Sewing Masks

Sewing Masks

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. 

 

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/non-medical-masks-covid-19-spread-1.5523321

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4

 

Patterns and resources:

https://victorypatterns.com/blogs/victory-patterns-blog/face-mask

https://www.1millionmasks.org

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.)

https://freesewing.org/blog/facemask-frenzy

https://www.orangedotquilts.com/simplemask/simple-mask

https://www.statethelabel.com/pages/masks

 

 

Video Tutorials: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAF_pB4d_S-gQS8WuxLjn1w

https://sweetredpoppy.com/how-to-sew-a-surgical-face-mask/

https://vimeo.com/user11252937/review/399305630/8e27c1181c

https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/5-free-diy-face-mask-tutorials-using-fabric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnhePGv0gmQ