Seamstresses went to work when COVID hit, sewing masks for people when there were no N95s left for healthcare workers. The rest of us could have a 3-layer cotton mask with a carbon filter pocket.
For most, wearing a mask, sanitizing hands, limiting personal contact, settling into our pod, are all ways to stay healthy amid the pandemic. The most common items we need are pocket hand-sanitizer and plenty of masks so we can wash and reuse them.
It’s become an art-form for some! Fabric choices, seasonal patterns, personal color preferences...it’s a way to express who you are while you protect yourself and others. With so many mask options, and so many places we find them in stores, we can own plenty, wash them every time we use them, and change colors with our clothing.
I found vintage pins at Gin’Gilli’s in Geyserville to dress up my masks. These things are going to be around for a while, we might as well have fun with them.
Have you noticed that people are beginning to find it easy to tell when someone is smiling and recognize people in spite of having half our faces under cover?
We’re adapting, as humans do.
So let’s have some fun. Here are a local mask-makers you can purchase from directly or find hand-made masks where you shop.
Toddler, youth and adult sizes $5-$8
$10.00 each. They have 3 layers and the wire for the nose adjustment
Text to order and details: 707-365-9492
The Kind King Clothing
WhatsApp 707 7664105
Adults and kids - With filter pocket $6 adults $5 kids
$5-$10 masks for men and women
Masks of Sonoma County (Noemi Hernandez)
$8 -12 Mailing flat fee $5
Buddy’s Farm Sonoma County
Gerald Leuschen and Family
Fabric selection changes and I make them to order. I also have individually wrapped from the manufacturer masks available. All masks are cotton with ear loops. Machine washable. $15 for handmade Men, women and childre
Courtney Duffy Morgan
Order on Etsy
Different style mask. It uses darts in chin and nose and fabric bindings for a good snug fit and comfort (no pain on ears). It takes longer to sew , about 1.5 hrs each, so I am having to charge $20 each for some of my time and Materials. $10+
Lela Harris - Lela’s Craft Center
3/$25. All made to order with around the ear elastic, ties, or around the head. Small medium and large. Men women’s & kids. Soon at Stitched2last.com
Soledad Carranza Nuñez
$5 single layer, $10 double layer. I make men’s, women’s, and children’s
Tami Lee Frizzell
Re-useable-reversible - hand made. $7+
ONLINE @ anfrimarche.com
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