SIGH! But I’m definitely not dead from suffocation yet. That’s a smart idea. Hi Julio, thank you for the work you are doing in these grim times. Also just to reiterate – “these instructions are for DIY masks to be used as a last resort when all other options are exhausted. If you used two, it would probably be difficult to breathe. The pattern makes a 'regular' size Duckbill mask. Material N95 Mask Filter Links Canada https://amzn.to/3f0RgUP USA https://amzn.to/388W8Wg. 95 ($3.70/count) $89.98 $89.98. 2) I’m sure it *could* work. Thanks for all the great ideas and suggestions. So, it would seem that the coronavirus could just get through the mask. HEPA vacuum bags are designed to be disposable and there haven’t been any tests about what happens to the filter medium when washed. SO…depends on how long you want the mask to last. Masks can be hard to come by these days, so I am also providing the free mask pattern that I created as well. Then I cut two pieces of elastic. Its best to keep stitch sizes large for this reason as well. PLEASE look carefully over all the datapresented in this study of homemade masks. It’s really hard to wear an N9 mask for a long period of time. I DID cut each strip (hook & loop strips), in 1/2, Lengthwise, so it wouldn’t be too bulky. So would any type of non woven material work if vacuum bags not available. This stuff is extremely STICKY and I had no problems with it pulling away from the fabric so no need to sew it onto the masks. Right now, it’s important for us to be protecting ourselves and our families due to the COVID-19 viral outbreak. Again, I reiterate that we don’t know for sure. N95 respirators provide the most protection followed by surgical masks. But, if you are going to wear a DIY mask, it might as well be one which can provide the best level of protection and not just help calm you. For a small, subtract about 1/4 inch from outside. Please try again with different browser and\or incognito tab. Participated in the Spring Cleaning Challenge. The outside layer seems to be the most isable since its brathable and WP. In industry they require a medical test to insure the wearer can tolerate the strain masks cause your respiratory system. The way my bags are, there is paper sandwiching the fiberglass fibers on both sides. I tried today and the free pattern link takes you no where. This recommendation is based on what we concluded is the best **last resort** solution when you can’t get an N95 (or similarly tested/rated) mask. Unfortunately, there is a global shortage of N95 masks so these are your second best option. I had reservations about the fiberglass in the hepa vacuum filters but believe this is the best alternative if you have to go out of the house. The material creates a tortuous path, and various mechanisms result in the adhesion of particles to the fibers without necessarily blocking the open spaces, still allowing air to flow easily across the filter.”. This material has excellent filtration abilities. They’re small and if you mess up the first one it’s not a big deal. Masks slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and save lives. Unlessyou can cite credible scientific data that the material you're using hasappropriate airflow, you should consider retracting this design. Some closure suggestions for making a pocket mask: Strips of velcro cut to fit. When I first started making these, I actually held a cut-up bag against my face and it almost immediately started getting itchy. I trace the pattern on the vacuum bag while it is still closed and then cut. Short answer: Vacuum bags do not contain fiberglass. The free Reusable Mask pattern is available for everyone and even has a special pocket to put in filters. 4.3 out of 5 stars 427. This will give you the length of the centerline of the mask. Instant download! I recently saw a video from a doctor urging people NOT to use hepa filters in face masks due to the dangers of inhaling the fibers. There is a pattern similar to the above pattern on Pinterest. PLEASE! And there would need to be a LOT of studies to address all the different styles of masks, materials, construction methods, etc. Clean your sewing and cutting area, your tools and sewing machine with bleach or lysol. I’m wearing one of her masks as I type this and I can breathe through it but feel humidity inside the mask. Now 35% OFF! I was getting ready to sit down at my sewing machine to make some using just that. But felt/wool/etc. Stop suggesting HEPA material for face masks! I can’t guarantee it, but it doesn’t seem like any threads are getting through (otherwise I wouldn’t be wearing them or giving them to people). What is true? Both masks significantly reduced the number of microorganisms expelled by volunteers, although the surgical mask was 3 times more effective in blocking transmission than the homemade mask. Be careful turning the material inside out because it can tear. (Wear Gloves) then I hang it to dry. You might want to do your research on OSHA before you provide instructions for making N95 masks. 