Introduction: Medical Mask
These masks can go directly to the hospitals. Until the government catches up with the demand many of our nurses assistants across the nation are going without masks all together. Nurses and doctors that are lucky enough to be provided masks are given one to keep. One. the N 95 mask are meant to be disposed of after use. and they are not easily sanitized as the material they are made out of breaks down when wet .There’s an outpouring across the nation of nurses asking us to make masks. These masks \ can be run with bleach through the washer and reused.
Our local healthcare worker warriors on the front lines are risking their lives right now and the lives of their loved ones going to the hotspot to get us through this.
- Filter Fabric or other cloth
- Sewing supplies
- Electrical Tape
Step 1: Cut Fabric
I used an appetizer plate and an business card as a template.
Step 2: Sandwich the Filter
Cut 2 peices of the sew through cotton you have and one piece of HEPA vacuum bag, household air filter cartridge, or non-woven sewing interfacing. If you don't have anything tea towel type material will work
Step 3: Sew
Sew A quarter inch seam allowance leaving a 2 inch gap, and then sew a circle 5/8s inch inside of that all the way
Step 4: Insert Wire
Take 14 inches or so of wire with a rubber casing that will keep shape if bent And push it between the two seems.
Twist together and tape them tightly with electrical tape
Step 5: Sew
Finish the outer seam
Step 6: Even Out
Now It should look like this even out the raffles as best you can
Step 7: Straps/Ties
I used binding so it can be tied but at this point, but if you have elastic you could sew it to the end of that stick out. If you use binding essentially a long 2 inch wide strip of fabric that is folded so over the raffles but not the wire
Step 8: Use
Now it should look something like this the wire will allow it to conform to the users face