Handmade Cloth Face Masks
Baxter Regional is accepting donations of handmade masks
With the high demand and massive shortage of face masks and other personal
protective equipment, we have received a large number of inquires from
the community about the possibility of providing our healthcare workers
with handmade, reusable face masks and other items. Thank you for volunteering
your time and talent to help the patients and employees of Baxter Regional
Due to the great response to this project, Baxter Regional is accepting
fabric donations for community groups and individuals that are sewing
face masks. To donate 100% cotton fabric that is tightly woven (not able
to be seen through), please place it in a bag labeled with your name and
ATTN: Cindy Hawthorne, Cardiopulmonary Department, and drop it off to
any entrance screeners located at the Cline Emergency Center Entrance
or Medical Arts Building Entrance. Thank you in advance!
Baxter Regional can use different kinds of masks for different purposes,
so any style of face masks is being accepted, especially those with a
pocket to insert additional filtering material if needed.
Fabric recommendations: A tightly woven 100% cotton on the outside and a 100% cotton t-shirt blend
on the inside is preferred.
Patterns: There are many patterns available, and face masks made using any of them
can be put to use! The two most common patterns include the traditional
pleated mask or a flat mask that comes up taller on the nose. Either style
will be accepted, preferably with an opening for a filter. Masks can have
elastic to put around the ears or have two sets of ties for holding the mask on.
Here is a tutorial for a face mask with a filter pocket and fabric ties
(no bias tape required!):
Fabric Mask with Fabric Ties. Step-by-step instructions are available
CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Filters: Filtering material is not necessary to include in masks made with openings.
Baxter Regional will add that to masks once they are received.
Due to our shortage of masks, we greatly appreciate your willingness to
help! Handmade face masks may be dropped off to any entrance screeners
located at the Cline Emergency Center Entrance or Medical Arts Building
Entrance. Please label with your name and ATTN: Cindy Hawthorne, Cardiopulmonary
Department. Arrangements can also be made for items to be picked up by
a Baxter Regional staff member if needed.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.