Introduction: CDC Approved Cloth Face Mask With N95 Filter
The CDC is now accepting these handmade masks to use in the hospital.
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist who has studied infection control for over 35 years .This is a virus proof face mask that I created for my family. We have 2 sons with heart failure that we need to protect. I was unable to find a face mask for children that was filtered, waterproof, droplet proof and machine washable. I am sharing for other families with the same dilemma.
7 inches of waterproof fabric. I purchased diaper cover fabric.
7 inches of cotton liner
1 yard narrow elastic or 1 inch x 8 inch polar fleece (4 pieces)
Sewing machine ,scissors, needle and thread , pins
Paper , pencil , and ruler for pattern making
N 95 filter or surgical face mask
Step 1: Face Mask
Create a pattern and cut out the approximate size . It’s best to make it a little big. Cut out two pieces each of the 2 fabrics.
Sew the 2 sets of pieces together, right sides together along the curved edge.
Open out and put the lining and front pieces together right sides together.
Sew the tops of these pieces .
Open out. Turn under the side edges and sew.
Add two pieces of elastic to both sides. If elastic is unavailable you can use the polar fleece fabric insead.
Sew the bottom edge.
Turn right side out.
Edge stitch top and bottom.
Feed filter or surgical mask through the channel.
Congrats! You’re ready for flu season ,!