Due to the severe shortage of N95 medical face masks, The New York Sewing Center will be teaching how to make 3 kinds of 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 Tuesday 4/14 at 6pm ET. No need to sign up for this class, just tune in on IG live @thenewyorksewingcenter.
*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
Coffee filter, and 1/2 yard of 100% cotton, non-stretch fabric, pipe cleaners
*Sewing machine, pins, scissors
No Supplies? We are preparing kits that can be picked up locally in Brooklyn (email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate) or you can purchase your own supplies online at amazon or blackbird fabrics.
Experience: 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.
Alter New: sign up to be a volunteer and they will provide fabric and supplies and donate masks for you! The Mask Initiative:
*Montefiore Hospital - REQUEST FULFILLED! Woo hoo!
Contact: Shalini Rao
Contact: Katy Sullivan RN
Contact: Nicole Seminara, M.D.
Facebook Page: @MASKS4MEDICINE
Contact: Lorraine David
*ENT and allergy associates
Contact: Craig Litman
ATTN Mary Taylor 212-801-3342
198 E 121st Street
New York, NY 10035
Urban Resource Institute (20 NYC Residential Shelters)
Urban Resource Institute
C/O Dr. Natalie Richardson
2250 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10027
New York Presbyterian Queens
Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip NY 11795
Attn: Robert Marino (Main OR Suite, 5th Floor)
Donna Brtower, NP, LI Jewish Hospital
Tamatha Purins, Grand Pavillion Nursing Home
Gina Mormando, Oncology Administrator
St. Johns Hospital
Rosanna Healy, BSN, RN, ProHealth
Gail Sirota, MBA
Manager, Volunteer Program Services
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Catholic Community Services (CCS) if we are posted, please use CCS (we service children and families in Philadelphia PA)
Contact Person: Jennifer Banh
More donations by city here: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask/Mask-Donations
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