How to Cut & Sew an Emergency Face Shield


We are in desperate need of people who can cut OR cut+sew some emergency face shields. These masks are for healthcare and hospital workers to wear over their N95 masks to prolong their usage.

If you are able to help us,

please send us a message by email; OR by instagram; @bowfishkids

and we will arrange to leave outside our store a bag of supplies with your name on it. Once you pick up your bag, you can watch the videos below on what to do with the patterns::

If you are only cutting:

After you have cut your patterns, contact us to arrange a drop off at Bowfish so we can get sewing!

If you are cutting & sewing:

Contact us when you have completed your masks and we will arrange a drop off at Bowfish so we can get it to it's final destination!

UPDATE: Our goals & thank you for your help!

UPDATE: Using Vacuum Bags & Hair ties (PLEASE WATCH IF SEWING)




If you are not in the Ocean City, NJ area but would still like to help, YOU CAN by downloading the pattern below to make these face shields for the healthcare and hospital workers in need in your area. 

Here is what you'll need:

  • 100% cotton woven fabric 
  • Scissors, pen, and pins
  • Pattern (download below)
  • Elastic hair ties OR elastic 
  • Lockstitch sewing machine (basic home machine.. not an overlock machine)

CLICK HERE FOR PATTERNS  (IMPORTANT: this pattern does not include seam allowance. I suggest adding 1/4'' seams to the top, bottom and center seams, + 1/2'' to the side seam) 



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