We are temporarily closing the shop to regular retail traffic.
Due to the newest recommendations, we are closing our doors to walk-in traffic.
What does that mean? We are still processing online orders and doing curbside service for phone orders as well. Our website will allow placing an order and at checkout you have several options including curbside pickup.
Please use this and we make sure your order is ready.
As the number of both confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 continue to increase we all have become aware of the necessity of "sheltering in place to protect others as well as ourselves.
We have been in touch with Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare and they WILL accept home-sewn facemasks to have ready in case of need.
We will have a box outside our front door for you to drop these off. They will need to sit untouched for several days before they can be used so this is in anticipation of need.
And, for goodness sakes, we all know we have some (?) fabric we could put to good use!
Here is a pattern that is quick and simple! I will try to get it on our website as well. There are several on the web as well. Mary has located a source for large spools of elastic so we hope to have that in soon!
How to make a Face Mask
What you will need
- Cotton fabric, a pretty print is best.
- Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also us 1/8” flat elastic)
- Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)
You can make two sizes: Adult or Child
1. Put right sides of cotton fabric together
o Cut 9x6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)
2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the
edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew
a few stitches forward and back.
4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
It is so easy to make this.
Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.
Let's all do our part to stay well, keep others safe & healthy, and do some charity sewing as well!
Sew Long for Now,
Mary and Cheryl