2013;0:1–6), >surgical mask was 3 times more effective in blocking transmission than the homemade mask, >homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection, IMHO, what should be said Trust only words from healthcare professionals and researchers, My thoughts as non-pro – any mask will not help if you do not use it correct way – _any_ nose and mouth cover is better than none – Vacuum cleaner bag is almost as good as surgical mask – scarf and two layers of cotton will filter 50-80% – – give N95/surgical mask to your nearest emergency professionals – if they became ill you will die, And sew some masks Even if it will not help against virus it will calm you. Masks can really block airflow and make breathing harder, which can be risky for really little children. It isn’t too hard. I prefer it to no mask which is what we would have other wise since no online orders have made it to us yet. I don't expect to be getting hospital-level protection, but now I'm thinking making the masks at all is either a waste of time or more dangerous to one's health due to what's used as filtration! Thanks.... Hello, I am using HEPA replacement filters for MEDIHEALER CPAP HEP, filter #X002GHO0QB.They seem small but fit exactly right for the style of mask I made for my family. *DIY N95 masks should only be a LAST RESORT! 2. it's better than nothing, you can also absorb the virus through your eyes so KEEP YOUR DISTANCE! I think people are thinking of HVAC filters, those have fiberglass. Thank you SO VERY much for posting this! Unfortunately, there aren’t that many studies which actually look at how effective homemade face masks are. They are 7 inches long. I just Googled what to use as a filter for my DIY masks. My non-expert opinion also thinks that a non-woven material such as felt would probably provide better protection than a woven material like a cotton t-shirt. I keep seeing people post comments about that and I'm not sure. 3M’s “Filtrete” web site has a Coronavirus page which begins by reiterating what is generally known about the virus itself and about self- protection, then discusses their Filtrete products, and finally ends up a Q&A section with the following: “Q: Can we use the Filtrete™ Air Filter material/media to create handmade masks? 1 of 4. I threaded a long piece of elastic through the mask, put it on, pulled the elastic tight so it got a snug fit, tied the elastic, and then cut off the excess. I’m not the craftiest person and want to get a pocket mask pattern up on this post. Apparently some people are using automotive filters (which I”m also not familiar with but would be worth looking into). Yeah, okay…If I jump off a building I won’t die of coronavirus either. Now you have 2 sewn mask shapes, one will be the lining and one will be the face. The fabric portion isn’t stopping pathogens from going through; it’s the HEPA filter inside. I haven’t tried this though so am not sure whether the bulkiness of the tape would affect how snugly the mask fits around the face. Viral droplets can contaminate you through your eyes, so unless you are wearing tight-fitting goggles as well as a face mask, you are still vulnerable to infection. Maybe one doesn’t need a sealed mask to visit the grocery store. I thought about that too but I’m worried that the Velcro will be too thick; it would make the mask bulky at the bottom so it wouldn’t fit well on the bottom of the face. Thanks! Good and clear instructions. And yes, I do know that of which I am speaking! Otherwise the tissue-like fabric might fall apart on you. Label/Mark your hepa filters with a number so you know that it has been out of use for the proper 3 day time limit. Run the outer seam through your machine with 1/4" seam allowance and be careful around the nose guard! But it doesn’t seem to introduce holes with the HEPA material. The fiberglass threads inside the HEPA bags are very visible. Take that for what it’s worth. HEPA Vacuum bags have a blue paper like layer and a white non woven tissue like layer, be sure to keep these together as you work (these layers never get seperated) and don't crinkle the materials too much! It’s sad that we’ve gotten to this point. That might be a good option if HEPA bags become unavailable! If you need to reuse an N95 respirator (or your DIY respirator), follow these guidelines: Can you wash this mask? Don’t wear a HEPA vacuum bag directly against your skin. I would recommend using the more-effective but less-breathable masks for high-risk