F.A.C.E. (Faith And Community Engage) Masks

For those looking for a way to use your crafting skills and help to protect our patients and healthcare workers, Osceola Regional Health Center is seeking volunteers to sew cloth masks. Below is the instructions on the specific material and pattern that is required to ensure safety. Please put masks in a plastic bag and drop them off at Osceola Community Health Services at 115 Cedar Ln, Sibley, IA 51249.

We thank you for your prayers, support and willingness to keep our community safe.

Cloth Surgical/Isolation Masks for Respiratory Protection
Purpose: To provide recommendations for materials/design of homemade masks, in order to conserve disposable surgical/isolation masks.

Click here for instructions for the Olson Mask pattern.

Mask design:
1. Optimal fabric is single ply 100% cotton blend t-shirt material (newer shirts; not worn or tattered)
2. Second choice for fabric is quilting cotton
3. Pre-wash material prior to sewing
4. Head loop or ear-loop preferred over ties (ties tangle in laundry)
5. Medium or large size

Supplies needed:
1. Fabric – ½ yard per 2-3 masks
2. Elastic band, approximately ¼ inches wide, or elastic hair tie/band
– Head loop preferred due to ability to obtain tighter fit; if head-loop, elastic band – 23 inches long
– If ear-loop – 8 inches long
– OR, elastic hair tie/band may be used
3. All-purpose thread
4. Scissors
5. Pins
6. Sharpie pen


Osceola Community Health Services – Public Health 712-754-4611

Avera Medical Group Sibley – Clinic 712-754-3658

Osceola Regional Health Center – Emergency Department 712-754-2574