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Articles & Resources

Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19
Article from Annals of Internal Medicine May 22, 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

Latest recommendation (April 2020)
New face mask guidance comes after battle between White House and CDC

Madison Area American Sewing Guild Resource Page

Dane County Mask Makers Facebook Group
Link to Facebook Group Page

Material Suggestions

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

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

Patterns & Techniques to Try

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

Better Than Nothing Mask designed by Nancy Horns

Customer Dustin's Favorite:
Face Mask Sewing Pattern from CraftPassion

SSM Health COVID-19 Cotton Mask
Pattern with Filter Pocket

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

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

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

No Sew Bandana Mask

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

Ready Made Masks from Madisewn
Madisewn's Website

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 Modern Handcraft
Surgical Style Fabric Masks