“Even the smallest person can change the course of history.”
– Lady GaladrielThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
A quick and easy way to make customized masks in the comfort of your own home:
***NEW: UNM Hospital’s Pharmacy is now taking in homemade masks that have a filter compartment! All the surgical and N95 masks are going to doctors and nurses on the front lines, so the pharmacy staff are in great need of these homemade masks. Grab some supplies and let’s get started!
**Check out Rosa’s Random Masks of Kindness site to see more patterns, instructions, and blogs about making masks!
*JOANN Fabric and Craft stores are giving away free supply kits for sewing face masks and gowns!
Filter Face Mask Pattern for UNM Hospital Pharmacy
Materials Needed (No elastic):
- 1 rectangular piece of fabric (approximately 8 x 15.75 inches)
- 2 pieces of fabric (approximately 1.5 x 42 inches)
- 1 flat wire piece (approximately 4 inches long that will be used as a nose piece) (if you do not have flat wire, a 15 or 16 gauge aluminum wire will work as well)
Note: if you use the aluminum wire instead of the flat wire, please bend the ends of the wire (like the picture) so that the pointed ends do not hurt the mask wearers
Instructions are on this link: http://letusheal.com/filtered-mask-variation/
This is the preferred version by UNM Hospital’s Pharmacy because they cut their filters to fit this size.
Filter Face Mask Pattern for Albuquerque Heading Home
Another Filter Face Mask Pattern
Here is a filter mask pattern from https://seekatesew.com/how-to-sew-a-face-mask-with-filter-pocket-no-elastic/
Here is a suggested Filter Face Mask video:
If you have trouble finding some of the materials needed, as many shops are closing down and running out of stock:
- You can find elastic bands in the waistbands of your old and unwanted pants
- You can cut soft cloth from old t-shirts and sweaters
Simple Face Mask Pattern
Here is a different version of a mask you can make! (Provided by Rosa Bieber-Stanley)
Simple Mask Pattern with Video
- One 6in by 9in piece of cloth (preferably fleece)
- Two 7in elastic bands
- Four clips or pins
- One pair of scissors
- One sewing needle
Does anything need to be clarified? Want more mask making videos? Please submit your thoughts in the Contact Us section. We would love to hear your suggestions!