A list of face mask sewing patterns directly from hospitals. Find olson style & pleated surgical-style masks with filters, nose wires, & pdf printables.

Published: April 9, 2020. Updated: May 3, 2020.

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If you’re planning to DIY your own face mask, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions:

What design should you make? A fitted olson mask, or a pleated surgical-style one?

What materials are best?

What should you use as the filter?

I want to answer these questions using information directly from hospitals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Find out how medical professionals think you should make your mask.

This is also a good resource for people sewing masks for hospitals that don’t mind what design you make. You can see what other hospitals have approved.

Just to warn you, this is a long, comprehensive article. You can pin this to your Sewing Patterns board to bookmark it for later:49K+Save

free olson and pleated face mask sewing patterns

I also have 2 other articles in the ‘How to Make DIY Face Masks’ series:

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