Handmade Face Masks & Hats
Baxter Regional is accepting donations of handmade masks and scrub caps
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 and scrub hats. 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 Baxter Regional
Main Entrance, 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
Filters: Filtering material is not necessary to include in masks made with openings.
Baxter Regional will add that to masks once they are received.
Baxter Regional Surgery and Food Services teams are in need of scrub hats.
Please see links below for hat patterns:
Due to our shortage of both mask and hats, we greatly appreciate your willingness
to help! Handmade face masks and scrub caps may be dropped off to any
entrance screeners located at the Baxter Regional Main Entrance, 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