The Bellevue School District is thankful for all of the support we have received from the community since the beginning of the pandemic. Right now, we are in need of additional masks to protect students, teachers, staff and the community. For anyone who can make masks, we need them and would appreciate anyone who can lend their talents to this effort.

Because the BSD community comes in all shapes and sizes, so too will the masks we need. Whatever mask individuals are able to make is welcome and appreciated! We will gladly accept ties, elastic, pockets, etc. However, we cannot accept masks with raw edges, sew-free masks (those are a great option for home) or masks with any images or wording about drugs, alcohol, religious symbols, etc. – the designs should be appropriate for a school setting. We cannot accept masks with ties or elastic longer than 38 inches.

Requirements: Two layers of pre-washed cotton fabric OR three layers of mixed fabric (i.e. cotton + silk, cotton + linen, etc.). Get instructions here.

Optional: Filter pocket (filters will not be required by BSD) and a slot for a removable nose wire (for expert sewers only) .

Drop off: Please drop masks off with three masks to a ziploc bag and include this insert.

Masks can be dropped off at the district’s ESC building at 12111 NE 1st Street in Bellevue in the parking garage under the building.

Thank you!  

Need inspiration? There are online sources for mask patternsTraditional rectangular mask and fitted pattern with nose strap