Are you a Sewist local to the Big Bend of Florida? Want to join a virtual social movement of neighborhood sewers to support your community?
The Halfway Point is hosting a grassroots community drive to stitch together reusable, washable face masks to supplement the health supplies for the communities in our area that need it. These masks are sewn on a four-layered, 100% cotton & high-thread count standard and The Halfway Point is offering tutorials for both hand stitching & machine sewing through the Facebook event.
This is a preemptive drive, as we hear differing calls from across the globe and see an upcoming shortage in certain protective supplies. The face masks we create will be donated to a larger mutual aid fund run by Queer Tallahassee - an emerging group of LGBTQ+ professionals who aim to provide support to the marginalized corners of our community. The masks we make will directly support our Big Bend Area. For those that don't sew, but want to support this mission, we encourage you to sponsor a sewist & donate a face mask!
Saturday, March 28th, The Halfway Point will be hosting a virtual streaming event where masks makers can connect with one another while our seasoned Queer Makers whip up a bulk batch of fabric masks in the background.