URGENT – Calling All SEWISTS!!! Hospitals need cloth masks NOW
If you can sew – please REV up your machine and look through your pile of fabric!
******This is to have for use in LOWER RISK areas within the hospitals, preserve supply of standard masks and to protect healthcare workers as they are moving about in the hospital during shifts, but NOT for direct patient care (when proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will of course be worn). We need to be prepared so please help!
Follow these directions, courtesy of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation in Toronto
You can download simple instructions here. Please note that the twist ties noted in the instructions aren’t necessary.
We are promoting a simple 2-ply, pleated mask design. Along with standard sewing supplies (sewing machine, measuring tape, etc.), you will need: dark-coloured polyester fabric for the outside of the mask (this could be substituted with 100% cotton if polyester is not available) / light-coloured 100% cotton for the part of the mask that goes against the skin / elastic.
Please use clean fabric to make your masks. We will also be sanitizing all donated masks at the hospitals
Sincerely , Eugenie Waters.
If you make masks, contact us when you are ready to drop them off and I will send you her address.