Make Your Own Face Mask: Learning How to Sew

 

This week, we are pretty excited to be hosting our own zoom program for teens where they will make their own face masks. Not only does it help them practice their sewing skills, but they will have made something they can use right away! To help them with their projects, the library provided them with a supply bag that included a face mask sewing pattern, a travel size sewing kit, fabric, elastic, a 101 Sewing Guide, and of course, a booklist of titles they could check out from the library. We also shared a few books on Hoopla they could instantly check out to learn more as well as shared some resources from our new free database Creative Bug:

 

Books about Sewing for Instant Digital Checkout on Hoopla: 
 
Prefer to Learn through Video Tutorials? Try our Database Creative Bug
 
While we get to practice our old fashioned hand sewing skills during the program, I have found that in the same time it took to make 1 by hand, I could make about 3 on the machine (thanks industrial revolution), so if you are someone who wants to make some masks yourself, be sure to check out Craft Passion’s Tutorial Video and get sewing!

Shanon Barton works in Youth Services at the Kirkwood Public Library. She started volunteering for KPL when she was in 7th grade and loves that she gets to work there as her “real adult job.” When not hanging out in the stacks at work, she can be found at home watching Netflix, eating pizza rolls, and planning themed events with friends. If you catch her with her nose in a book, it will most likely be a YA historical fiction novel with some sprinkling of supernatural or magical elements.