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Re: Sewing strips

Diane
 

Some companies cut the strips to measure from the tip and some from the inside angle.  Just measure your strips and sew accordingly.  


On Sat, Mar 28, 2020, 12:22 PM Janet via Groups.Io <krjanetl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

How do i sew 2 1/2 strips that are cut using shears?  It appears that I would measure from the tip of the triangle
Janet





Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Steven C. Haber
 

Here’s a link to the pattern our local hospital is recommending, but they seem to be accepting any type:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rz5pk5s0p634eh1/Beebe%20COVID-19%20Face%20Mask_FINAL.pdf?dl=0

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Karen Cone
 

I am making several for our near by nursing homes and hospitals.

On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:11 AM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Any chance of getting a photo and directions for this type of mask?

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

bhd02@...
 

Any chance of getting a photo and directions for this type of mask?

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

Shirley Allen
 

Thats great.  You are doing a great service-keep sewing

Re: Masks

Shirley Allen
 

Good for you****

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

B Diane Landon
 

Many places here need masks. We sewers have formed a group online where those who need masks fill out a form. Then we sewers make the masks and report on a second form. Needs are matched up with finished product. There are several styles and we make what is requested Many places have made a safe drop off place. Mine is the church across the street, a box outside Door in a covered spot. However, do to my health and age I don’t go out even that far. I will place my completed masks in a bag outside my door and another person will collect and take to church. During the civil war women rolled bandages and knitted socks. During WWII both women and men rolled bandages and knitted socks. During this war all persons are sewing, collecting product, delivering to exchange point. More than one none sewer has procured materials for the masks. We are all in this together
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Sewing strips

Janet
 

How do i sew 2 1/2 strips that are cut using shears? It appears that I would measure from the tip of the triangle
Janet

Re: Masks

bhd02@...
 

FYI, In my stash I found two "Pin Wheel Bejewel" rolls of quilting cotton cuts 21/2". Cut lengthwise, they are the perfect size for four mask straps. I'm making them for a local dealer.

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Shirley Allen
 

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Shirley Allen
 

Thank you Jim for all your comments as it helps people realize how dire this situation is.  As far as the pipe cleaners they are the one used in crafts not in pipes, but they work well if cut in 3" lengths to fit in between the top layer of the mask to make them contour around the nose. I just make a stitched area to hold in place.  The masks are made of 100% cotton & can be washed many times.  Inside is an opening for inserting a filter or whatever they have available & these can be thrown away & replaced as needed.  As far as where to send them you can call your area hospitals, nursing homes & etc or go on the internet & see where they are needed.They use cotton gowns & they should be a chince to make as one size fits all.I do not have a pattern for that, but I think somewhere on the internet does. You see Jim I was a nurse in a intensive unit & I know how these things work & I also know how dedicated these nurses & Drs & health worker are.  Also how exhausting this work is.  So keep them in your prayers to stay well & be able to do their job. God Bless them for all they do.  I will send you a pic of my masks, but I am waiting on some elastic around the ears to finish them up.

Re: Masks

Jim Stutsman
 

As Mary stated, they want ties, not elastic. I'm sure that you can find a facility local to you that is in need of the masks you've made. Thanks for helping!

Re: Masks

Ginger Benckert
 

Mary, my mask are with elastic, I don't have the supplies right now for ties.

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On March 27, 2020 at 1:59 PM "Mary Green via Groups.Io" <mgreenr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


My daughter is a Pharmacist on the Navajo Reservation, and they are in need of masks. They must be pleated, with a pocket for a filter, and have ties- no elastic. The masks must be mailed, but DO NOT PUT YOURSELF AT RISK GOING TO THE POST OFFICE!! The address is:
Northern Navajo Medical Center
Hwy 491 N
P O Box 160
Shiprock, NM
Attn: Pharmacy


Thank you all, and stay safe,
Mary Green


Masks

Mary Green
 

My daughter is a Pharmacist on the Navajo Reservation, and they are in need of masks. They must be pleated, with a pocket for a filter, and have ties- no elastic. The masks must be mailed, but DO NOT PUT YOURSELF AT RISK GOING TO THE POST OFFICE!! The address is:
Northern Navajo Medical Center
Hwy 491 N
P O Box 160
Shiprock, NM
Attn: Pharmacy


Thank you all, and stay safe,
Mary Green

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Claire Schutz
 

If anyone is unable to find elastic there are other methods, check other videos for suggestions, Claire S.

