When I first realized the reality of COVID 19 staying around, I immediately turned my worry to Adam. Adam has somewhat of a compromised immune system due to respiratory issues. Adam had RSV as an infant, and has asthmatic symptoms during cold, flu and RSV season.
He also battles seasonal allergies and a host of other respiratory conditions. However, Adam is not an unusual case as many children have asthma and other breathing problems.
When I saw the need for home made masks, I wanted to do something for our community while including the children in the process. I thought sewing masks might be a fun project for us while we are quarantined, and wanted the kids involved.
I borrowed my mom’s sewing machine and took a few virtual lessons with her on how to sew. I searched the internet for a simple, yet professional mask design and off I went!
The kids have picked every print I’ve purchased and help with cutting the elastic. This passion project has surpassed my wildest expectations, as I am making hundreds of masks for anyone who needs one.
My masks are FREE. I don’t charge for the masks or for shipping. Amazingly enough, donations for materials have poured in from YOU and it’s covered my costs so far. I’ve received requests for masks from medical professionals, first responders, cancer warriors, pregnant women, daycare employees, essential workers, teachers and for children like my son… 𝗛𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗪𝗛𝗬.
I’m proud to see your beautiful faces wearing the masks we’ve made for you. If I’ve made you one, please tag me or send me a DM so I can share.
In the meantime, I’ve received a lot of questions about the pattern I use and steps I take to make the masks, so I wanted to share this quick tutorial!
Please feel free to email me or comment below if you have questions, would like to order a mask, or if you’d like to donate to the cause.
Stay safe, friends!
- Sewing Machine
- 1/4 inch Elastic
- 100% Cotton Fabric (print + white)
- Flannel Fabric Insert
- Fabric Scissors
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