Sewing for Life – Free Fabric Mask Covers for Medical Professionals and 1st Responders
Have you been hoarding fabric… and you sew. Are you bored and worried about the Covid 19 crisis.
Can you make a difference? Yes. Sew for Lives. We made free, fabric, reusable, washable masks for all Health care givers. MD, RN CNA, MA Housekeeping, firemen, police, Home Health Our mask help protect the precious N95 masks that are in such short supply.
If you sew and want to make mask Sign up easily at sewingforlives.com. Click that you want to sew.
If you are a healthcare giver: sign up to have masks sewn for your facility / agency. Health care providers can easily ask for masks to be make and sent to them. Free masks!
I signed up to sew and clicked the wrong button. I am now the Outreach Coordinator for Oregon for Sewing for Lives. We have over 10,000 seamstresses and have sewn over 40,000 masks.
As part of the volunteer team, I am reaching out because the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and media outlets have informed the public that medical personnel may have only a limited supply of medical masks. Our group was created in response to the CDC’s new last-resort face mask recommendation and the stories of medical professionals resorting to office supplies to limit their exposure. Since then, our volunteers have made tens of thousands of mask covers, which have been distributed to healthcare and other support facilities across the U.S. and many more continue to be made.
Keep in mind that the mask covers our volunteer sewers create are not intended to prevent infection, or to replace personal protective equipment, but rather cover the medical grade masks. However, they are constructed in a way that can hold up through the disinfectant process and repeated use.
The CDC guidelines we reference can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html.
Sign up to sew or order masks for health care providers…. very easy to do.