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How To Make Cloth Masks At Home



Please drop off cloth masks at Unity Healthcare’s Administrative Office:
1250 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette

Here’s what you’ll need to sew masks at home:

Cotton flannel for the backing
1/8” flat braided elastic
Cut the elastic 7” long for adult or children

You can make 2 sizes: Adult (9”x6”) or Child (7.5”x5”)

  1. Put right sides of cotton and flannel fabric together.
  2. Starting at the center of bottom edge sew to the first corner, stop. Sew end of elastic to corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
  3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of that same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.
  4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. And repeat #2 to the corner.
  5. Sew to next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
  6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
  7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction.
  8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.


Thank you!