When I learned to sew over fifty-five years ago I never dreamed I would ever sew face masks. I’ve sewn dresses, coats, men’s pants and shirts and drapes, but never any medical equipment.
The first call came a couple of weeks ago from my grandson asking for masks for the company where he works.
“How many do you want?”
So I set to work. The quarter inch elastic is as scarce as hen’s teeth. After I ran out I asked a couple of neighbors if they had any. They came up with enough elastic for thirty. From there I made my own string ties.
The other night I learned on TV the masks are even more safe if you put a paper towel inside to keep the moisture of your breath away from the mask.
Last weekend I got a call from a neighbor asking me to make some for her. I guess this is going to be the new fashion statement for 2020!
Are you going to wear a mask?
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