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Ready to Comfort The Sick?

COVID-19 Face Mask Sewing

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

At your kitchen table

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult help may be necessary to assist with sewing and mailing

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Help families stay connected and keep loved ones safe from harm.

DESCRIPTION

Help make masks for families of kids that are sick. Families need immediate to receive protective gear.  These masks will help families stay connected to their loved ones.  


ITEMS NEEDED

  • Basic sewing supplies, including sewing machine
  • About 15 cm (6”) of a suitable fabric (Fabric options) - including tightly woven cotton for the outside and tightly woven cotton or viscose/rayon for the inner lining - NOTE: JOANN Fabric Stores also
    have pre-cut mask fabric available for pick up. Some are supplying the material and the elastic (so call your local store
    to see if they have supplies)
  • App

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Just some help from a parent with the sewing machine, as necessary


NEXT STEPS

Follow the step-by-step instructions provided here to get started. Contact Dulcie at Dulcie@mendingkids.org for any questions about where/how to donate masks locally.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Click here for a 1-page face mask pattern and instructions sheet.
  2. Collect needed supplies and follow instructions carefully in making your masks.
  3. Once made, prewash your masks before donating.
  4. E-mail Dulcie to coordinate shipment of completed masks @dulcie@mendingkids.org to arrange a porch drop-off or pick-up (if in the local area)
  5. Reach out to friends and family to see if they too can help.
  6. Share your efforts on social media. Use the hashtags: #MNRSMaskMakers #MillionMaskMayDay
  7. Feel good knowing you are helping in this time of crisis!
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