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Calling all crafters, fabric hoarders and anyone with a sewing machine: Sew facemasks for your community

facemasks by The Patchwork Bear

For all crafters, fabric hoarders and anyone with a sewing machine: Many hospitals are in need of facemasks.

Due to the shortage of surgical and N95 respirator masks, hospitals and clinics are asking for donations of handmade facemasks. These don’t replace the N95 ones but can be used throughout the hospital by non ER staffers or over N95 masks to extend their use. 

If your local hospital is not accepting or in need of facemasks, consider making a few and donating them to your local EMS, post office or grocery store. While they may not be the best option in filtering out coronavirus, they are still helpful. Get the whole family involved for a productive project and time well spent. We spent the morning making a few and I even got my husband to cut patterns and my kids to make the straps! sewing facemasks The Patchwork Bear facemask cutting patterns

Here's a great link to a simple pattern with instructions ando tutorial:
https://freesewing.org/docs/patterns/fu/

Feel free to reach out or comment if you have any questions about making these. Stay well everyone!

xo- JC

March 24, 2020 — Jennifer Cura