Super Stitch has received several requests from health care workers and first responders in need of face masks. An anonymous donor provided the funds to provide supplies needed to make masks for a local health care provider.
The homemade masks are a temporary solution to respond to a need as face masks are in short supply.
The initial request for the seamstresses to sew the masks resulted in hundreds of responses, more than Super Stitch could supply with kits.
The first request for 200 masks has been met with Super Stitch supplying kits.
The community nurses delivered the kits to be sewn to allow those involved to stay at home for their safety.
Ann Maas, owner of Superstitch, created a YouTube video that can be accessed from the website or Facebook page showing how to make the masks that were created using a vacuum bag material for the lining in order to provide the filtration necessary.
There is a link to download the pattern in the description of the video.
Doctors tested and approved the design.
Another version with a different vacuum filter is also being
“The response to make the masks has been overwhelming, Maas said. “It has been impossible to respond to each message but we are doing our very best.”
The store is closed, so customers are not to come to the store for kits or supplies.
Super Stitch recommends following its Facebook page and website for updates on availability of kits and supplies needed to make the masks.