The mask-making fury continues across the country, and despite the controversy about what works and what doesn’t I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s great!
No matter what you choose to do or not do, it’s great.
Many are sacrificing their time and making masks for friends and family, because something is better than nothing. If we don’t have the medical supply masks, we need to try and do our best to protect our friends and neighbors, even if that just means wearing a mask yourself.
I’ve also seen hospitals distributing medical grade supplies for sewists to sew and give back to the hospital- obviously this is IDEAL, but I have yet to get my hands on a kit- sewists all over the country are jumping at the chance to make a difference during this hard time.
If you’re like me, making masks in hopes that your elastic will be delivered sooner than you hope, you can find other supplies around the house that will work nicely!
How to Make a Mask without Elastic
Today I posted a video on how to use grosgrain ribbon to make the straps on the masks: quick, easy, and you don’t have 100″ of binding to sew. Check it out here:
No matter what you’re doing during this time, I hope you realize that there is no pressure. Your job is to stay in. Stay home. Stay calm. That’s all you’re being asked to do.
Edited to add:
I forgot to say how much ribbon I’m using in the video! I’ve found that 36″ on each side is a nice size.