From the Women’s Interfaith Network about their service project opportunity:


As you may have read or seen on the news numerous groups are joining together to make fabric face masks for doctors and nurses.  Our interfaith group is taking on this task and working with several local organizations to provide the needed masks.   The regular N95 protective masks are in very short supply and are being re-used in various hospitals.  Even if the N95s arrive, the medical personnel are wanting these fabric masks to place over the disposable masks so that they can then be washed and re-used.  

We are looking for people that have sewing machines and are willing to create these masks as well as anyone who has extra fabric (cotton or flannel is preferred), elastic or ribbons for tying to donate.   I am including several patterns below and there is a group of us that are willing to pick up any completed fabric masks as well as fabric, elastic or ribbons you are willing to donate.  Either way, please email me and we can make arrangements for pick ups.  

Feel free to post and spread the word.

Thanks much,

Lisa Mitchell

Instructions through Joann’s Fabrics:

More basic pattern here:

Deaconess – How to make a Face Mask


Also, here is a mask designed by a surgeon that includes front and back, plus wire ribbon to help fit over nose — her “How To” video and supply list  — surgeon Laura Streicher, MD. “…a little more expensive, but better fit.”