We are currently making masks using the following pattern from Pins and Needles, who co-developed the pattern in partnership with their local hospital. Pins and Needles is a family-owned business in Ohio that introduced us to their Million Mask Challenge. You do not have to be a pro. Remember - a lot of these masks will only be used one or two times. We aren't aiming for perfection here, so everyone can do this! We suggest that you download the pattern and then watch the video right away for guidance. Don't let the pattern fool you - watch the video to see how easy it is.
The following video from our friends at Pins and Needles shows you how to make the mask in a step-by-step manner. Please note that, since this video was filmed, many health professionals have stated that they prefer ties over elastic for comfort, so the pattern above is for the version of the mask with ties rather than elastic. Considering that elastic has become the "new toilet paper" as it's sold out everywhere, we're happy that ties are in demand!
The Million Mask Challenge on Facebook is a wonderful global community of people who are making masks just like us. In fact, the masks that you make in the Stitch Brigade count toward the challenge. It's a great place to go for support and tips. We are also here for your questions. Feel free to contact us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.