Start sewing

The masks will go to (non-healthcare) essential community workers in Chester County. The need for masks is there and is growing. There are not enough factory-made masks – so we are sewing! After we finish making masks for community workers, we can start making masks for organizations. Please contact us if your organization needs masks. You will be notified when they are available.

Instructions for Mask Makers

Step 1: Join our facebook group

This will be our volunteer communication hub. Please post your sewing tips, tricks, and questions. As we receive supplies and donations, we will announce them here.

Step 4: Sanitize It

Please wash your hands for 20 seconds before you clean the masks. You can sterilize your masks by washing them, using the sterilize setting on the dryer or iron them on the hottest setting.

Step 2: Gather materials

We have several generous donors that have offered supplies and sewing machines. Please contact us if you are in need of supplies or post about it on our Facebook page.

Step 5: bag it up

Please place finished masks in a paper or plastic bag. Please write the number of masks on the outside of the bag (please add 25 masks max to each bag). If donating child-sized masks, place them in a separate, labeled bag. Please disinfect the outside of the bag.

Step 3: Make Masks

Please make masks using the instructions and pattern below. Feel free to use the Facebook group to ask questions, post progress and finished product pictures, and let us know how many you've made!

Step 6: Shoot us a message

When you drop off masks, please send a direct message to our Facebook page or text 484-401-7620, telling us how many and what location you dropped them off. Please do not post it to the group. If you can give us a heads up before you drop off, then confirm after, even better.

Dose of hand-made face drapes/masks for fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease
Creating of protective face mask from t-shirt. Home made product from two layers of cloth. Protection against epidemic of coronavirus in China and Europe. This virus cause disease COVID-19.
Sewing protective medical mask to protect against  Covid-19
How to make a homemade mask instructions from the PA Health Department

Materials needed

Fabric (100% cotton is most effective)
Fabric Ties
Scissors
Sewing machine or a needle and thread

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut two pieces of fabric in a rectangle pattern to fit snugly around the face (size 12 inches by 6 inches is standard for adults).
  2. Tightly sew both layers together on all edges.
  3. Cut fabric ties to fit around the ears.
  4. Sew the ties to the insides of the mask on the smaller edge, repeat on both sides.
  5. Resew the sides to ensure a tight seal between both pieces of fabric and the earpiece.

Material Requests

Someone from our group will be in contact to let you know what supplies are available.

Together

Let's cover chester county.

Please note: we have a Facebook page to share the information with the public and a Facebook group to share volunteer resources and information.