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Make a Mask and tag #makeamask #wewillbefine

Use it or give it out.

It all started from a casual FB chat with Dr. Yumi Yamamoto back in early February, when COVID-19 was peaking in China, Macau and Hong Kong.  Disposable masks were already in short supply and started to impact availability to medical professionals.  Dr. Yamamoto started experimenting making her own cloth masks and sent me photos of her progress. Mask-wearing is a common practice in Japan, we think it would be nice to share free information to as many people as we can in this time of hoarding and confusion. 

In a time when all our health care workers are facing huge challenge in fighting the battle for us, why not make a mask?

So here you go...   Please share.

Since the launch of this page, kind supporters have been sharing new ideas, photos and patterns.  How effective is it using tissue paper as filter? What kind of wire? Click Gallery to view other references and download .

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Special thanks to amazing friends all over the world for your immediate response and super-sonic translation help!  (hugs and kisses) 

Read First before Making your own Washable Mask

2 Different Styles of fabric masks

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Download pattern PDF file above
 

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Share your creative work!  Thank you everyone for submitting ideas and pattern.

Click image to see full size photos.  Look for download icon if you would like to keep any pattern for reference. Or email us if you want to share your pattern or showcase your work. 

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More cloth-mask web mention

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FINALLY! CDC changed its tone and messaging, acknowledging cloth-mask as a way to slow the spread of virus.  Website also has multiple ideas and instruction on making your own cloth mask. 
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Skeptical about mask-wearing?  Read the numbers. 
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NEW YORK NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Please fund this project, to procure much needed masks for New York hospitals. 
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DIY HK Mask manual, a website by Dr. K Kwong.  Including design pattern, instruction and lab efficiency test result of using tissue paper and kitchen paper towel as mask filter material.  (in english, chinese, japanese, korean)
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NPR's article on Local crafters sew masks to support heath care workers
(links of pattern and insturction included)
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Aria Project.  Free information on Mask making manual and pattern. (in Italian and English)
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Not good at sewing?  Make a mask in 20 seconds with a bandana or handkerchief.  Suggest using a more comfortable elastic band though.   
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Making extra?  Donate your cloth masks!
List of global hospitals, hospice, nursing homes and jails accepting fabric mask donation.
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Courtesy:  Dr. Yumi Yamamoto and Taketombo Corp and all the translation volunteers.