We receive orders from Iowa organizations and post them on our SignUp website. You can signup for however many masks you can make.
All masks must be made per the pattern, pre-washed to avoid shrinkage, and no up-cycled materials.
Once you are done, fill out the Completed Mask Form so we can close the order.
We post new orders daily. Orders will remain on the SignUp website until all masks are delivered. Patterns are posted in each individual order.
After you deliver or mail your masks, please fill out our Completed Mask Form so we can close out completed orders.
We have a list of volunteers who can deliver masks and pick up donated fabric. You need to call them to schedule a delivery.
We have partnered with local sewing shops to provide fabric for Masks for the Frontlines Sewists. Generous donors have pre-paid for fabric at our partner shops.
Fabric can only be used for our orders and is first-come, first-serve only.
You can only get 5 yards of fabric at a time.
We have sewing tips to our facebook page and will continue to add more. If you can't find the answer in our sewing tips section, please post your question in our facebook group.
The best tips are:
The masks we're making are going to frontline workers who are working 12-hour shifts in the emergency room, delivering food day-in and day-out, etc.
People are coming up with lots of creative styles and materials. Those may work great for the everyday person who is wearing their mask for an hour at the grocery store but they won't hold up over time for our frontline workers.