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How to make masks: Local hospital provides instructions, is accepting donations

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(Last Updated On: April 24, 2020)

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Hill County Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg is also accepting donations of masks in a dropbox outside of the hospital near the admissions entrance.

In a Facebook post made Tuesday, HCM said: “Hill Country Memorial would like to express gratitude and thanks to all who have expressed an interest in sewing surgical mask.”


HCM has put an instructional video on its website, which is featured at the top of this article.

They also shared a printable pattern, that can be printed out and used to make masks.

Features of the selected mask:

→ Easy to sew, 20-minute video produced by Sew It Online.


→The pattern has a wire at the top to secure the mask at the bridge of the nose

→ The mask will have an opening on the side to add additional protection as needed

→ Fabric strings rather than elastic are preferred by staff for ease of fitting.


→ Please use tightly woven cotton such as quilting fabric

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If you’re unsure if your local healthcare provider is accepting donations for masks, give them a call and ask.

 

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