Choose between two mask styles from

household air filters

Original Mask


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Use Our Kits

One kit provides enough materials to make 20 high-quality masks:


  • 20 sets of precut mask patterns, ready to sew

  • 20 squares of pre-folded high quality air filter

  • 20 metal nose bridge pieces

  • 40 strips of elastic

OR Buy Your Own Supplies

  • One residential replacement air filter (See note about how to select a good air filter. Any size will work.)  MERV 12 and higher are best.

  • Strong scissors or wire cutter (work gloves or an oven mitt would be helpful as well)

  • Sewing machine (or needle and thread; dressmaking pins are helpful)

  • Two 15-inch strips of 1/4” or 1/8” elastic (you could also tear an elastic section of an old shirt)

  • One 4-6 inch strip of 1/2” wide x 1/64 thick aluminum (or cut a 6” strip cut from a wire clothes hanger and use some electrical tape to cover the sharp ends)

  • 100% cotton lightweight fabric

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