situations (like going to the grocery store) and using breathable masks when you need to wear them longer or are outdoors. By contrast, some materials work much better for DIY respirators. Of course, all of them are effective "to a degree". One of the most humorous ones I saw used a bra to make a mask. I also ran the handle of my scissors over each side of the velcro-like tape to ensure adhesion to fabric. Can HEPA filters get wet and still work? It’s likely in your muscle memory. I’m looking to make these for me and my coworkers (respiratory therapist, nurses). I find ear bands very uncomfortable. Diane I used the HEPA bags as well. Thanks, again. Yeah, we are all kind of shooting in the dark here and hoping for the best. The bags I'm working with don't have fiberglass. - Once you have spread out the bag, fold it so you have 4 layers of material that fit the pattern, use binder clips to keep the folds perfect. The hepa filters should be changed out after daily use,to make a pocket you would turn the ends of the liner in 1/2″ hem .so you would be leaving the ends of the liner opened.then you would hem the ends 1/4 ” seam allowance attaching the top and bottom of the liner fabric,also you can lay your wire on top as usual, zigzag it in the top.I have begun using ties instead of elastic they fit tighter and will fit most.for the ties use a clean sanitized tshirt and cut strips about 3/4″ by the length you need,it stretches so you can do that first before hand,you can put it thru the same way as you would elastic.I like putting a longer piece thru the top then thru your ends ,then you have only 2 ends to tie,instead if 4. HEPA is an OSHA certified filter that can filter out 99.97 percent of airborne particulate matters. Does sewing (especially down the front in front of your nose and mouth) introduce holes from the needle that the virus can get right through? The first thing that came up was the carcinogenic potential from using vacuum bags or furnace filters! Remember the filter will still have to be set aside for at least 3 days so any viruses on it have time to die off. As you know,there are serious implications for poorly designed masks, as they are intendedas a last resort barrier. We have UPDATED our Face Mask Pattern to include an XL WIDE for broader faces based on feedback shared by our users. Remove the cardboard portion from the bag, Trace or pin the HEPA pattern onto the bag, Line up your first two fabric pieces with the backside facing outwards, Sew the center line with a ¼ inch seam allowance, Line up the fabric pieces so the backside is facing out and pin together. since the filter material is pocketed between non-filtering layers, won’t the viri simply bypass around the edges? though). 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Don't let other people or animals into the sewing room. You can also check the sizing after sewing the center line by holding it up against your face. You can choose to make a 2-4 layers mask, but the more layers the more difficult it is to fold and keep the edges aligned. I also didn’t see anything about fiberglass in my HEPA vacuum bags. From this fact alone, HEPA filters seem like a perfect material to use for masks. The short answer is I don’t know. I have a sterilizer box that I use to clean my CPAP machine. Diane, I used the air purifier hepa filters and they do a great job. DIY masks provided less protection than surgical masks. *Again, I’m not guaranteeing that this will work. I guess it could be done by closing the bottom with fabric tape instead of sewing it shut. Thanks so much for posting. It doesn’t sound like it would be a good filter material. Just a consideration, if you are going to inhale through the HEPA bag. Sanitation is VERY important as you make these, the hospitals that are accepting homemade masks are sanitizing them but safety precautions should always be done in duplicate so act as if they are not going to be sanitized. Make sure you leave it a bit loose since you won’t want a mask pressing flat against your face. *Tip: be consistent with the placement of clips in the order you plan on feeding it through your machine so as you sew, the clip is always below the foot/needle. Please stay safe and healthy. But it’s about function, not fashion. I can’t guarantee that this DIY respirator will protect you from any virus. While I’m not a sewing expert, I was able to make lots of DIY N95 masks out of HEPA vacuum bags. This leaves a very large piece of pleated material. I like the swim goggles for the eyes. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. Thank you!!! - Press both seams to the left (the photo shows the seam open but to the side is better for filtering) by hand (no iron needed) and turn one inside out. The next article said to use vacuum bags. Please state your source of accurate information. FREE Shipping. 