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