| What you will need
A tightly woven cotton, such as a dress shirt, sheet, or similar material, for the front layer.
Softer cotton, such as flannel, for the back layer adds comfort. You may use same material for both front and back.
Flat 1/8” elastic cut 7” long
you do not have flat elastic you can use the rope type for beading but must tie
a knot in the end to prevent unraveling.
What to do
can make two sizes: Adult or Child
1.Cut fabric 9" by 6" for an adult or 7.5" by
5" for a child.
Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally
2. Put right sides of fabric together
3.Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first
corner and stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few
stitches forward and back will hold this.
4.Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same
elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.
5.Sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put an
elastic with the edge out.
6.Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same
7.Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop,
cut the thread. Turn inside out.
8.Pin three tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are
the same direction
9.Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
masks are complete, donate them at your local hospital, shelter, nursing home.
Call to ask about a donation bin BEFORE you begin. Not all places welcome
These instructions were
adapted from instructions by Deaconess Hospital.