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backtoblue

(11,011 posts)
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:13 AM Apr 2020

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.














Insomnia sucks, so I sewed some masks (Original Post) backtoblue Apr 2020 OP
Those are very nice. Phoenix61 Apr 2020 #1
Ribbon for these backtoblue Apr 2020 #2
Those are awesome!! I wish I knew how to sew and had a sewing machine Where I work mucifer Apr 2020 #3
Thanks! backtoblue Apr 2020 #4
Thank for sharing... Freedomofspeech Apr 2020 #5
You're welcome backtoblue Apr 2020 #9
Those are pretty! cwydro Apr 2020 #6
Ty backtoblue Apr 2020 #10
Lovely! Festive, even. n/t Laelth Apr 2020 #7
Ty backtoblue Apr 2020 #11
I've been sewing them with a crafting group I belong to The Blue Flower Apr 2020 #8
Thats great! backtoblue Apr 2020 #12
I've been amking them for friends and family PennyK Apr 2020 #13
Such a good ex you are! backtoblue Apr 2020 #14
bobbins IcyPeas Apr 2020 #15
Those look great! backtoblue Apr 2020 #16
I saw the instructions for the pocket-type IcyPeas Apr 2020 #17

backtoblue

(11,011 posts)
2. Ribbon for these
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:22 AM
Apr 2020

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

No elastic either.

mucifer

(22,946 posts)
3. Those are awesome!! I wish I knew how to sew and had a sewing machine Where I work
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:22 AM
Apr 2020

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!

The Blue Flower

(5,350 posts)
8. I've been sewing them with a crafting group I belong to
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:56 AM
Apr 2020

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.

PennyK

(2,297 posts)
13. I've been amking them for friends and family
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:38 AM
Apr 2020

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!

IcyPeas

(21,121 posts)
15. bobbins
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:49 PM
Apr 2020

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!



backtoblue

(11,011 posts)
16. Those look great!
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:55 PM
Apr 2020

I had to read the instruction book again lol

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

IcyPeas

(21,121 posts)
17. I saw the instructions for the pocket-type
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:07 PM
Apr 2020

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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