FREE Weekly Project
There is an urgent need for medical masks to keep our medical and immune compromised people healthy. We are committing the services of our loyal customers to assist with this community need.
We will be collecting medical face masks, but we need your help in sewing them.
Medical Face Masks (using hairbands)
Elastic is in very short supply, so we have found a pattern that uses elastic hairbands. You will need the following supplies to get 2 masks:
One Fat Quarter (18" x 22") piece of cotton fabric; cut
You should now have two pieces of fabric (each 18" x 11").
Set one piece of fabric aside along with one hairband for the second Face Mask.
Place right sides of fabric together and using a 1/4" seam, sew
all the way around leaving a least two or three inches of un-sewn seam.
Turn fabric right side out and press un-sewn seam edges to inside. Topstitch around the entire piece of fabric.
Take large hairband lay it along the 8 1/2" side of fabric, fold fabric over the hairband; just enough to create casing and room for
stitching down. Leave hairband in place (it should now be sewn to one side of the face mask).
Take same hairband and place it along the parallel side of the fabric. Create another casing and sew all the way down.
Pull the hairband out of both ends of the mask (stretching it as much as possible) and the fabric will cinch up.
Put the fabric mask on your forehead and pull hairbands over your head. Bring fabric down to your neck and then position over mouth and nose. Arranging hairbands; one on back of neck below ears and other comfortably on back of head above ears.
Purchase your kit today (makes two masks) and we'll set up a delivery time with you.
Medical Face Masks (using ties)
The second option for a face mask uses ties made from cotton. So, in case you don't have elastic or hairbands, h
ere is another
for you to view which gives directions for using the cotton ties.
Once you have your masks sewn, please drop them into the bin at the front of the store. We will be emptying the bin daily and then distributing them to the healthcare professionals who have reached out to us.
Thank you in advance for all you do support our community! We have a great group customers and we know you'll do your best in this time of need.