Homemade Masks: A Call To Action | LifeScape

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:

Sewing Tips

  • 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

Supplies Needed

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sharpie pen