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Due to the severe shortage of N95 medical face masks, The New York Sewing Center will be teaching how to make CDC-compliant face masks that can be donated to our first responders and medical professionals. Join us for a FREE class on Instagram live on Monday, 3/23 at 6pm ET. No need to sign up for this class, just tune in on IG live @thenewyorksewingcenter.

No sewing machine? No problem! We need help prepping supplies and cutting fabrics as well. For ways to get involved, please email thenewyorksewingcenter@gmail.com

*Pre-washed fabrics (to avoid shrinkage after masks are made) *Tightly woven 100% cotton fabric Medium weight, or one piece of cotton and one piece of flannel - 2 pieces, 6x9 inches each (see image)

*1/4 wide elastic (see images) - 2 pieces, 7 inches each

*Sewing machine, pins, scissors

No Supplies? We are preparing kits that can be picked up locally in Brooklyn (email thenewyorksewingcenter@gmail.com to coordinate) or you can purchase your own supplies online at amazon or blackbird fabrics.

Experience: All levels to cut materials and intermediate for sewing

Length of class: 1 hour. Each mask takes about 15 min to complete

After masks are complete: No need to wash, hospitals will do this upon arrival. Please email us with hospitals in need. As of now we know for sure these are taking mask donations.

Do not drop off: Please email or call to find out Distribution.

*Mount Sinai West
Contact: Ali Jedus
973) 220-5342

*Montefiore Hospital
Contact: Cecile Yama M.D.

*Westchester Medical
Contact: Shalini Rao

*Ontario ARC
Contact: Katy Sullivan RN

Contact: Nicole Seminara, M.D.
Facebook Page: @MASKS4MEDICINE

*Community Access
Contact: Lorraine David
(347) 399-2216

*ENT and allergy associates
Contact: Craig Litman
(585) 415-6153

ATTN Mary Taylor 212-801-3342
198 E 121st Street
New York, NY 10035

Urban Resource Institute (20 NYC Residential Shelters)​
email: MarComm@urinyc.org
hotline: 929.333.4917
Urban Resource Institute
C/O Dr. Natalie Richardson
2250 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10027

New York Presbyterian Queens
Alan Levine

More donations by city here: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask/Mask-Donations

Fabrics: https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/

CDC Masks:
Reference: https://amp.courierpress.com/amp/2865273001

Mask Tutorial https://www.facebook.com/843748552304188/posts/3136877216324632/?vh=e&d=n

Other mask patterns cdc compliant: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qPNTwFaofZF3_42hcbww9qUuN2hqibUw50dxJJdtLvM/edit?usp=sharing