Nurses All Over Are Asking People to Sew Masks. Here’s How You Can Help.

While finding food and supplies at the grocery store has gotten a little better as this week goes on, there are some very important items that are still in short supply… necessary items for those on the front line of this virus crisis. Perhaps you’d be interested in reading this article and putting your sewing skills to use helping to produce the masks as requested. Sounds like a great project for the Tuesday Club members to take up since they’re missing out on coming together. If many people all get to work on this project in their homes, they might be able to save a life in these trying times. That would be a VERY good thing!

Source: Nurses All Over Are Asking People to Sew Masks. Here’s How You Can Help.


How to make a Face Mask

What you will need

– Cotton fabric, a pretty print is best.

– Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also us 1/8” flat elastic)

– Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

You can make two sizes: Adult or Child

1. Put right sides of cotton fabric together o Cut 9×6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)

2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.

4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.

5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.

6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.

7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction

8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice. It is so easy to make this.

Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

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