No Sew instructions to make a face mask (including how to make one from a t-shirt with ties)
Sewing instructions and pattern
sewing face masks
(Written by Roxie) As a nurse, it is hard for me to watch the dilemma many of the medical staff are facing....inadequate supplies of essential face masks, gowns and face shields. And yet, they keep working knowing that they are exposing themselves to potential infections. The CDC says, "The CDC has supported sewing fabric face masks to donate to hospitals, clinics and long term care facilities for patient use or even for nurse use if they have absolutely no masks."
My school nurse colleagues are encouraging people to help sew fabric face masks. Our front line professionals are concerned about the day the supplies are gone. The fabric face mask is not a tested proven barrier against COVID 19. But at least in the absence of medical grade supplies - it is something.
Our purpose statement is Share God's Love, Bringing Hope to Others. This is our opportunity to live into that statement by helping and bringing them a glimmer of hope.
If you have fabric and elastic to sew....we need you. If you can pick up fabric from a member or craft store...we need you If you can drive to pick up the face masks when they are done...we need you.
See the links below for the patterns. You can use clean fabric and 1/4 inch elastic that you have or ask for materials for sewing masks. Right now, the sewn masks go to local medical clinics and hospitals. Here is information from Deaconess and from the CDCon how to make a face mask including patterns. Helpful information can also be found in the FaceBook pages of two local businesses Sew Smartand Needle/Quilting-Workshop.
We know how important it is to stay connected with each other. How we do that today may be different than yesterday. Yet, the way we respond to this challenge will make us a stronger body of Christ. We will continue to stay true to our values: "As we live out God's love we will be faithful to God's Word, follow Jesus and trust in the power of prayer."
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