On 3/27/2020 7:31 AM, Steven C. Haber via Groups.Io wrote:
Some hospitals, including our local one, are ASKING community members to make and donate these masks. They have a use for them. The studies I read say that they are less effective than medical grade masks, but something is better than nothing. That’s how desperate we’re getting while state governments have been left hanging on their own trying to get supplies. I hear our local hospital is also distributing them to first responders. So many people across the country are making them that elastic is a lot harder to find now than toilet paper. So, if you have a stash of thin elastic, PLEASE consider donating it to anyone making these masks, or seeing if your local hospital has someone coordinating mask making. They’re not perfect, but they’re better than having nothing.

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

Jim Stutsman
 

As you pointed out, Facebook is far from a paragon of valid information. The current situation is something few, if any, people have ever gone through before. All of the media, both news and social, are in a relentless pursuit of viewers. Facebook leans more toward emotional triggers. The thought that exhausted health care workers are now reduced to wearing bin bags (trash bags of US readers) resonates with us. However we've had this signal before, in incidents like the fabled little boy in hospital asking for people to send him cards. Long after he was home and well cards kept coming, causing a great deal of stress for the family. It's possible that at least one hospital in the US has run out of scrubs, particularly in New York where the situation is most dire. The existing infrastructure can resolve that problem than a bunch of well-meaning volunteers. What sizes are needed? What type of fabric? How to get them where they are needed? We're all eager to do anything we can in this crisis, but we need an organization less profit-focused than any of the media to coordinate the effort.

Locally one of our largest sewing machine dealers has sent out emails asking for volunteers to make masks. You can drive by to pick up supplies and drop off completed masks, and if you make enough you get entered in a drawing for a Janome S5. Having been a retailer, I understand what's behind this. Retail rent in this area is insanely expensive, and as the days tick by with no customers, it's a desperate situation. However, as previously pointed out on this list, they've run out of elastic. While ties would likely work, they are using pipe cleaners! This is probably indicative of the fact that whomever organized the project does not actually sew, or they would have realized that ties would work.

To put things in perspective, I offer up this blog post: https://seths.blog/2020/03/calm-also-has-a-coefficient/
As our friends in UK said during WW II, keep calm and carry on.

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Some are requesting ties instead of elastic because they can be adjusted to fit.  

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

Lyn Quine
 

I’ve just read, that American medics are having to wear plastic bin bags because they don’t have enough scrubs.  How true this is, I don’t know, it was on Facebook and we all know how reliable that can be, but if it’s true in only one hospital then there is a need for something there as well.  I’m in the UK so can’t be of any help.

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands lets do what we can to help. Shirley

Steven C. Haber
 

Some hospitals, including our local one, are ASKING community members to make and donate these masks. They have a use for them. The studies I read say that they are less effective than medical grade masks, but something is better than nothing. That’s how desperate we’re getting while state governments have been left hanging on their own trying to get supplies. I hear our local hospital is also distributing them to first responders. So many people across the country are making them that elastic is a lot harder to find now than toilet paper. So, if you have a stash of thin elastic, PLEASE consider donating it to anyone making these masks, or seeing if your local hospital has someone coordinating mask making. They’re not perfect, but they’re better than having nothing.

Re: I meceived a message from the American Sewng Guild about the mediate need for face masks, how to make them & where to send them. If you are able to help please read the article. We are all home & have lots of time on our hands le

Shirley Allen
 

Good for you. I have worn scrubs that are too big do not fit right and make a miserable day at work to be comfortable. Our medical staff are going through terrible times right now and they are exhausted from their efforts. Any thing we can do to help them is vital right now.