During this tough time, medical professionals and patients across the country are running thin on equipment, especially protective face coverings. To save the medical-grade masks for these heroes and the victims of COVID-19, Sit n’ Sew has collaborated with our supplier Hollingsworth & Vose to provide high-quality and affordable face masks with patented filter media. Do your part to stop the spread and stitch together one of our easy fabric face mask kits!
These precut and ready-to-sew kits come with everything you need to create a 3-layer protective face mask. Each kit contains precut fabric made from 100% cotton for the outer and lining fabric, as well as a third layer of Nanoweb® FM filter media from H&V. Elastic strips for the ear loops, and a wire for the nose bridge are also included in these kits.
Easy to Sew Kits
The pattern/instructions offer directions for two styles of elastic ear loops as well as alternate instructions for using a single strand tie. Each package includes the materials to sew 4 one-size-fits-most protective face coverings. This kit will also include 12 pieces of NanoWeb® FM filter replacements.
Nanoweb® FM media is specifically designed for use in homemade fabric face masks (unlike coffee filters, vacuum bag filters and furnace filters reportedly being used as a last resort in homemade masks). Inserting a layer of NanoWeb®FM offers the mask wearer ten times the protection over 2 layers of cotton quilters fabric alone. The mask features a pocket, so the user can easily replace the NanoWeb® FM media, to avoid the degradation that can occur with washable filters.*
Replacement NanoWeb® FM Filter Insert packs available soon!
*Disclaimer: Masks made from the Sit n' Sew kits are not surgical masks or filtering facepiece respirators. They are not recommended for use (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids may be expected; (2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high; or (3) in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas.