Dear, dear friends,
My blogging friend Gayle of GUSTAVANDGAYLE posted a blog about sewing protective cloth face masks for hospital workers. There has not been a call for these masks where I live but they are urgently needed in many areas of the United States and other countries.
If you have a sewing machine these masks are easily and quickly made. They require elastic and two layers of 100% tightly woven cotton. The inside layer should be soft. Comfortable to the face. The material is washed in hot water and the highest dryer heat setting to shrink the fabric. The completed masks are sanitized before being used.
I followed the instructions from SEWGOODGOODS (link below). The instructions are CDC compliant approved patterns (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). I ran up a dozen in about 30 minutes. I deviated slightly from the instructions by first sewing the elastic in place with a strong double machine stitch. You don’t want the elastic to pull off the mask. If the request comes out for these masks I’ll be ready.
Please take care of yourself and all you love.