Choose between two mask styles from

household air filters

Original Mask


New Hybrid 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


from University of North Carolina Hospitals Infection Prevention and Occupational Health Departments 

“The masks you provided for our employees . . . were very much appreciated. Occupational Health is wondering if you would be willing to provide more. Yours are our approved cloth mask alternative since we don’t typically allow cloth masks.   Thank you again for your generosity!"

Erica M. Pettigrew, MD, JD, MPH

Medical Director, Orange County Health Department

Medical Director, Occupational Health at UNC Medical Center

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Emily Sickbert-Bennett PhD, MS, CIC 
Director, Infection Prevention, UNC Hospitals

Administrative Director, Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, UNC Hospitals

Associate Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health