*These are not medical grade masks.
See our printable Re-Useable Mask Instructions and Information file.
• The new “Face Hugger” mask, fitted with nose wire and adustable drawstring, designed especially for using Halyard H600 Sterile cloth, but can be used with other fabrics
• See the new, super easy-peasy-sew, gather fit drawstring mask
• Cooley Dickinson Pattern
» (Cooley Dickinson alternate print PDF instructions)
YouTube video instructions (two videos)
» DIY reusable face mask tutorial step by step
• Fitted Mask
» How To Sew a Face Mask for a Cancer Patient or COPD patient
• See our printable file of Re-Useable Mask Information and Instructions that you can print out to include with masks you’ve made for distribution.
• It is important to have an easily identifiable front and back to the mask. Use patterned fabric on the front and solid color on the inside.
• A mask covering for an N95 mask does not need nose wire.
• Elastic bands for these masks should go over the back of the head and neck.
• If you run out of elastic, you can try using stretch fabrics for the bands instead
• When fashioning elastic replacement from lycra (some cut up rowing wear, for instance), one factor is essential: on zigzag, setting the longest stitch setting possible and stretch it from front and back while sewing.
• Our medical consultant says that ties are NOT a good option. It increases the need to reach into the hair, possibly increasing the chances for contamination.
• Masks for patients. For people lying in bed a pattern with ear loop elastic may stay on better than one with elastic around the back of the head.