Mask-ER-Aides are printed fabric, hand-drawn designs cartoon smiles ready to be crafted into washable/reusable personality face masks. Designs are printed on 100% cotton broadcloth fabric. Masks can be modified for small to large face sizes by adjusting seam widths and elastic lengths. Click here for mask assembly instructions and video.
Note: Assembly Required – Masks are NOT ready to wear, you will need supplies and some basic sewing skills.
- Mask design 9″ wide by 6.5″ tall
- 100% cotton broadcloth fabric
- 60×60 thread count
- 4.48 oz per square yard
- Estimated shrinkage: length 3%, width 2%
- Washing Instructions:
Use a phosphate-free detergent in cool water on a delicate cycle for best results.
Tumble dry low and remove promptly.
Iron on the unprinted side of fabric using standard cotton settings.
Mask-ER-Aides started in 2015 as funny faces hand-drawn on surgical masks. The original masks were designed to bring a smile to the faces of those who cannot see smiles on their visitors’ faces. These patients spend days or weeks staring at the same blank blue/white/sterile rectangle. These blue rectangles hide the smiles, frowns and often personality of the person wearing the mask.
Jeff’s hand drawn caricature masks were an instant hit with the nurses and doctors in the isolation area where his wife Stacey was confined due to her Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Soon the nurses and doctors on her floor requested caricature masks of their own. Smiles and laughter started seeping into the oncology isolation department of Carolinas Medical Center’s main hospital and Mask-ER-Aides was born.