If you know your way around a sewing machine, Deaconess is asking for your help to make fabric masks to help the local medical community prepare for COVID-19. In a post to the Deaconess Facebook page, they say they are "welcoming fabric masks from our community as we prepare for COVID-19." The masks are really rather simple to make, if you know how to sew and require minimal materials. In fact, most crafters and seamstresses likely have some of the materials on hand already. Deaconess says the homemade masks, made of flannel or other tightly woven cotton fabric and elastic, are a CDC-approved method of protection against COVID-19. Before we moved into an age of single-use products, washable fabric masks were the standard in hospitals and healthcare. You can access the pattern for the masks here (courtesy of the Turban Project). Once masks are finished, call 812-450-8673 to make arrangements to get them dropped off.


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