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
Urban Threads 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
Plus, you can also download the
We're All In This Together freebie to decorate hand towels
and more, too!