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Refocus your passion and talent for the stitch into a potentially life-saving craft!

There are so many Providers, DSP’s, caregivers, family members and more in the I/DD community that asking for “crisis response“ cloth face masks and we know that our community can help answer these needs. This group who can’t distance are on the frontlines right now without protection. Because of this, we’re serving as an organizer, drop-off site, and distributor to those in need. So, please keep reading to learn more about which patterns are useful and helpful!



With so many patterns and information swirling around, it’s hard to know which pattern to use! Use one of the patterns listed below or if you have masks from a different pattern, we will still put them to good use! We want to get masks onto all grateful faces!

Helpful Tools:
*Sewing machine (if not hand sewing)
*Fabric marker
*Seamstress tracing wheel and paper
*Fabric (cotton)/Bandanna/Towel
*Lining Fabric
*Elastic cord/Hair ties
*Bias Tape
*Shoe lace/ribbon/shirt yarn
*Rubber bands

Pattern A

Bandanna Face Cover

1. Fold the bandanna in half

2. Fold top down, fold bottom up

3. Place  rubber bands or hair ties about 6 inches apart

4. Fold side to the middle and tuck

Pattern B

Sewn Cloth Face Covering

1. Cut out 2 10x6 in rectangles of cotton fabric

2. Fold over the long sides 1/4 inch and hem then fold the double layer of fabric over 1/2 inch along the short sides and stitch down.

3. Run 6 inch of length of 1/8 inch wide elastic through the wider hem on each side (creating ear loops)

4. Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside of the hem. 

Pattern C

T-shirt Face Cover

1. Cut the bottom of a shirt

2. Fold to the middle from the bottom

3. Fold to the middle from the top

 4. Repeat both the last 2 steps

5. Use 2 rubber bands on each side

6. Fold both sides to the middle 

Pattern D

Shop  Towel Mask

1. Lay sheet on flat surface with 2 pipe cleaners at the end of each side.

2. Scotch tape secure both pipe cleaners towel surface.

3. Take a 2nd sheet and lay over the first creating 2 ply sheet.

4. Place staples across the top above pipe cleaners to secure 2 layers of towels. 

5. lay 2 ply sheet on  flat surface and begin to create  1/4 x 1/2 inch pleats. 

6. Lay rubber bands over 1 end of pleated mask and secure with 3-4 staples and repeat on other end.

Pattern E

Smile Mask

*video tutorial to the right



*2 Fat Quarters (1 exterior, 1 lining)

*wonder clips

*heat-erasable pen

*1 clear vinyl (7x11 cm)

*2 strips of elastics (30 cm)

*Hairpin/safety pin (to hook elastic through casing)


Pattern B

Pattern A

Pattern C

Pattern D


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