DIY Face Mask

In the spirit of giving and connection, Across U-hub invites members of the Across community and everyone in the community to share your loving concern to those around you by making your own face mask. DIY face mask kits are made available for those who need materials. Free for everyone. Let’s spread positivity in this time of uncertainty.

“Bear with my clumsiness as I learn to speak a new language to reach out to you in times of distancing turbulence with loving protection. 未能親手觸摸你的手,只好親手造一個口罩保護你”

We would also love to see your creations! Don’t be shy to post your photos and tag us on instagram or facebook. “Together We Carry On” is a place where we can promote positive ways to face this difficult time and embrace the practice of social distancing.

When?

Date: March 18, 2020 – May 31, 2020
First-come, first-served, while quantities last

** Please note that “strings” are currently out of stock, and not available in DIY packages. You can find any kind of strings, ribbons or even shoe laces as substitute. The length is written on the mask template.

Where?

Please contact us through one of the following methods to request a DIY face mask kit with details of the quantity and size (S, M or L) of the mask.

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. FB/IG: @togetherwecarryon
  3. Voicemail: 905-944-1944
  4. Fill out the Request form on website

Who?

Everyone
Email will be sent to individuals for the purpose of confirming orders and pick up instructions.

How Much?

DIY face mask kit is free, but sign up is required.

Objective

  • Wear your own cloth masks and leave the surgical masks for healthcare workers
  • Make things by hand to care for people from turmoil
  • Spend quality time with your families by sewing masks together

About the face mask

DIY Face Mask Pattern are provided by HK Mask.

HK Mask was developed by Dr. K Kwong from Hong Kong. Dr K Kwong has done extensive research on the effectiveness of using different readily available materials as a disposable middle layer to improve filtration efficiency of a cloth mask.

You can also find more information about HK Mask at Sew On Studio

Disclaimer

These DIY cloth mask kits are prepared by Across U-hub volunteers and are distributed for free. Fabrics are made with 100% cotton or a combination of cotton and polyester. Cloth masks have no virus filtering effect. They need to be equipped with qualified filters. They are not the same as surgical or N-95 masks, which are medical devices and are critical supplies for healthcare workers. They also do not replace public health measures such as social distancing and hand washing.

Each mask is to be used at the user’s own risk. Across U-hub and any of our volunteers, staff, Board members shall not be liable for any damages or injuries caused by the usage of the masks.

Cloth masks SHOULD NOT be placed on anyone

  1. under 2 years old,
  2. with trouble breathing,
  3. who is unconscious, or
  4. who is unable to remove the mask themselves.

Please check the most up-to-date recommendations from our local public health unit or from the Government of Canada at canada.ca/coronavirus.