Sewn Mask Patterns

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Commonly accepted handmade mask patterns for healthcare facility use

Durability is a top priority for facilities using these masks. Handmade masks will likely be washed daily.
The “Rosie”: Operation We Can Sew It
Video Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Facilities accepting include:
Saint Joseph Hospital (CO), SCL Health (CO), various other facilities refer to this pattern
Facilities accepting include:
University Hospitals (OH)
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Facilities accepting include:
Deaconess Hospital (IN), various other facilities refer to this pattern
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  • Pattern with elastic (video)
  • Pattern with ties (similar to “Rosie” above)
  • Facilities accepting include:
    Unity Point Health, Cedar Rapids (IA), Avera, Sioux Falls (SD), Holy Cross Medical Center (NM), various other facilities refer to this pattern
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  • Printable Pattern (PDF)
  • “Olson” mask (video 2)
  • Photo tutorial (simple)
  • Instructables.com photo tutorial (including S, M, L printable pattern sizes)
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    Other patterns frequently requested

    Craft Passion

    Facilities accepting include:
    Owensboro Health (KY), Slidell Memorial Hospital (LA),  Lafayette General Medical Center (LA), Charleston Area Medical Center (WV)

    Sew Good Goods

    Facilities accepting include:
    Abbott Northwestern Hospital (MN), Buffalo Hospital (MN), District One Hospital (MN), Regional Medical Center (MN), River Falls Area Hospital (WI)
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    Atlantic Health

    Facilities accepting include:
    Chilton Medical Center (NJ), Hackettstown Medical Center (NJ), Morristown Medical Center (NJ), Newton Medical Center (NJ), Overlook Medical Center (NJ)
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    Phoebe Health

    Facilities accepting include:
     Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (GA), Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department (MI)
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    Kaiser

    Facilities accepting include:
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Fontana (CA), Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Fremont (CA), Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Los Angeles (CA)
    Get the mask pattern:

    See Kate Sew

    Facilities accepting include:
    Baylor College of Medicine – NO WIRE (TX), The Woodlands & Spring Area Hospitals – NO WIRE (TX)
    Get the mask pattern:

    Scrub Cap Patterns

    Scrub cap patterns are far less strict in design specifications than masks.  The fabric should still be 100% cotton and all raw edges hemmed or serger-finished, but designs can vary and still remain acceptable as a donation.   Many hospitals that are dedicated to fighting COVID-19 now have ICU requirements throughout the facility, and healthcare workers are being required to wear scrub caps (or some form of plastic bag) as a head covering. 

    Sewing a few scrub caps will help healthcare workers, and is a great way to sew something new in between batches of masks!

    Here are some of our favorite and most reliable scrub cap patterns!

    Million Mask Challenge - VA/DC/MD: Basic & Pony Tail Scrub Caps

    Our trusted partner MMC team, who has drafted and improved pattern with the COVID-19 pandemic in mind.  These two patterns are widely accepted in their area hospitals, and have a proven track record!

    Facilities accepting include:

    Various facilities across VA / DC / MD are accepting and requesting these scrub caps

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    Sweet Red Poppy

    Facilities accepting include:

    This pattern is being widely used by sewists donating scrub caps.  As facilities request it, we will update locations here.

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    Man Sewing

    Facilities accepting include:

    This pattern is popular among sewists donating scrub caps.  As facilities request it, we will update locations here

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    Andrea Tseng & Lea Goes Green​

    Facilities accepting include:

    This pattern is popular among sewists donating scrub caps.  As facilities request it, we will update locations here

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    • Printable PDFs available in YouTube video description section.

    No-Sew Mask Patterns: Personal Use Only / Not for Donation

    Sometimes you, or someone you care about, may need a mask right away, or perhaps you only have an occasional use for one when running errands.  These are the best Do-It-Yourself mask patterns that require no sewing at all, and are excellent personal use masks. 

    All of these designs can accommodate a filter, such as a paper towel (our top choice, and backed by science!).

    T-Shirt Patterns

    Facilities accepting include:

    NONE / PERSONAL USE ONLY

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    Bandana / Scarf Patterns

    Facilities accepting include:

    NONE / PERSONAL USE ONLY

    Masks4all.co

    Masks4all.co is an excellent resource for personal mask wearing.  

    Information can be found regarding scientific studies supporting mask wearing, FAQs for mask skeptics, and several of the patterns we share here.

    Check out their site and video on mask wearing today!