Homemade Masks: A Call To Action
LifeScape is asking for the public's help to sew and donate handmade cloth/elastic protective masks.
You can use your own materials, or pick up a kit with everything you need to make 30 masks. The kits are at LifeScape Rehabilitation Center, 1020 W. 18th Street, and contain fabric, elastic, and thread, plus the pattern & instructions. The kits are right inside the main door (under the canopy), where our screening staff are stationed. Finished masks can be dropped off at the same spot. Pick-up and drop-off are during regular business hours - weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pull up, pick up/drop off, and drive away!
If you have your own materials, just follow these directions and download your own printable mask pattern below:
- Optimal fabric is single ply cotton-blend t-shirt material (newer shirts; not worn or tattered)
- Second choice for fabric is quilting cotton
- Pre-wash material prior to sewing
- Head-loop or ear-loop preferred over ties (ties tangle in laundry)
- Medium or Large size
- Fabric, ~ ½ yard per 2-3 masks
- Elastic band, approximately ¼” wide, or elastic hair tie/band
- Head loop preferred due to ability to obtain tighter fit; If head-loop, elastic band~ 23 inch long
- If ear-loop, ~ 8 inches long
- OR, elastic hair tie/band may be used
- All-purpose thread
- Sharpie pen