DIY Face Masks by Unity Point Health -Cedar Springs

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Greetings!

We are living in interesting times.  On Monday April 27, 2020 we are required to wear a mask or we will be fined.  DIY Face Mask Tutorials have flooded the internet because of the covid pandemic.  Instead of creating a tutorial, I wanted to find the best one (in my opinion) to share with you.  I really like the one by Unity Point Health- Cedar Rapids because it is washable, the filter can easily be replaced, and it seals well around the nose (better with a wire).  If you create this mask, please make sure to stop by their channel and thank them for this tutorial.

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Here is the pattern below and the tutorial I used by Unity Point Health- Cedar Springs. 

Unity Point Health Olsen Mask Pattern

I had a hard time finding elastic since it was cleared out at the stores and the local hobby and fabric shops were closed.  I used remnant fabrics, slim elastic (I wouldn’t recommend but I found it in my sewing closet), and floral wire to create masks for family & friends.  The purpose is to protect others in case we are asymptomatic.

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Since the pattern is a one size fits all, I created two darts on each side at the bottom for a custom fit.  This helped seal around the chin.  Also, you may have noticed this particular mask was made from my Easter Dress remnant fabric.  Please note that this is not meant to replace manufactured masks.

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I am still working on editing 4 different videos right now so I may be MIA for a bit.  Please stay safe and don’t forget to wash your hands and wear the mask;)

Hugs!

Ann

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Cloth Face Covering Do’s & Don’ts from the Center for Disease Control

Do

  • Make sure you can breathe through it
  • wear it whenever going out in public
  • make sure it covers your nose and mouth
  • wash after using

Don’t

  • use on children under age 2
  • use surgical masks or other personal protective equipment intended for healthcare workers

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