People experiencing homelessness have a particularly difficult time with social distancing, lack access to healthcare, and are at increased risk for complications and bad outcomes from the COVID 19 pandemic. Additionally, healthcare settings are running out of protective equipment for their staff. These face masks will go to one of the following organizations that supports these at-risk groups:
1. Choose which tutorial you’d like to follow: hand-sewn masks or machine-sewn masks. Create your masks using the instructions provided below.
2. Place each mask in individual Ziploc bags.
3. Add one instruction sheet to each Ziploc bag. You can print the instruction sheet or, if printing is not possible, you can neatly hand-write the instructions from the sheet on your own paper.
To get started, choose from hand-sewn or machine-sewn masks below to create and donate to those in need.
A few tips and tricks:
The pattern and demonstration in the video below include all these features. If you are not able to add the filter, please still include the pocket if possible.