Questions about and requests for Face Masks are rolling into the Stitchin' Post and we wanted to give you an update on what we know and how you can help.

Each organization accepting masks has its own needs and requirements. Before you start sewing find an organization in need, get their requirements, then choose your pattern to fit.

Completed masks can be donated at many local hospitals.  If your hospital isn't accepting masks at this time, they can still be a good source of information. More organizations who may be accepting donations are hospice care, senior centers, first responders, and shelters. Other options for finding an organization in need are to contact your local quilting guild or quilt shop, join a mask making group on Facebook, ask a healthcare professional you know, or check your local news and community websites.


This website is a great resource for finding organizations all over the country.


General Mask Requirements

  • Use tightly woven 100% cotton fabric
  • Remember that both men & women need masks
  • Masks will be washed and sterilized before use
  • Any excess masks will be donated to others in need

 

Possible Organization Specific Requirements

  • No elastic (it may have latex)
  • Nose pocket for wire
  • Filter pocket
  • Set size

 

In general pleated masks with fabric or ribbon ties are preferred. 

 

If you are an organization in need of masks or a group collecting them, and want to be listed on our page please email stitchin@stitchinpost.com and we will add you as soon as we are able. 


We can do this together!

 

Mask Patterns & Tutorials

  • Video tutorial- Double layer with nose wire, filter pocket and elastic from Easy to Sew
  • Pattern - Double layer contour mask with ties from Free Sewing
  • Pattern - Double layer with filter pocket and ties from St. Charles Hospital 

Patterns for Embroidery Machines


Organizations Accepting Masks in Central Oregon