1. Cut three rectangles 100% cotton 6 x 9″
2. Lay two rectangles right sides together. Position third on top (it will end up inside).
3. Cut two strips of 1/4″ elastic, 7.5″
4. With right sides together and inner layer resting on top, sew all the way around except for a three inch opening for turning. Secure ends of elastic into corners of the short dimension, taking care not to catch elastic as you sew one end to another.
5. Turn “envelope” right side out
6. Pin three pleats on each end
6. Top stitch around twice.
There are other more complicated versions, but my pea brain needed something simple. (This mask example doesn’t demonstrate the inner layer).
Here’s the video of easy mask-making from Courier Press.
I washed my fabric first because my basement imparts a bit of a stink but my understanding is that hospitals will wash upon receipt.
My hope is that I can deliver these to a local hospital. Mass General, maybe.
Personal coronavirus update:
1. The guy who my son was supervising this week who is symptomatic and in quarantine doesn’t qualify for testing — meaning C won’t know definitely whether he’s been exposed. The good news is that, being in a lab, both had protective equipment on.
2. My brother reported that the CTs that he’s seeing of PUI’s (persons under investigation) are routinely showing alarmingly damaged lungs.