Medium (Adult) Hand-sewn Face Masks
Help stop the spread of the coronavirus with cloth masks handmade by Lillstreet Textiles instructors. Masks are constructed with 2 layers of cotton fabric. The design features a pocket for a filter and a channel to insert a wire on the nose bridge. These additions are optional and based on your personal preference.
Masks come in 3 sizes to ensure the best possible fit:
Small - 8” Wide (fabric end to end), 4” Long (nose bridge to chin)
Medium - 10” Wide (fabric end to end), 5” Long (nose bridge to chin)
Large - 11.25” Wide (fabric end to end), 6” Long (nose bridge to chin)
We understand many have been financially affected by this crisis, so we are offering a discount code for $5 off each mask. Use code "MASKS" at checkout to receive this discount. If you are able, please consider the full retail price. Lillstreet will not receive a profit from these sales. All proceeds after shipping costs go directly to the artists who created them.
Note: Teachers in the Lillstreet Textiles Department are working hard to sew masks for Chicago clinics and organizations in need. Lillstreet teachers have already made and donated hundreds of masks for Advocate Children’s Hospital, Chicago Fire Department EMT, Heartland Alliance and many more organizations and people in need. If you know of a healthcare facility or other organization in need, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to sterilize and use your mask safely (CDC guidelines)
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
- A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
- Wash each mask before use. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of each use.
- Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Disclaimer: These masks are not a replacement for a surgical face mask. They are intended for use by those unable to access surgical face masks. Proper use of medical grade surgical face masks is the best way to prevent infection.