Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a project for you that I thought I would have created back in March. The thing is I had no desire to make any of them since I work at a hospital and have to wear them all day long. Have you guessed what I’m talking about?
Yes, mask, wait, no face-covering. I decided to make some face-covering because an axillary group at my hospital decided to ask people from the community to make face-covering for individuals who can’t afford to get them and for those that live in hots spots within the hospital’s catchment area.
I saw the Nobody Fights Alone fabric from Riley Blake Designs, I knew it was time to make some face-covering.
Take a look at my Nobody Fights Alone Face Covering:
Making these face covering was so easy. I guess everyone knows that already, LOL.
Let’s talk about this fabric collection:
Nobody Fights Alone includes 13 fat quarters and one 35″ panel. This collection features classic icons representing nurses, doctors, EMS emergency dispatch, firefighters, police, and military on backgrounds of red, white, blue, black, gray, and a camouflage print.
Nobody Fights Alone Nurse Care Red
Nobody Fights Alone First Responder Red
White Aurifil Thread
HeatnBond Sew-In Interfacing
1/4″ Elastic Pins
Let’s see what it takes to make these cute face-coverings:
Cut the fabric and interfacing to 9″ x 6″.
With the right sides together, place the interfacing on the wrong side of the top layer.
Sew the 9″ side of the fabric. Leaving an opening for turning.
Open the sides of the mask and add the elastic right up against the stitched lines. Try not to twist the elastic—pin in place.
Sew down the side, stretching out the fabric. Backstitching over the elastic ends.
Repeat on the other side.
Turn the fabric inside out and iron.
Fold three pleats and pin.
Sew all the way around, closing the opening and keeping the pleats in place.
Add a second stitch over the pleats for reinforcement but not necessary.
I will make 50 of this face-covering so that my department can participate in the project!
What do you think? Please let me know.