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Hello, never in a million years did I ever think I would be explaining a pattern for a face mask to help combat a virus for a world wide pandemic. These are trying times we live in, but by keeping busy and social isolating we can do our part.
I am posting this tutorial because I think we are all trying our best to combat this terrible virus affecting everyone in society and we have a genuine wish to help. To date I have made 33 of these masks.
This mask does not replace the N95 mask.
There are conflicting reports out there about mask wearing.
We were told as a community not to buy masks to prevent a shortage for medical professionals.
What we do know is there are medical professionals in our community that are now asking for people to send them hand sewn masks.
Please see drop off and contact info for masks at the bottom of this post
As it relates to mask wearing as a whole community, I found this article: "It’s really a perfectly good public health intervention that’s not used,” argues KK Cheng, a public health expert at the University of Birmingham. “It’s not to protect yourself. It’s to protect people against the droplets coming out of your respiratory tract.”
About this mask :
Step 6- Turn your fabric to the right side.
Step 7-Top stitch close 1/8” to fold and seam line through one layer of fabric- see in photo below.
Please Note: if you wish to add straps you would extend the trim piece to 36 " centre it on the sides and top stitch without elastic. See photo below:
Not exactly a fashion statement and not at all pretty, but neither is this virus!
There is a need out there. Please contact local health authorities in your area to find out where masks are needed.
For KW area:
Completed masks can be delivered to either of these locations:
a) Community Living Cambridge, 160 Hespeler Road, Cambridge. The office is open from 8:30-4:30, however the doors are locked. Ring the doorbell and someone will answer the door.
b) Cindy’s daughter’s home (where Cindy is currently living). They can be dropped off in her mailbox. The address is #1 – 230 Blair Road, Cambridge. Cindy is also willing to pick them up from your home. Please contact her at 519-498-4292 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed masks can be delivered to any of the following locations:
Elmira- Karen Marche
9 Weigel Ave., Elmira
Call 519-669-1039 before dropping off please
487 Northlake Dr., Waterloo - Leave on the front porch
258 Manchester Rd, Kitchener
If you need child sized measurements please download the written tutorial here.
Many thanks to anyone is is willing and able to help!
Hope you are making the absolute best of your social isolation, take care and stay well!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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