DIY Facemasks

Summa Health's Corporate Office is accepting DIY Facemasks.
Masks may be mailed or delivered to: 
Volunteer Services Office at Akron Campus
525 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44304.
All masks will be cleaned and inspected prior to usage.

Here is what you will need to make a DIY facemask: 

  • 100% cotton fabric – prints are acceptable 

  • 100% cotton flannel for lining – softer fabric goes next to the face for comfort

  • Two 7” pieces of 1/8” flat elastic

  • Sewing machine, thread, and scissors


  1. Cut 9” x 6” rectangles of fabric from both types of fabric

  2. Place two rectangles together, right sides facing

  3. Place ends of elastic in the corners between layers

  4. Sew around the rectangle with ¼” seam allowance leaving a 2-inch gap along one of the long sides for turning. Reinforce corners and ensure elastic is secure by sewing forward and backward at the corners. 

  5. Turn mask inside out and press flat, keep ¼” seam allowance pressed toward the inside of the mask at the opening.

  6. Pin three 1” tucks on each side of the mask.  Make sure the tucks are all going in the same direction.

  7. Sew around the edge of the mask twice to secure the tucks and close the opening. 

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