Volunteer Form – Mask
Mask - Volunteer
Volunteer SignUp - National Muslim Mask Project Assalam Alaikum Thank you for volunteering. please fill this form out completely. A zone coordinator will be in touch soon. We are in need of cutters and sewers. Let us know if you can do one or the other or both. Let us know if you need material in comments. We have request for both simple and masks with filters. Please make masks with 100% cotton and elastic ties. If you don’t have elastic, use ribbon instead. Mask with Filter Pocket: Please use the design with the filter pocket, but don’t put a filter inside. They should be sent along separately or left to be provided by the facility. Instructions Current fabric requirements: 100% cotton Tightly woven Pre-shrunk New or freshly washed Start sewing! Select a pattern below. Simple Mask: FreeSewing.org face-mask pattern with instructions (PDF and video) Sizes included https://freesewing.org/blog/facemask-frenzy/ No filter pocket Tip: use more than the recommended 4 feet of ribbon for the ties DIY Cloth Face in Mask - Includes nose wire to secure to face better https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cloth-Face-Mask/ Erin’s mask (instructions and link to pattern) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_mdW3mU4XCbSgWPevDAbZSN5dTDmKI3uk9j8c3pwpXU/edit Includes filter pocket - leave filter pockets empty so masks can be sterilized by the facility Uses elastic but can use ties instead Takes about 30 minutes Tip: In the instructions, solid line vs dotted indicates which way it’s being folded Filters Note: Include filters if you have them, but do not insert into masks to allow masks to be sterilized by the facility Recommended filters: The Olsen Mask uses 0.3 micron filters, which can be purchased online Vacuum cleaner bags, furnace filters, and tea towels are good alternatives Tips Patterns and process Ties and elastic For ties, I cut two 1 1/2" strips the width of the fabric, cut each of them in half (so you have 4 strips 1 1/2" x about 20") then turn under and press about 1/3 of the strip along each long side, then fold in half lengthwise, so the two folded-under edges meet, and then top stitch along that edge. Stick the non-selvage inside the mask's seam when stitching it in place, and then the neater selvage end is the finished end. It's kinda' down-and-dirty tie-making, not heirloom quality, but these are meant for use, not for show. Ties instead of elastic make the masks work for a larger range of users's sizes, but take longer to make, although perhaps using washable ribbon or maybe seam binding? would be quicker and just as functional Depending on your county, your zone coordinator will be in touch with you. Questions? Ask in the Mask Project Whatsapp group Wash the mask at the sanitization setting on your washer after completion. Please put each sanitized mask in a plastic sandwich bag using gloves. Once finished with a batch of 20, let your zone coordinator know. We will match you with a facility to coordinate delivery.