Would you like to use your sewing skills to make masks and gowns to help emergency personnel? Below find resources, patterns, Facebook groups and ways you can use your sewing skills to help Colorado and nationwide. I’ll also update with news on where to drop off and local businesses that are supporting this effort.
Aaron Stokes, an Infectious Control RN at Boulder Manor contacted me to see if I knew anyone who was able to sew gowns and masks for emergency personnel. , I was happy to help and knew a lot of people that would love to help too. He pointed me to the Facebook group SEW IT FOR COVID and Corrie Hopler who is running that group. There is a lot going on there. You’ll find information and updates on the FILES section. Below are direct links to the patterns for masks and gowns that are frequently mentioned in the group.
- Mask Pattern
- Gown Pattern
- Mask Pattern Instructions
- Mask Pattern – from The Deaconess (Indiana)
- Mask Pattern/instructions from Jessica Nandio
From Corrie Holper – of Sew It For Covid
The nation is facing a critical shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers related to the disruption in the supply chain in China and the increased need as COVID-19 spreads across our country. Together we can work to ensure that our frontline workers have the gear they need to stay safePatterns for gowns and masks can be found in the group files. Please note that the gown pattern needs modification to add elastic cuffs to the sleeves. Fabric should be able to be washed in high temp/high sanitizer chemical levels.
Drop off locations are available in many Colorado and Wyoming cities – please send private message to Corrie Hopler or Lisa Deulen for exact locations.These items will be distributed to local nursing homes including Fort Collins Health Care Center, Spring Creek Health Care Center, Windsor Health Care Center, Sierra Vista Health Care Center, Applewood Living Center, Berthoud Living Center, Boulder Manor, Kenton Manor, Centennial Health Care Center, and more…
American Sewing Guild Denver has an easy to use pattern + instructions
Blog post on best fabrics and materials to use.
100 Million Mask Challenge currently, they are out of kits to make masks. Check back.
If you’re in the Oklahoma area, there is a call for masks. Find pattern & tutorial too.
Golden Quilt Co is collecting masks for St. JOSEPH’S Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital here in Denver is in desperate need of face masks. They need 2000 by next week. Please go to https://operationwecansewit.com/ to sign up. We can do this!
Golden Quilt Company 1108 Washington Avenue 303-277-0717www.goldenquiltcompany.com email@example.com
Colorado Sew Masks To Fight Shortage – 9 News
If it is hard to find elastic here is a tutorial that doesn’t use any.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
List of places to drop off supplied by Corrie Holper (see Mountain States list below). If you have a favorite organization, feel free to donate there but be sure to contact first to see if they are taking donations. Everywhere in the country, these things are desperately needed, there is a good chance your work will find use.
Mountain States Districts Facilities
For Adams County Area. I’ll be picking up finished masks and gowns at these locations.
Great video tutorial for sewing masks for health care providers.
Video and tutorial to sew mask with filter pocket.
Feel free to contact me here via the blog comments or at jill[dot]dsc[at]gmail[dot]com
Yes I would love to sew anything that is needed. I was trying to find all the info yesterday that you sent to me this morning. I will do all I can. Thanks for finding me.