Making Face Masks

Follow these guidelines for making face masks for the hospital. And thank you so much for your generosity during this critical time. 

Fabric Guidelines

When choosing fabric: 

  • Use layers of fabric, if possible
  • For the outer layer, use a tightly woven cotton, viscose/rayon, or tightly woven wool
  • For the inside layer, use a tightly woven cotton

You can also use sheets of clean blue wrap, a recycled product used in surgery. Call us to pick up or have delivered. 

Mask Construction

Please do NOT insert a wire. These poke through and shred the laundry during washing/drying. But, if you've already made some of these, we can still use them. 

Use ¼” elastic for the ear-loops, if possible. If not, ties work. Don't use rubber bands.

Mask Patterns

We recommend these patterns:

Dropping Off the Masks

You can drop off finished masks at the loading dock behind the Education Resource Center at 1240 Lee Street. You’ll see signs with directions.  

With your donation, include a card with your:

  • Name
  • Contact information 
  • Quantity of face masks 

Questions? Call 434.924.5251 or email us.