, crafty friends.
Patterns and resources:
https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/ Craft Passion (The second half of the pattern has a version with a pocket in which an insert can be added as a filter. There is also a kids option.)