Face Masks for NEPA

April 10, 2020

A community mask-making initiative led by Lisa Glover and realized by volunteer cutters, sewers, donors and 3D printers is in full swing. There is a significant amount of orders from various community organizations and persons in need of masks, such as The Cooperage Project, Wayne County First Responders, and food drive volunteers.


“The sheer size of requests has risen dramatically in the past week, while our sewing-volunteers have not quite kept pace,” says Lisa.

The effort primarily needs people to cut and sew fabric.”

If you can do either or both, please contact olga@seedsgroup.net.

The current cost per mask is $2 per for scarce supplies, which can be waived if businesses and individuals donate materials needed to sew the masks.

Materials Wish List:
Elastic or hair bands
Cotton non-stretchy fabric
MERV 13 or higher air filters

Collection location:
Stourbridge Project
646 Park Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Pattern Resources:
Olson Pattern: https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/simple-step-by-step-tutorial-for-the-olson-mask-pattern

Joann Patterns: https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/

This pattern from Instructables turned out to be very effective, easy to make and comfortable.