How are surgical masks sewn?

The development of a facemask during the novel coronavirus epidemic has been the top household practices – whether for your own personal use or for the donation to healthcare. The CDC advises that you wear a face when you go out and different states and municipal governments now claim it, so the case of COVID-19 tends to escalate. In addition, the market for personal safety devices has led to a low level of surgical facial masks for health staff (PPE).

Hospitals seek N-95 breathing donations. The CDC-recommended face masks for healthcare workers. These efforts, though, are not enough to satisfy the N 95 mask requirement, so corporations and good samaritans sew masks for physicians, nursing workers, and other healthcare personnel who are operating on the frontlines of the latest coronavirus.

The supply of EPP has been so severe that healthcare staff uses social networks to order surgical masks sewed hand in hand. Craft makers are joining together on Facebook pages, YouTube channels, and Instagram accounts to learn how to make home-made masks for healthcare professionals. You can follow this campaign if you have a sewing machine—but there are some vital details that you first need to remember.

Is Surgical Cotton masks Effective?

They are not as effective as N-95 masks in hospitals for patients who handle COVID-19. That being said, in hospitals, they are still helpful when they are preferred over N-95 masks to support them longer. Though made for single-use, hospital staff are advised to wear the same N-95 mask for days or even weeks due to the scarcity.

Hospitals encourage you to recycle or trade them anytime you or someone you know has an N-95 mask. For anyone outside of health personnel dealing with patients personally, the CDC does not encourage the use of N-95 masks.

Which Material to use for a face mask

A finely knit 100% cotton cloth is the perfect fabric for household masks. You can buy new clothing, but there are nice options to buy such items as towels, rugs, and knit tops. We recommend avoiding knitted garments (e.g., T-shirts) when you donate the masks because they produce holes that can spread the virus.

In order to block particles, elastic ones, or ties to hold them tight on the forehead, and a cloth portion (like a twist tie or paper clip) to fit nicely around the nose, you must have a nonwaivable design on top of a sewing machine or cloth. You can alter a non-woven product such as coffee or HVAC filters if you cannot find an interface, but preferably you can choose one that is washable from the unit. HEPA vacuum bags are also unwoven bags that have strong filter capacity; they just do not contain fiberglass.

The Procedure 

As the environment reopens, the EPI is also required for health providers in all pathways. This is why these Silk Surgical Masks are one way we can help enthusiasts! We are seeking to find a mask solution for the medical community on the basis of the CDC guidelines.

With guidance for ribbon elements against elastic links, many hospital centers sent guidelines for an operating mask to allow a filter to be added. Mention that these ties will help to offer support over a long period of wear. We used this pattern as a guide for our volunteers to create step-by-step operational mask sewing instructions.

Our doctors showed that this adaptation was effective in using it constantly and to support the environment effectively. It also helps high-risk front-line staff to maintain the use of N95 masks.


  • Split (1) 10 to16 inch rectangular and (2) 2 to6 inch stripes 100 percent cotton manufacture.
  • 4 1/4 or 3/8 centimeter bits of 18-inch long ribbons.
  • Cutter Scissors or Stoff
  • Machine to sew
  • Ironing Iron
  • Sewing cord of cotton or polyester
  • Split pins or clips of wonder

Step 1: 

Cut out the fabric

You can render this mask in many sizes. Here are the pieces of fabric that you would cut according to what size you make:

Suit Most: 9" x 6" Scale for Adults (cut 2)

The scale of the child: 7" x 5" (cut 2)

Outstanding size: 9" x 7" (cut 2)

Step 2:

Cut the elastic 

Split two elastic lengths 7 inches long independent of the mask dimension.

Step 3:

Pin onto the cloth elastic

Place one of your fabrics to the right of your bench. Take the elastic and put it about 1/2" from the top and bottom of the elastic to the short ends of the fabric—echo on the other side of the scene.

Step 4:

Sew it

Sew the rectangle with a 1/4" space. Make a circle with an elastic. Be careful that the elastic edges are just sewed on the rectangle edges rather than on the seam’s whole side.

Step 5: 

Add Pleats

It is not necessary to add plates to either side of the face mask, but it will help suit the face contours better:

  • Take some material and roll them up like a plate about an inch away from the top of your mask. 
  • Pin 
  • Pin the pin in order to secure two more platitudes.

Sew the masks' sides and bring the plywoods on using a sewing machine or needle and thread.

After any use, it is advisable to wash your mask. Only put it in your washing machine and wash your garments normally, just like the rest.

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