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COVID-19 Mask FAQ


Patterns & Techniques to Try


Japanese 3-D Mask Pattern
Current favorite of many at the shop right now. Stays up, plenty of room for talking and breathing, 1/4 yard is enough for outer and lining of one mask (directional fabrics may need more depending on the size made). Gael & Julie both wear size XL.
Pattern & Video Link

3-D Mask Alternate Construction
Alternate construction video link using outer and lining pieces that are the same size. Skip to minute 6 if you already have the pattern prepared.
Video Tutorial

1 Million Masks Pattern
Julie says 3/8 yard will make 4 masks, she makes 3 pleats instead of 4, darts on center top & bottom make for a great fit.
Pattern Link

Dayna's Favorite 3D Mask Tutorial
Video Tutorial

Sew Hungry Hippie's favorite styles
DIY face mask (olson style), video tutorial by MIMI G plus printable patterns
9 Free PPE Pattern Links

Batwing Style Mask
Designed by Dhurata Davies

Judy Gauthier's Video Tutorial & Pattern
Video Tutorial
Pattern Template

Better Than Nothing Mask designed by Nancy Horns
Pattern

Customer Dustin's Favorite
Face Mask Sewing Pattern from CraftPassion

Surgical Style Face Mask
How to Sew a Surgical Face Mask for Hospitals – Free Pattern

SSM Health COVID-19 Cotton Mask
Pattern with Filter Pocket

Simplified Face Mask/No Elastic/Filter Pocket/Upcycled T-Shirt Ties
Video Tutorial 

No Sew Bandana Mask
HOW-TO MAKE A NO-SEW DIY FACE MASK USING BANDANA & HAIR ELASTICS

Best Fit Face Mask
Video Tutorial

Easy, Adjustable Face Mask Ties
Video Tutorial 


Ready Made Masks for Sale


Ready Made Masks from unSpooled
unSpooled's website

Masks by Tansy Designs
Commissions accepted, contact via direct message on Instagram @tansy_designs

Masks by Junipers Custom Works
Commissions accepted, contact via direct message on Instagram @juniperscustomworks

The Regal Find in Downtown Middleton, WI
Face Masks available but also check out the rest of their wonderful shop!

Zip-Dang on Monroe St in Madison
Face Masks available but also check out the rest of their wonderful shop!

Ready Made Masks from Madisewn
Madisewn's Website

Ready Made Masks from Modern Handcraft
Surgical Style Fabric Masks


Material Suggestions


Quilting cotton best for masks:
Making your own face mask? Some fabrics work better than others, study finds

Blue shop towels used as a filter in masks:
Homemade mask: Using hydro knit shop towel filters better, designers find


Articles & Resources


World Health Organization: When & How To Use Masks
WHO Webpage

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Use of Cloth Face Coverings
CDC Webpage

American Medical Association Resources
The 6 Things Doctors Wished We Knew About Masks
How to Encourage Public Use of Masks
This is Why Everyone Should be Wearing Masks

WI Dept of Health Services: Avoid Illness
WDHS Webpage
Map of COVID-19 cases per county

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Face Masks & Protection
Johns Hopkins Medicine webpage

Dane County Mask Makers Facebook Group
Link to Facebook Group Page

Madison Area American Sewing Guild Resource Page
https://www.madisonasg.com/covid.html

New Research Supports Wearing Masks to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
Washington Post article June 13, 2020

CDC Calls for Masks at Large Gatherings
NY Times Article June 12, 2020

How to Prevent Person to Person Transmission of COVID-19
The Lancet article June 1, 2020

Mask Comparisons
NY Times article April 17, 2020
Washington Post article April 25, 2020


What's the Best Material for a Mask?
NY Times article April 9, 2020

Answers to Your DIY Face Masks Questions, Including What Materials You Should Use
Washington Post article April 7, 2020


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Wed 10 AM - 3 PM
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