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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:13 AM

Insomnia sucks, so I sewed some masks

Cotton double layered and has a pocket for a filter. Got about 20 finished and a few to add ties to. These are for family, then local hospitals if needed.

I haven't used a sewing machine in so long that it took two hours of exploded bobbins, a broken needle, and some cursing before I figured it out.














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Reply Insomnia sucks, so I sewed some masks (Original post)
backtoblue Apr 2020 OP
Phoenix61 Apr 2020 #1
backtoblue Apr 2020 #2
mucifer Apr 2020 #3
backtoblue Apr 2020 #4
Freedomofspeech Apr 2020 #5
backtoblue Apr 2020 #9
cwydro Apr 2020 #6
backtoblue Apr 2020 #10
Laelth Apr 2020 #7
backtoblue Apr 2020 #11
The Blue Flower Apr 2020 #8
backtoblue Apr 2020 #12
PennyK Apr 2020 #13
backtoblue Apr 2020 #14
IcyPeas Apr 2020 #15
backtoblue Apr 2020 #16
IcyPeas Apr 2020 #17

Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:17 AM

1. Those are very nice.

What are you using for ties?

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. Ribbon for these

I used all of it, so im gonna have to find something for the other masks.

No elastic either.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:22 AM

3. Those are awesome!! I wish I knew how to sew and had a sewing machine Where I work

as a pediatric hospice nurse we finally are being told to wear masks. For weeks they have been encouraging volunteers to make masks from a special pattern. They are gonna give us volunteer made masks on Monday. Our policy will be to wear the homemade mask with a surgical mask inside as a filter. They are having us try to use the surgical mask for one week with one back up surgical mask. Will see how that goes. But, many families don't want us in their homes so we are doing a lot of video visits.

It's really wonderful what you are doing for your family and the hospitals!

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:34 AM

4. Thanks!

You. Are. An. Angel.

Hospice nurses are some of the best humans I've met.



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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:39 AM

5. Thank for sharing...

Going to drag out my sewing machine today. I appreciate the photos.

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:33 AM

9. You're welcome

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:41 AM

6. Those are pretty!

If you decide to sell any, let us know!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:34 AM

10. Ty

Gonna try to close my eyes now lol.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:44 AM

7. Lovely! Festive, even. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:36 AM

11. Ty

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:56 AM

8. I've been sewing them with a crafting group I belong to

I had not had my sewing machine out in years, so I went through the same thing in getting reacquainted with it. I've done 50 so far and have gotten my time down to less than 10 minutes each. I'm also doing the rectangular ones. Whoever is putting the kits together for us (we pick them up in a bin behind our church) is giving us balls of string made from thin strips of t-shirts.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:38 AM

12. Thats great!

Dang, you're getting fast!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:38 AM

13. I've been amking them for friends and family

My ex-husband asked for some for his "new" family (we all get along). New wife doesn't cook OR sew.
He asked how much and i told him I wanted one roll of TP for each!

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Response to PennyK (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:45 PM

14. Such a good ex you are!

I told a neighbor the same thing about TP

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:49 PM

15. bobbins

LOL same here. I dragged my Singer out last week and had to read the instructions again how to thread the machine and fill the bobbin.... an hour later...... I started. Took me like 7 hours to make the first mask. LOL Also had no elastic.... ended up cutting tubes out of pantyhose -- it works!



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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:55 PM

16. Those look great!

I had to read the instruction book again lol

I sewed the first one by hand and boy were my hands sore!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:07 PM

17. I saw the instructions for the pocket-type

but that was too complicated for me. I'm not much of a sewer. It's sort of fun though (if it wasn't for an actual pandemic, of course....)

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