The order has come down from Premier Ford that all non essential businesses must close. However, Husqvarna® Viking® is temporarily allowing Dealers to sell machines online! See below for further details.
Although some of us like to think that Sew-Jo's is "essential", to our mental health if nothing else, we will be closing the store Tuesday, March 24th at 4:00 PM and will remain closed until further notice. If you need supplies, please contact us via e-mail and we will make arrangements to get them to you.
Please feel free to continue to contact us via email or Facebook if you need assistance on anything. We will do our best to help you.
Until then, please keep safe.
Jo and Cathy
COVID-19 - How You Can Help
As sewers and quilters we are a community of sharers. Many have been asking how we can help. A request has been sent out from Hospice Care Ottawa on facebook. They are in need of reusable protective gowns. See the following link for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/568262013516372/permalink/1145072679168633/. The pattern can be downloaded here: Reusable Protective Gown Pattern (Hospice Care Ottawa)
Similarly, it appears there is a general opinion the home made face masks are at least better than nothing since there has been none in stores to buy for weeks, and this virus is probably going to be around for a while. Please be aware, however, they are not a protection against the virus and are not adequate for health care workers. Please do not show up to hospitals with home made masks. This link provides Canada's official position: Health Canada Notice to General Public and Healthcare Professionals
The following is the result of research from one of our customers on how to make your own Face Mask
Quilting blog – Buttoncounter - https://buttoncounter.com/2018/01/14/facemask-a-picture-tutorial/
Deaconess Health of OK USA - See a blog post and a short YouTube -
AB MASK – More detailed style and requires printing a pattern to follow -
You tube – DIY fabric face mask ( Pattern and style appears same as the ButtonCounter version) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIR1tLAz8RM&feature=emb_rel_pause
YouTube Flu Facemask with a contoured pattern – fitted and has 3 sizes to make - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhDFaulAgoA
You tube – Face mask with a non woven fabric layer with a wire at nose ridge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phP9k3sxm3U
This site explains and describes best fabrics for DIY face masks - https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/?fbclid=IwAR1XBXug03WJ4-SvxO0zu3VvnhZ8VokKD_sqNaOyLqdGI53fJrl-S5V55DY
………………….created by sm March 21 2020
For those of you who want to use your embroidery machines, the following links provide free designs for you to use:
There is even a Youtube video on how to make face shields: Sailrite Face Shield How to
Sew-Jo’s is your local Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealership. We have a reputation for excellent after sales service and specialize in creative classes that inspire you to use your machine to its fullest potential. Our services include sales of top quality sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers, which include free owners' classes with each machine purchase.
Sew-Jo’s offers classes that focus on machine techniques through classes on sewing, quilting, serging, embroidery and embroidery software. Someone is always available during business hours to answer any questions you may have about our products or your project.Sew-Jo’s strives to offer classes and a community that inspires you to try new things whether you are a novice or an experienced fibre artist.
Until April 13, 2020
Husqvarna® Viking® is allowing Dealers
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