Attention home sew-ers!

The local Hospice caregivers

are in need of homemade

face masks.

Please help protect local Hospice caregivers and patients by donating your time and materials to sew one, two, or several masks. Any contribution will be very much appreciated. We're hoping to contribute 50 masks, but let's shoot for more!

It's as easy as 1--2--3, and you don't have to be a master seamstress to do it!

  1. Go to any of the websites suggested below to download and print a pattern. Or, use your own pattern if you have one.

  2. Cut, sew, and assemble the mask(s).

  3. Bring your homemade masks to Church of the Ascension (726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC) and deposit them in the black mailbox located near the office entrance.

The local Hospice Director of Nursing has made one request.  If possible, please use a soft flannel fabric on one side and a cotton fabric on the other side. The flannel is not only soft against the face but also provides added filtration for persons who must wear the homemade mask without a medical-grade N-95 mask underneath.

  • Don't have flannel fabric? Don't fret. Masks made of a tightly-woven cotton fabric are appreciated, too. These coverlets are great for wearing over N-95 masks to help prolong the integrity of the medical-grade masks. You can also place a piece of felt between the two cotton fabric pieces for added filtration.

  • Masks and coverlets can also be made with tie strings, if you don't have any elastic in your sewing box.

CAN'T SEW?

Purchase masks from an online vendor (e.g., EtsyeBay, Facebook Marketplace) and have them shipped directly to:

Hospice Caregivers

c/o Church of the Ascension

726 1st Ave NW

Hickory, NC 28601

NO TIME TO SEW BUT HAVE EXTRA FABRIC, THREAD, OR ELASTIC?

A collection box will be set up in the church's breezeway, near the office door. Drop off donated supplies at your convenience through Friday, April 17.

Patterns & Instructions