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Software Club May 2020



Hello everyone - a belated Happy's Mother's Day to you. I hope you are all staying safe in these troubling times.

Even though we still can't get together this month for Software Club, I needed a break from making face masks and isolation gowns.  So I've come up with a class for this month - face masks!  I will finalize the notes and send them out later in the week.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we knew it has changed and will never be the same.  One of the results is the wearing of face masks when going out in public.  Many people, children especially, don’t want to wear these masks. With that in mind, let’s try to make face masks fun, while still being safe and effective.  There are a lot of different patterns for face masks available on the internet, many of them free, but where’s the fun in that?  After looking at many of these options, some are more suitable than others. This project is based on internet research and making lots of masks for charity – we will create some fun in the hoop (ITH) face masks. We will not use dense stitching as that will create more holes in the fabric.  However, there is still some stitching, so we will add a pocket to the back that will allow an additional filter to be added, to make them safer. If the pocket isn’t added, the project is all done in the hoop.  We will use Frames and SuperDesigns to add some embellishments.  Here's an example:

If you have paid for the year in advance you will automatically get a copy of these notes.  If you would like the notes and haven't paid in advance,  please sign up online at our  website so that I can forward you the instructions.  Because we can't meet in person, I have created a new class.  In the search field type in Covid and you should get the new class displayed. Click on this class and proceed with adding to the Cart, etc. This class is less expensive to balance out that we can not meet in person.  Of course you are most welcome to e-mail me any questions on the notes if you have any problems following them, as always.

I hope this will keep you busy for awhile to help with boredom being at home.  

The recent Provincial Guidelines allow stores with street entrances to open as of the week of May 11
th and Sew-Jo’s does meet that requirement.  However, at this point in time it is not possible to allow customers in the store accommodating the full guidelines (physical distancing, etc.)  Therefore, we will continue with curbside pickup only for the time being with reduced hours as noted below.  If these hours are not possible for you, please contact us at to arrange an appointment for a specific time.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Stay safe!

Cathy Hamilton