How to Make
Making protective masks & gowns is a great way to help during this critical time even if they are, simply, used by those who need them but do not get them due to the severe PPE shortage. We hear many people are making for people who work in nursing homes or other medical setting not necessarily all Covid 19 related.
Medical Isolation Gown Pattern download available (imperial/metric) and watch the tutorial(how to sew gowns).
See all variations of DIY masks from free download section below with tutorial videos.
CDC Guidelines on making a simple mask
PREFERRED: Seattle Makers 5-layer face mask with replaceable barriers.
Taiwanese Doctor Teaches How To DIY Cloth Face Mask With Air Filter
Providence mask kit directions
3D printed masks mask #2 mask #3
What are they made of?
More information about PPE materials. See required material standard. Can you use your own materials? (here"What Are The Best Materials for Making DIY Masks? Muslin and non-woven cotton")
Do you want to get fabric? Please see a list of suppliers.
For masks, Providence Hospitals in Washington provided surgical wraps / sterilization wraps to produce masks for local production.
Available on amazon. (24 x 24 or 48 x 48)
Please note that home made masks are included in the CDC in their Crisis Capacity Strategies Section, but are not a suitable substitute for N95 masks or other medical grade PPE.
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