IMPORTANT MESSAGE: May 24, 2020 Effective immediately, Senior Hospital Administration has asked us to stop making the surgical masks at this time. The Hospital has started receiving regular deliveries of PPE. Please know that any masks delivered to us will be delivered to the Hospital. Senior Administration would like us to let you know how grateful they are for your commitment to helping the hospital staff at a critical time. Email notification will be sent out soon with more details. Thank you for a job well done.
ATTENTION: THIS IS THE STONY BROOK HOSPITAL-APPROVED MASK STYLE
PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OTHER DIRECTIONS OR STYLES AS THE HOSPITAL MAY NOT ACCEPT THEM. The material or mask do not need to be cleaned. The Hospital will be sending for professional cleaning and will be packaged.
You will need fabric for the front and fabric for lining. NOTE: if you do not have white fabric for the lining you can use the same fabric and use it with the inside out. This is needed so that the user always uses the inside of the mask to the face.
Fabric for front of mask. This fabric can be any Cotton or cotton blends such as
Cotton/polyester and can be with prints or solids.
Fabric for Inside of mask: This fabric white white cotton or cotton blends such as
Cotton/Polyester. Preferably white but any solid color will do. Backing for quilts would be perfect.
Elastic: Elastic needs to be ¼ inch wide elastic. Two pieces 20” each for Adults and 15″ for Children (will be provided for you)
TEMPLATES/PATTERNS FOR CUTTING THE MASK
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Full instructions are beneath this video.
CUTTING THE MASK
Cut the Front of Mask
1. Place the fabric for the front of the mask with right side in.
2. Place the pattern on the fabric and cut around the black line of pattern.
Cut the inside of the Mask
1. Place the fabric for the inside of masks with right side in.
2. Place the pattern on the fabric and cut around the black line of pattern
SEWING THE MASK
1. Sew the two pieces of the front of the mask together at the top (round)
2. Do the same for the lining
3. Open the Front of Mask, open the lining and put one over the other with right sides facing each other and stitch across
4. Cut slits at top to make fall easier when topstitched
5. Open what you have just sewn together and topstitch across the front and lining of mask to look like the picture below (The topstiching will help it fall easier when you stitch the pockets.)
6. Top Stitch on the lining part of the mask
7. Turn the mask upside down with wrong side up and fold the two ends then sew a ¼ inch stitch
8. Place the mask with right side face up and fold to match the two ends and stitch together a ½ inch stitch, see the end of the mask in picture below
9. Turn the mask inside out and with right side up, stitch pockets for elastic on top and bottom to fit elastic through
10. Here is the finished mask.
Now insert elastic in Both Pockets and tie a slip knot. See video below for instructions (Only elastic has to be used. This mask has been approved by a team of Drs and CEO’s. Changes can only be approved by them)
Click on below link to download and open video on how to create a slip tie in elastic
Video Instructions for tying a slip knot kindly provided by:
LGBTQ* Services Undergraduate Intern
Sociology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major
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