You have access to a sewing machine, and can successfully follow the pattern for our simple pleated masks. You can get started by downloading the pattern and reviewing the FAQs. You can use your own materials if they fit the criteria, or you can pick up materials from the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Site (that's also where you can deliver your completed masks). And don't forget to join the community on Facebook!
You have access to a sewing machine and maybe a serger. You can successfully follow the pattern for our Pleated Pocket Masks or Shaped Masks. Or you can use your serger to mass-produce the ties needed for the masks. You can get started by downloading the pattern and reviewing the FAQs.
You can use your own materials if they fit the criteria, or you can pick up materials from the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Site (that's also where you can deliver your completed masks). And don't forget to join the community on Facebook!
You have access to a sewing machine and maybe a serger. Maybe you know how to read patterns and can modify/create/customize patterns. Maybe you teach and can coach other people with their sewing.
If you sew at an advanced level, please consider sewing gowns!
If you are highly skilled and willing to volunteer, please email email@example.com so we can coordinate on special projects.
Daniel Coyle, owner of Coyle Outside, generously volunteered to cut fabric with his laser-cutter. He is willing to train volunteers to prep fabric and run the laser machine. We also need volunteers to prep the fabric for cutting (laundering, ironing, folding). Email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have several drivers helping with pick-ups and deliveries around town. Email your interest to email@example.com
We're in the process of assembling thousands of PETg Face Shields and need volunteers to assist. You can help by coming to a work party (conducted at social distance, of course) to lend a hand! It might mean trimming pre-cut masks, applying adhesive, or packaging. All easy tasks! Shifts are usually 90 minutes - happening April 20-24.
A great way to orient yourself to the project is to review the Frequently Asked Questions. This will help you understand our process and what materials to use.
Our patterns and materials have been developed in consultation with end-users from healthcare agencies and first-responders. While there are plenty of other patterns and materials available, we need to stick with this system to ensure that the masks you create can actually be used by the organizations we are serving!
After you review the FAQs and look over the pattern you'll know if you have the correct materials on-hand. We usually have pre-cut fabric pieces, elastic, bias tape, thread, and pre-serged ties available at the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Site. Sometimes there are extra goodies available - like jigs to create pleats, and bias-tape makers. Updates about supplies are usually posted on the Corvallis Sewing Brigade Facebook Group.
Our wonderful community includes over 1300 members! Despite our best efforts, this website is not always updated at the rate that information is flying on this project! Lots of updates, pictures, encouragement, tips & tricks, and success stories are shared in the Facebook group. We recommend joining so you can stay in the loop!