King County and its Sewing Community hosts Window Masks 101 Workshop to create “Smile Masks”

King County’s Community Repair Events Program and its sewing community will be hosting a virtual workshop demonstrating how to make window masks, also known as “smile masks” on December 29, 2020.

Free and open to all, the workshop will cover:

  • Different styles and materials for window masks.
  • How to make these at home with your own sewing machine.
  • Tips for individuals and organizations using window masks, on topics including: washing; avoiding fogging of the clear plastic panel; and distribution to those who can use them, even during lockdown conditions.

As the pandemic has put a pause on most of the repair events, many in the sewing community have dedicated their time in creating window masks for local organizations, in part of the COVID assistance project.

The King County Repair Events team first created window masks for the Children’s Therapy Clinic at Valley Medical Center. As the sewing community created more masks, the sewers have brought more reusable masks to more organizations with improved designs. Some of these organizations include Vashon Island Senior Center and the regional Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center.

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Zoom webinar

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