Making Face Masks for our Community
Over 10,000 Masks To Be Distributed!
Here at Karina Dresses, we care about not only customers but our community as well.
When I first began my business back in 2008, I knew that my clothing company would uphold the same strong set of beliefs and convictions that I hold about making the world a better place through positivity, gratitude and self-acceptance. So it should come as no surprise that when I learned about the shortage of face masks for health care workers due to the global pandemic known as COVID-19, I immediately began utilizing my network of suppliers and manufacturing resources to make cloth face masks for my community. Here is a look at our process and how we are making a difference in our upstate New York community:
Even if you can't sew, there are ways you can still help. If you'd like to make a private donation to help us continue to distribute masks to those who need them, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your donation will be going towards purchasing supplies. I will continue to coordinate and organize the project for as long as it is needed and useful to my community.
If you do sew, join us by making face masks for your community! Here are some resources to help you get started. Start small, think big!
Download Your Own Mask Pattern at Home
There are several free sewing patterns available if you are interested in making masks for your family, friends and community. Here are a few links to get you started:
Fu Mask: Courtesy of FreeSewing.org
Face Mask with Elastic or Ties: Courtesy of Deaconess Hospital (link includes video tutorial)
Face Mask with Filter Pocket: Courtesy of Instructables.com
Here is a great video tutorial you can use for reference if you are looking to make your own masks for your family or your community.
One of our sewers, Michelle, made several YouTube videos to demonstrate how to make a mask as well!
Finally, if you live in the Kingston, NY area and you would like to volunteer your sewing skills please contact us via email ONLY: email@example.com. Please no phone calls or social media messages. Email is the easiest way for us to stay organized with communication about this project. Thank you for your understating!