Face masks are heavily selling throughout the USA right now. So far, the only place people have been able to find them are from online, handmade businesses! I thought there couldn’t be a better time to buy a sewing machine. So, I did it. I purchased a Singer Start Essential 1304 sewing machine, a great tool for a beginner like me.
Once lock down hit, I was in my house with a sewing machine. But the funny thing is I didn’t have any elastic or bias tape. All the craft stores in my area had been closed down so there wasn’t a place to go pick some up. Amazon is delayed on all of its shipping. How could I make a face mask? Surprisingly, I got pretty creative and made this super simple mask with hair ties.
I found this is a great sewing machine to start with. I used to cut fabric at a craft store and asked people about the best sewing machines. This one was affordable (less than $100), and I was impressed with how easy it was to use.
Winding a bobbin was foreign to me sixty days ago. But after you watch this video, you will see how easy this machine can be!
Be sure to go to the 2:00 minute mark to see a stop motion animation of irises blooming in my backyard and this phenomenal kite we found flying hundreds of feet above.
Stay safe and thank you for reading!