Did someone say face masks!
Several customers have contacted us in regards to making face masks and we want you to know that when we first saw this on the news, we thought it was a great idea too (though questioned the actual protection it would provide). We immediately contacted local healthcare facilities and were told they were not in need. At the beginning of April, the need changed due to shortages of proper PPE.
So...this is a call for help to all of our current and future customers to make masks! Once you are complete, please drop them into the bin at the front of the store. We will be emptying the bin daily. If your not a mask maker but woulds like to support our business and contribute to the cause, you can donate fabric here.
Elastic is in very short supply, so we have provided some alternate options below. There are also many patterns on social media and any can be used.
|Face Mask with Fabric Ties:
The first option for a face mask uses ties made from cotton. So, in case you don't have elastic or hairbands, here is video for you to view which gives directions for using the cotton ties. If you don't have fabric on hand, you can purchase kits from us here.
Fashionable Hairband Face Masks (by Jeana and Nora)
2. 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.
It is very important for everyone to know that these masks are in no way NIOSH, OSHA or FDA approved. The level of protection they provide has not been determined. Click here to read the CDCs recommendation on use of cloth face masks.