Easy to Make Face Masks to Make and Donate to Those Who Need Them
During these trying times it feels like we all need something to do to help out. If you can sew this may be the answer that you are looking for. Making face masks for health care workers and others that need them is the perfect way to donate your craft services right now.
Please note that you should check with your local health care workers and community to find out their requirements before making and donating masks. Many local hospitals will have the information right on their website.
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In this article I want to share some links where you can find a few FREE patterns on making face masks, where you can order supplies online for fabric and elastic to make the masks and how you can locate local organizations that are in need.
Many of the facilities in need have special requirements for the masks so be sure to create them according to their specifications. Some of the healthcare facilities will even provide instructions on how to make the masks and other items that they made need.
Please note that some hospitals are in need of many other supplies such as eye protection, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, and ventilators.
Materials Needed to Make a Face Mask
Please note check the requirements before making any face masks. You can easily search for local charities in your area that are in need of other supplies and resources if there is no need for face masks or other craft items. Please help out when you can. Thank you!
Fabric for Face Masks
Free Face Mask Patterns
Rectangle Face Mask Sewing Pattern; Facemask PDF Sewing Pattern; Instant PDF download pattern; Simple sewing pattern note this is a paid pattern
How to make a face mask using Cricut
If you have a Cricut Maker you can cut fabric using your machine.
If you have an Explore machine, you can cut paper to trace the pattern on to fabric.
Resources on How to Make a Face Mask
Here's another great source for making free face masks.
Face Mask Information - Current Needs... Where to Donate
Please check with your local organizations to see what they need.
Follow the link here to the website to learn more about what types of items they are in need of from face masks to eye protection and hand sanitizer.
Free Pattern available on the site.
Search on Google on Where to Donate Masks in Your area
Check with local Facebook groups to check on where and how to donate.