Face Masks: Sewing, Donating, Requesting

Wearing a mask is a simple and necessary step to minimize your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. Face masks are no longer in short supply and are easy to purchase online or at a local store.

To Request Face Masks: Peacham residents can request face masks using the  Peacham Mutual Aid form.

To Sew Face Masks: There are LOTS of designs available if you would prefer to make your own face masks. The design below was highly recommended by a trusted local nurse of 40 years, for the following reasons: 

  1. You can download and cut out the entire pattern, taking the guesswork out. Visit this YouTube video  for clear, professional directions and more information from St. Luke’s Foundation. 
  2. The design includes a wonderful pouch that will allow the wearer to optionally place a hepa filter inside. The website suggests using a hepa vacuum cleaner bag.  
  3. 100% washable. Take the filter out to wash and reinsert later.
  4. The pattern mimics a real face and the seal is far superior to the run of the mill masks.
  5. When making for the general public, the pattern uses 2 hair tie elastics which are simpler to sew on and more comfortable to wear. They fit comfortably around the ear.
  6. There is room to add a pipe cleaner at the top, which adds to the contour fit. You can sew this in to keep it in place.
  7. These really fit the contour of your face far better than the others.
  8. They take approximately 20 minutes to make, once you get the hang of it.

No sew face masks: Here are two quick methods of making face masks without the need for sewing. Click on the image below to open a PDF file.

No sew face masks