I'm back with yet another project for you for our precious caregivers AND anyone that has to wear a mask for long periods of time. The mask wearers are getting some serious wounds behind their ears from prolonged wearing of the mask!
I had a box of buttons listed on FB Marketplace and a woman reached out and asked if I would be willing to donate some to her because she is making headbands for the hospital staff in my area. Her name is Donna and you can find her at Yards of Yarns Designs
Ok, so they are not the type of headband you think of when I say that word, they actually go across the back of the head and are used to keep the elastic from the mask from digging into the back of their ears. I am told that the mask wearers are SUPER GRATEFUL for these bands!
So you don't sew, but maybe you crochet and I bet you could knit one of these too!
The pattern is simple city and you can download it right here!
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Face Masks for Corona Virus
I have been BUSY! Sewing #heartsforcaregivers by night, and now I'm making masks by day. My goal is to make enough for the senior low income housing in my area.
Seems that it's been recommended that we all wear them when we go out and I would think even more so for the elderly. I'm totally ON Board with this, anything to reduce the chance of getting sick and passing germs along to others.
I am a sewer, I quilted for years and years so I have a big stash, some of which I have been selling off in my Etsy Shop and the rest, well, I'm just itching to use it up. I looked online for a Face Mask pattern and none of them were exactly what I wanted. Isn't that always the way? So I decided to fool around and after looking on my local Health care web site I came up with one.
It has a pocket on the wrong side so you can slip a liner in it, it has a nose guard and I mean wire inside so it bends to your nose and you can create it with elastic OR with straps/strings. Sounds good? Oh and it's made with ONE piece of fabric. I feel like it's really easy to make, I hope you do too.
Won't you take a look? And SHARE if you like the pattern!
Face Mask YouTube Video
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