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Making Fabric Masks with MSU
April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDTFree
Hey MSU sew-ers and no-sew-ers! Join Emily for a fun and useful Video Support Session on Friday April 10th at 2pm eastern.
Laugh, giggle, eat, drink and cry (no, no crying will be had!) as we sew, or tie, our way to making fabric masks! U.S. Scientists are starting to shift their advice for the general public to recommending it may be helpful if we were wearing masks in public to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. As those recommendations shift, one thing will be sure, we cannot take masks away from frontline medical personnel.
The CDC has changing their recommendation to encourage homemade mask (cloth or fabric face coverings) wearing for the general public. In addition, we must still practice all the germ avoidant techniques of hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water, don’t touch your face in public, don’t adjust your mask, practice social distancing, etc.
Let’s do some good, make our masks, and hang out together! If you are so inclined, you can even donate extra masks you make (only if made from new/unused material). The masks Emily makes are based on what the Turban Project makes. They recommend 100% cotton, so please try to get that as it appears it is the most filtering.
Not up to making masks but want to join and support those that are? Register to join us!
About joining this session
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No-Sew T-shirt Face Mask DIY
Sew a Reusable Medical Face Mask
Supplies for sewing masks:
- two different patterns of brightly colored cotton fabric, the template we are supplying calls for flannel for the inside, so you have soft fabric against your face, but you can substitute any kind of soft cotton fabric. They call for two patterns, so you always know what side should go inside (this will be cut into 6”x9” pieces).
- elastic (two 7” pieces/mask) or bias tape
- sewing machine
- scissors that can cut fabric
Supplies for T-shirt ‘no-sew’ masks (personal use only)
- a T-shirt (100% cotton) you are willing to cut up
- piece of paper
- a marker