This kit includes fabric and knit jersey tape to make five fabric face masks. Each kit will be different and a wonderful surprise, as we are using what we have on hand to fulfill these kit orders. Please see our IGTV post for the tutorial on sewing masks here
We want this to be accessible for everyone, so we are offering an option to buy this kit at our cost, but if you would like to help offset the cost for fulfillment we are offering three pricing options.
Any extra funds generated from the sale of kits will be donated to The Food Bank of the Rockies. What's in the kit, you say? Do I even need a kit?
You may not need a kit—if you have a stash of fabric, you can get started on making masks right away!Jersey Tape, 10 Yards:
A lot of the cost of this kit is in Jersey tape. Jersey tape works just like bias tape, but with a bit more stretch to it. If you want to make your own bias tape out of quilting cotton, you can certainly make it from fabric instead of using pre-made tape. Quilting Cotton, Half Yard:
Each mask uses a piece of fabric that is 16.5" x 7", so you may have plenty of scraps at home to make more masks!Where Do I Send My Masks?
We’d like to ask you to collaborate within your communities to get masks out to your local medical personnel, delivery workers, food store workers, and your neighbors.
Please check if your local medical facilities have a preferred pattern or materials.
We recommend working together and coordinating via the NextDoor app, or your neighborhood Facebook page to see which medical personnel in your area are asking for help, and if there is a drop off or pickup already organized. In Denver, check for the FB group “Denver Mask Task Force”. Let’s try not to overwhelm our medical community with calls and emails about this, but do as much coordinating together as we can!
Many thanks to Emily Platzer of BLDG 61 for creating this tutorial and sharing it with us! Find the original video and tutorial PDF here:https://youtu.be/OILXsg9-4OAhttps://github.com/bldg61/tutorials/blob/master/sewing/medicalStyleMasks.pdf