Know How to Sew?

Volunteers are needed to make N95-adaptable masks

  • 26 March 2020
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Know How to Sew?

Healthcare workers are America’s frontline fighters in the war against COVD-19—but their supplies are getting desperately low.

You can join CTAHR’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in helping to make washable, reusable masks that disposable N95 filters can be inserted in, which can significantly help protect the medical community and others who work with vulnerable populations.

Volunteers with sewing experience, such as crafters, are needed to sew CDC-compliant washable cotton fabric masks with pockets for N95 filters. Download the mask pattern here and watch an instructional video on making the masks here (scroll down). (One change: instead of using elastic hair ties, please sew in fabric ties so the masks can be adjusted for different head sizes.)

Donate your completed masks here:

Honolulu County

Hawai‘i County

  • Office of Aging, (808) 961-8626 (Hilo), (808) 323-4390 (Kona) or visit www.hcoahawaii.org

Maui County

Kaua‘i County

For questions, email FCS chair Bobbie Yee at YeeB@ctahr.hawaii.edu