The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel
coronavirus has created a shortage of protective equipment for
doctors, nurses, other health care providers, and patients. Many
health care centers have issued requests for homemade masks -- and
around the globe, sewists are answering the call.
That's why we've partnered with our sister brand
Library to create this FREE new
in-the-hoop face mask machine embroidery design. It's created
for comfort and durability, and is available in two sizes, for
adults (6"x10" hoop) and children (5"x7" hoop). While this mask is
not rated for disease prevention, the CDC has posted new
guidelines stating that in a crisis, a shortage of standard face
masks can be supplemented by other fabric face coverings. You can
use materials you likely already have on hand, and follow our
instructions to stitch masks completely in the hoop.
To donate masks, contact your local health care
system to ask if they are accepting mask donations, and how to
deliver or send them. You can also visit
WeNeedMasks.org for a list of facilities requesting masks. We
invite you to join us in stitching to help address this urgent need
for our medical community!
Plus, you can also download the
Wash Your Hands freebie to decorate hand towels and more, too!