Local shop sewing masks for hospital workers

Posted at 8:31 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 08:57:52-04

CLEVELAND — A local sewing shop is switching gears to help fill a need.

Pins and Needles Sewing Shop is recruiting the sewing community to help make masks for hospital workers.

"And the sewing world here in Cleveland is pretty brusk so we knew that they will respond," owner Jan Brostek said.

The shop posted a simple pattern on their Facebook page that they say anyone can make.

All you need is cotton, elastic and a wire.

It only takes between five and 10 minutes to sew them.

Once you make a few, you can drop them off at any Pins and Needles location and they'll get them to local hospitals.

Click here for more information.

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