In keeping with its commitment to serving the needs of Veterans and First-Responders, the Neuro-Laser Foundation is funding and supporting a grassroots campaign to make medical-grade face masks. These masks will be designed to be more effective against viruses. These will not be simple cotton masks. These will include a third filtering layer inside the mask made of polypropylene embroidery stabilizer.
Elastic in ¼ inch is in short supply, so some kits may have bias tape strings which the healthcare worker can tie on. The instructions will have to be modified to accommodate the bias tape.
If you know how to machine sew and are interested in participating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to receive a kit of materials to make 25 face masks.
If you have your own materials, please feel free to download the instructions and deliver the masks to hospitals in your local area. It does not matter where you live in the United States, there is a need.
Completed face masks should be sent back to the Foundation, so they can be distributed to hospitals in the hardest hit areas.
Watch this video to learn how to make a mask, but you will need to make the following modifications:
Add a middle layer of embroidery stabilizer between the two layers of cotton.
If the kit contains bias tape rather than elastic, you will need to replace the elastic with bias tape strips that are 33 inches long along the top and bottom of the mask with equal length ties on both sides measuring approximately 12 inches.