Brooklyn said that “it was really fun and I knew it was for a good cause.”
“I have always wanted to learn how to sew, and making the masks was a way for me to achieve that goal. I want everyone to stay safe, and making the masks was just one way of showing my support,” she said.
She’s not alone in taking to a sewing machine to help. Mason Schools teacher Emily Stein Cohen is also making masks from home.
“I’m using 100% cotton and they are folded & sewn in half, so two layers of material,” she said. “There is a pocket for people to put in their own filter.”
“I also have a small, flat twist tie that is sewn in there at the nose so it stays flat against the nose. They are not meant for front line, ICU doctors & nurses, they would not cover the N95 masks safely. My intention is for anyone who feels safer with a mask than without it, and I think that speaks for a lot of people today.”
A small, laminated tag is attached with a Biblical verse:” I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” From Phillippians 4:13.
“I’ve made about 375 so far,” she said.
“I decided to make masks because I looked around my community, then, even bigger, my friends and family nationwide and realized there is a real need for masks right now,” said Cohen. “ I love to sew and what better use of all this free time since we are in quarantine?”