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Give Back Through Craft: Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Boston Health Care for the Homeless supports some of the most vulnerable community members any time of year – but their services become even more important during a crisis like COVID-19. As they explain on their BHCHP website: People experiencing homelessness are exceptionally vulnerable to the coronavirus and its complications. Living in crowded shelters, transmission …

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How To Make A Face Mask With Ties From A T-shirt

Since the CDC just recommended that everyone wear a face mask in public to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, it’s time to talk about another way to make a face mask with ties. In my original DIY face mask that ties tutorial, the ties are attached permanently to the face mask using packaged bias …

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Face Mask Tips: Things To Consider For Coronavirus Protection

I thought I would pull together some helpful face mask tips for anyone looking for quick-start information on a face mask or covering for Coronavirus. There is a whole host of information about masks and filters and safety and efficacy and… Yep, it’s overwhelming and not always helpful. So this post is meant to give …

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How Long Should Ties Be On A Fabric Face Mask?

One of the most common questions these days for people making medical fabric masks is: How long should the ties be on a fabric face mask? The second question is: “What material should I use for fabric ties?” And strangely, the answer is, “It depends.” So I have provided some answers to both questions to …

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Sew For A Cause: 4 Popular Face Mask Patterns

I decided to share four of the most popular face mask patterns in one place, because I know I’m not the only one suffering from information overload. It’s amazing to see how many people have come together worldwide to support medical personnel, patients, and at-risk communities. The difficult part is to know who needs what …

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URGENT NEED: How To Make A Face Shield

If you are able to make a basic face shield, there is also an urgent need for these in healthcare environments in addition to face masks. I have already mentioned the Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies group on Facebook because they are a great group of people communicating, sharing, creating, and then improving a variety …

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Craft For A Cause: Where Can I Donate Face Masks?

The question, “Where can I donate face masks to protect people from COVID-19?” is top of mind for so many people right now. It’s on the minds of home sewers as well as local factories. It’s also on the minds of the 3D printing community across the globe. So this post is intended to point …

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