1. There would be more material to work with. It's an olson style with a filter pocket and hair ties. 7 months ago. This material is hard to breath thru and I sometimes use doubled white paper towels, more breathable but of questionable % effectiveness. This is an additional concern to consider beyond fiber glass. Yes, HEPA material should only be used as a last resort! “Lots of folks are talking about masks that have provisions to insert these filters,” she said. This is much more protection than you’d get wearing a mask made from a few layers of loose-fitting gauze. There obviously isn’t any data on how well a HEPA vacuum bag works for preventing viral infection, but HEPA bags do seem to be the best choice of material if you are going to make a homemade face mask. I would know, I would be itchy within minutes of working with the material. In theory, any non-woven material would be better than woven materials (it’s going to depend on how tightly woven the material is, the size of the non-woven fibers, etc. Does this have a decrease number of the fibreglass threads. haven’t been tested against viruses. How to Make Cement Snowman - Fun Holiday DIY! In the context of a homemade mask, most of the airwould be forced out around the gaps in the mask, which would defeat the entirepurpose of having a mask. It is True HEPA though, so should work like other HEPA bags (not guaranteeing anything – don’t want to find myself in legal trouble! My filters are only about 2 inches square, I’m lucky enough to have a few 3D printers and have printed my own set of masks. It all balances out in the end. I guess you could use a very large piece of HEPA material sandwiched between two pieces of fabrics (like balaclavas) and then tie it all the way around your face. DIY masks are a last resort!). Would you ever reuse a hepa mask or are they disposable? My free pattern to make your own DIY face mask. I insert the wire inside of the mask before sewing the bottom, & the side pieces where the ribbon is attached. As for safety, I don’t know of any reason why you couldn’t put microfiber against your face. However, I believe you need all 4 layers or the HEPA material will start to fall apart and won’t filter properly. Then thread it DOWN through the channel on the opposite side. Just like sewing a garment, clip the faces together, this is the blue side of the bag material. The material can be tricky to work with, it has a blue papery outer l… Sorry for my brain fart. You can mark them with a sharpie marker . It’s definitely more breathable than vacuum cleaner bags, so that’s a plus if you need to wear a mask for long periods of time. The back of the fabric should be facing outwards. However, the material in N95 respirators does NOT work like “sieve” filters. She used pipe cleaners bent in 3 for shape over the nose. But there are a lot of misconceptions about the HEPA standard, whether or not an air purifier or filter truly meets the HEPA standard, and what a HEPA filter can and can’t do. HEPA filters: Dr. Cassoobhoy warns that, if you want to use a HEPA filter with your fabric face mask, you should do your research first. However, I’m a bit worried that the fabric tape would be bulky and thus the mask wouldn’t fit snug against the face. Altering any of our 3M Filtrete™ Air Filters is not recommended or supported by 3M or the Filtrete™ Brand. Make sure your hands are washed and protected with nitrile or latex gloves, wear a mask while you work. Are HEPA Filters Breathable? For example, tests have found that tight-fitting six-layer gauze masks reduce contamination with tuberculosis bacilli by 90% to 95%. Methods: Several household materials were evaluated for the capacity to block bacterial and viral aerosols. It is misleadingly DANGEROUS! How am I supposed to know what size will fit me without being too big? I used “Singer” sewing brand, “Adhesive Back (No-Sew) Hook & Loop Tape” (aka Velcro), to close up the pocket opening at the bottom of the masks. With this design, the pins are going around the fabric edges. Could you please tell me the name of the vacuum bags you used? If it is too big/small, you can adjust it then before sewing the rest of the mask. I zig zag over it. “We are researching it.” This is a time of tremendous innovation, she said. ** There ismisleading information out there about the appropriateness of vacuum bags forthis purpose. The fold should be at least as wide as you elastic. -Using binder clips, clip the center seams together making 2 mask shapes. http://www.c-vac.com/0289SB.html?fbclid=IwAR2N_aReyd4i6M7qrDrm85Wl98vjl5MxN4IsLl7oMrzJzTnI8iBYFjRA5jk, 8 months ago *Tip: If you have magnets, they are a great pin alternative, place one on top of the pattern and one below the layers of the bag material. I will show you how to sew a 3D Face Mask without a filter pocket first. Such as a vacuum bag or furnace filter. