Handmade Facemask Pattern
Can you sew or know someone who does? Middlesex Health has asked for help with donations of handmade masks. With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe, this is an easy way to help our community and help keep our local healthcare workers safe.
Crafting is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety during these trying times—helping others is an added benefit! Click the links below to learn more, or share with a crafter you know!
Visit middlesexhealth.org for additional information.
Surgical Mask Covers
These “pocket masks” allow a hospital surgical mask to be covered and protected, so it can be reused. You will need to use specific fabric for these masks; to request fabric, please contact Middlesex Health Community Relations at 860-358-6200 or [email protected].
These fabric masks can be worn in place of a surgical mask or respirator if supplies of hospital masks run out. You do not need to use fabric supplied by the hospital for this type of mask.
Information & Delivery
- Visit Middlesex Health’s page on Donating to Support COVID-19 Efforts.
- Pre-wash the fabric you are using in HOT water. This ensures that the mask will not shrink when rewashed later.
- Place your completed masks in a Ziploc bag.
- In order to arrange for delivery of your masks, please call Middlesex Health’s Community Relations at 860-358-6200 or email [email protected].
- There is also a drop-off location outside of Middlefield Federated Church at 402 Main St, Middlefield, CT 06455
Instructional Video from Deaconess Health
- Joann Fabrics is providing free kits to make 16 masks to be donated to hospitals.
Call your local store for details and to check hours.
Clinton store is open for curb-side pickup of materials. Call them when you arrive and they will bring you a kit.
- How to Make a Face Mask to Help Health Care Providers from itsalwaysautumn.com