Are You Sewing Face Masks for Healthcare Workers?
I started this thread for everyone to share information. I know many sewers are looking for tutorials, fabric specifications, and donation instructions for face masks to help protect healthcare professionals as they care for Covid-19 patients.
Please be aware that fabric face masks do not protect against the virus. I wanted to be very careful before I shared any information, but I have heard from a number of reputable sources that fabric face masks can hinder droplets, and are better than nothing in this crisis. If medical organizations are actively seeking masks, we can sew and provide them as a community.
The first place I’ll suggest to go for information is WeNeedMasks.org . It is a website created by Janice Blasko of the Sewing and Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild. It explains efficacy of fabric face masks, offers a tutorial to make them, and connects health organizations seeking mask donations to the sewers able to create them.
Where are you finding trustworthy information and tips about making fabric face masks? Are you having difficulty sourcing materials? Do you have photos of your face masks to share?