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic. Studies show that DIY masks do provide protection, but the protection is minimal. Specifically, people are resorting to using vacuum cleaner bags. 5 recyclable label) reusable shopping bag can be used to make an effective face mask filter. Yes, I’m cutting through both layers of the bag at the same time so I get two equal pieces: one for the left side and the other for the right side. It could damage it’s ability to capture viruses. Use a 1/4″ seam allowance unless otherwise noted. OK I wasn’t thinking. I used as the insert material from vacuum cleaner bags not HEPA but supposedly 99% rather than N95. I’m not familiar with furnace filters though. Keep them about a half inch away from the edge so they don't stick to your scissors as you cut. Our most common question in the past week is if cloth vacuum bags contain fiberglass. Even if they aren’t made of fiberglass, I still wouldn’t recommend putting them right against your face where you can breathe in the little threads. We have no scientific data to validate their effectiveness. “Respirator and medical mask filters are typically composed of mats of nonwoven fibrous materials, such as wool felt, fiberglass paper, or polypropylene. If anyone figures out how to make a pocket mask with HEPA bags, please let us know! We have been using things that are HEPA-certified. Some articles said use coffee filters or paper towels. The fibers inside the bag are quite large, so it shouldn’t be a risk like with fiberglass dust and thus you don’t need protective gear (for legal reasons, I’m definitely not guaranteeing this!). I don’t believe vacuum bags are fiberglass. My research didn’t find any other risk than the fiberglass. You can also use the HEPA filter inside of vacuum bags, but I would only recommend making HEPA mask if … The inside seems to be as thickbas tissue paper but rubbery non breathable. Will putting it inside a cotton fabric protect you from breathing the fiberglass? You now have top and bottom straps. Even if the HEPA bag isn’t made out of fiberglass, I’m not sure whatever it is made out of would be any better to breathe in! There is a pattern similar to the above pattern on Pinterest. Be safe everyone. Just an FYI hospitals are allowing home made masks because I have been sending mine all over the country and have made them for my unit. Is there an option to print your directions? Even though many vacuum bag manufacturers specifically say their bags aren’t made out of fiberglass, whatever they are made out of might be just as bad. With the 20”x30” 3M 1500 Filtrete and the 15.5”x48” Honeywell Pre-Filter I should be able to make about 10 masks. If I was craftier, I would have figured out a way to make a “pocket mask” – one where you can remove the HEPA material and wash the fabric mask. Yes — great idea. However, the research has shown that any mask is better than no mask. The interior filter layer is large enough that it surrounds the entire mouth and nose area and is held tightly against the face. Can this be washed in a washer or hand washed? 35 microns is actually quite large. Sohn, a … Please see my comment. That’s a great idea! (Some even put a drop of hot glue on the bended ends to make sure nothing breaks thru the masks. Important Note: As research and testing continues into face mask filter materials, I will update this list to help you make the most informed decision for your DIY face mask making efforts. Very stiff and easy to use. I beleive the one outer layer may be good enough for its properties. I then sew the sides securing the wire at the sides, & finish by sewing about a half in long stitch across the top bridge of the mask…this prevents the wire from moving around or slipping. I just read that many vacuum bag manufacturers have said their bags do not contain fiberglas. Such as HEPA filters or any PM2.5 filter. The material can be tricky to work with, it has a blue papery outer layer and a white non woven layer that is like a tissue, its important to keep them together as you cut and sew. I did this by hand using an overcast stitch. Thank you in advance, Sincerely Sonja Blancke. 