Sewing Fabric Face Masks
Thank you for your interest in stitching material face masks. This video features the healthcare creators of the Olson Mask.
NOTE: These are NOT suggested to replace manufactured masks.
The medical facility will supply the filter, double-sided tape and hair bands and put together here after masks are dropped off. .
UnityPoint Health– Cedar Rapids, Iowa has a sufficient supply of masks nevertheless– they remain in brief supply across the country due to COVID-19 St. Luke’s is calling all sewers to help make masks.
Fabric masks use the advantage of being able to be cleaned and re-used as each health care employee will need to alter their mask numerous times during their shifts, as the mask becomes stained or damp– for optimum protection.
A brand-new modular mask, The Olson, called after 1930’s famous maker nurse Lyla Mae Olson, was rapidly established by clinicians from UnityPoint Health and is being shared across the globe in the fight against COVID19 A group of clinicians collaborated in the healthcare facility’s generate prototyping area to create a series of experimental designs rooted material science and simple fabrication. No unique instruments are needed for fabrication, and the pattern works with typical mask patterns being launched around the country.
Your time and skill can greatly impact our ability to take care of our neighborhood members and assist guarantee our safety as we do. Fabric masks offer the advantage of being able to be cleaned and re-used.
They don’t have to be elegant – simply functional. Non-matching materials, thread, elastics are great. It simply requires to be well sewn mask – with no frayed edges or missed out on seams.
Download the Olson Mask pattern here: https://bit.ly/UPHMask
Enclose completed masks in a closed plastic bag or closed plastic box.
We will wash them prior to use so no requirement to wash prior to delivering.
Please deliver to the St. Luke’s Structure, 855 A Ave. NE, first floor, Cedar Rapids. Phone (319) 369-7716