Sew…what’s new?

Woke up this morning to thunderstorms and hoping the power won’t blip out again like it did last night.  That is no fun especially with DH working from home now.  Like many many other people I decided to start sewing some face masks for when I do go out and will be around others (which is not often) like going to the grocery store, pharmacy, post office, bank and carryout.

Mentioning carryout, ordered pizza from a nearby pizza joint via their online ordering system and I requested ring doorbell no contact delivery.  Worked great but we joked how once upon a time ringing a doorbell and not being there when it was answered was considered rude or a prank (or UPS/FedEx) but is now considered proper social distancing.  My how times are a changing!

But back to the sewing.  The only scraps I have in the house are from when I made throw pillows when I was on that kick (they are too thick for masks) or a very few from cosplay costumes I’ve made.  The polka dot material was from a Minnie Mouse outfit and the other?  A Dalek skirt I made.

The scissors have a history of their own.  My mother purchased the scissors for me (and the unseen all metal Singer sewing machine) when I took up sewing class in Home Economics back in high school and other than some oiling, cleaning and sharpening they are both working wonderfully.  I think I’d have to relearn sewing if I were to get a new sewing machine.  So many new buttons and such!  The pin cushion has probably been around almost as long too.

It was Nancy’s post over at Two Trails One Road about her making masks that prompted me to post my sewing.  You will not see me modeling one unless you happen to see it on my Instagram feed.

Here is one tutorial for making masks from Hobby Lobby and here is the other one from Johns Hopkins medicine.  There are also ways to make masks without needing any sewing skills at all; look them up on Google or Pinterest.

Take care out there – Teri




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18 Responses to Sew…what’s new?

  1. Good for you for making the masks! I just got finished reading Nancy’s post about sewing. Both of you reminded me of how I used to sew but my ancient (50+ years old) singer just doesn’t work any more.

  2. Timothy Price says:

    Craftiness during the lockdown. It’s one way to stay busy.

  3. Nancy says:

    Well look at you using your Mommas scissors! And the old sewing machine! Thanks for the shout out…

    This is just all so weird.

    My Moms sewing machine was the old metal one too. It went forward and backwards! And I loved it! These new ones have way tooooooo many gadgets and buttons.

    We are going to get through this… one mask at a time. Stay well my friend! We need another Arizona day!

    • You’re welcome and the scissors and the machine have always been mine. I do have the old cookie tin that mom had with thread in it still though ♥ We’ll always have Arizona just might have to wait a bit 😉

  4. Ingrid says:

    Awesome … nice job!

  5. They are beautiful. You will be stylishly safe.

  6. equinoxio21 says:

    Love your scissors. I have a pair just like that. My mother bought them in Holland half a century ago. (And we still have her Singer sewing machine too.
    How are you holding up?

    • They are great scissors aren’t they? I’m starting to feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and I just want to eat crunchy snacks. Y tu?

      • equinoxio21 says:

        Creo que no vi Groundhog day. Lo voy a buscar. We are fine so far. But the curves haven’t even begun to lift. I think the next 2 weeks will be decisive.

      • You’ve never seen Groundhog Day???? It is a must see classic! I’m hoping that by the end of this month we may be heading for better days. Pero quien sabes? Cuidate, amigo!

      • equinoxio21 says:

        Looked it up. Includes Andie McDowell, right. I might have seen it… 🙂
        I too hope we can see light at the end of the tunnel, around end of April. Hopefully.
        You too.

  7. Garfield Hug says:

    So lucky you can sew and make re-usable masks! Thanks for show casing your finished masks. Nice!

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