2. There has been concern regarding the choice of material (e.g. So, both sides are actually smooth. A 2006 guidebook by the Institute of Medicine and Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic addressed this. Breathability is one of the reasons surgical masks are recommended over N95 masks even though the N95 masks obviously do a much better job of protecting the wearer. $36.95 $ 36. Without your most valuable information, it would not be possible for me to serve my communities needs. If there's any residue / ash, that'd be a sign for glass or mineral fiber content and invalidate the material for use in masks.Any thoughts on that? My heart goes out to all the frontline workers who have these on for hours at a time. *If you want to make a “pocket mask” so you can remove the filter, you can instead close the bottom edge of the mask with tape. The cloth feels soft on the face. You can get those at the dollar store. Can you make a video please? Can I use a HEPA furnace filters? on Introduction. Confirmed Vacuum Bag Brands That Do Not Contain Fiberglass eVacuumStore branded bags Envirocare branded bags DVC branded bags – DVC manufactures a large number of OEM Bags Cirrus branded vacuum bags Perfect branded vacuum bags Clean Obsessed branded vacuum bags Sebo branded vacuum bags Hoover If you do not see a specific brand on this list we recommend reaching out to that manufacturer. Once you have made your mask, lay it flat on a piece of paper and trace it. The mask shape with a white exterior is your lining, this is where you'll attach the nose bridge. You could send them to diane (at) primalsurvivor.net. I wet and hand washed mine and it seems to have held up. At this point, even the CDC is telling people they can use a bandana instead of a respirator as a last resort when masks aren’t available. © 2020. Face masks are probably more effective against contaminating other people by trapping droplets when you cough or sneeze. If you are worried about keeping the exterior fabric clean,  you could wear a shield of bandana over the mask. Ties do give a tighter fit and are better if you are wearing the mask for a long time. Since you can carry the virus unknowingly before you are symptomatic, this is no small thing. Please advise. We are using many materials for the filter. To spread the message as far as possible, we even have a Youtube video to help out all sewers! I couldn’t find any reliable info on whether washing damages HEPA material. Thank you! I’ve made a few for family members in my household that work for life sustaining businesses. If you want to add a filter pocket, scroll down and see how to do that! The same applies to HEPA masks. So, I assume that if the fiberglass is the only concern, that these are better than just the cloth in the home made masks! I use a tee shirt for the inside so it’s comfortable against the face and sturdy woven material for the outside. I haven't found other recommendations so here goes: it should be possible to burn a sample of the material in question when placed in a crucible or folded in aluminium foil and heated with a torch. Luckily, it is possible to make your own respirator. Place a strip of electrical or other tape across the nose part of the center seam about 1/2" down from the edge. I’m not a doctor or an epidemiologist. I choose HEPA vacuum bags because they have actually been tested to filter down to 0.3 microns. We make the best reusable washable 3-layer cotton face mask and premium Filti non-woven polypropylene filter. -Take your paper pattern and mark the 4 spots for string/elastic insertion, - Insert string/elastic with a generous 1/2" inside, use binder clips to hold them in place. Is it safe to cut up a HEPA filter vaccuum bag if it contains fiberglass? Thanks again! I have gotten the heppa bags and cut it open. Yes, that should work — though breathability might be really bad. 8 months ago. It just goes to show it’s impossible to imagine and prep for every possible scenario! The link you are referring to is this one: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11637/reusability-of-facemasks-during-an-influenza-pandemic-facing-the-flu The committee looks at numerous studies (yes, including some dating back to 1949). I would suggest if you are using the mask as filtering system it may not be the best idea as it will become uncomfortable to breath with. . It found that: An autoclave, 160°C dry heat, 70% isopropyl alcohol, bleach, and soap and water (20-min soak) caused significant degradation to filtration efficiency. The twist ties has 2 pieces of metal between plastic. Do HEPA vacuum filters work? Again, this hasn’t been tested so I’d play it safe and not wash them. Obviously it would not shred if it was washed (at least for a few times). The key is using a HEPA vacuum cleaner bag as a filter. I wish I’d stockpiled my sewing kit better before all this broke out. I cannot make any claims for the effectiveness of this filter, except that it is must be better than a fabric mask alone. Lowest price in 30 days. Hi there, I used some tape that activates when you apply heat from an iron. Tie the elastic. 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