The Sewing Army was created by Toronto Fashion Designer Diana, of Diana Coatsworth Design to respond to the shortage of PPE for Healthcare & Essential Workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The Sewing Army brings together over 3700 volunteers across North America to sew & donate PPE for organizations in need. The Facebook page is a place we can come together, ask questions, share resources & support one another. Since our last tally on June 18th, we’ve donated over 85,000 PPE to essential workers. As of June 2020, medical grade supplies are more readily available, so we’ve transitioned our PPE donations towards low income and non profit organizations in need. Please remember that these masks are not medical grade or replacements for N95 masks and should not be used as such.
If you haven’t already checked out the amazing film “A Day in the Life” then here is another reminder! (Link in bio!) This video celebrates the over 3,500 volunteers who came together to sew, volunteer and deliver over 85,000 masks, gowns and scrub caps to front line and essential workers during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huge thank you to the AMAZING who created this beautiful 2-minute documentary of our journey:
Prod Co.: @skinandbonesfilm
Director of Photography: @daletidy
Executive Producer: @joanelizabethbell
Executive Producer: @liane_thomas
Executive Producer: @ashleymonaghan
Executive Producer: @kmccluskey
Audio Director: Mark Domitric
Music Supervisor: Rich Hamilton
Chief Engineer: Brian Bernard
Song: Original Music by @wearegraysonmusic
DI Editor: Matt Annitto
DI Editor: Glenn Weidlich
DI Coordinator: Serena Bové
DI Executive Producer: @kiaora_bro
#ThankfulThursday: a HUGE thank you to @brothercanada who was extremely generous in lending us 30 refurbished machines!
The amazing Jennifer Wigmore (@jenniferwigmore) was lucky enough to be a recipient! 💜🧵 #TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #BrotherCanada #BrotherAtYourSide #Sewing #SewingMachine #Sewists #PPE #JenniferWigmore...
#ThankfulThursday: Thank you @dunyaharvest for the beautiful fabric and thank you to @creativereusetoronto for helping us make bundles! 💜
#TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #PPE #Fabric #Gowns #Bundles #Grateful #Toronto...
#ThankfulThursday: We are beyond grateful for @caasco and how they have been such a generous partner! They help us deliver finished face masks, scrub caps and gowns to their final destination. SAFE, efficient and incredibly kind! 🥰💜 #CAA #Partner #Grateful #ThankYou #PPE #Delivery #TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #Healthcare #Masks #ScrubCaps #Gowns...
Just over two months in and some of our remarkable members are excited to announce the amazing feats we have accomplished thus far:
442+ Bags! Petrolia Team Leader Jessica Farrel
739+ Gowns! Ottawa Team Leader Christine Thompson
1078+ Headbands! Master Tabulator Beth Bruck
3096+ Scrub Caps! Niagara Team Leader Carol Buchanan Jackson
36,874+ Masks! Stratford Team Leader Bonnie Deakin
67,709+ TOTAL PPE! Nurse and Sewing Army Sewist Patrice Owens
We can’t wait to see what month 3 holds!
#TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #Sewists #PPE #Bags #Gowns #Headbands #ScrubCaps #Masks #Healthcare #Donations #Grateful #Toronto #Canada...
Never underestimate the power of a woman and her sewing machine 🧵💪🏻Thank you @mtsmississauga for the beautiful loaner! 🥰 #TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #Sewing #PPE #Healthcare #Toronto #DianaCoatsworth...
This is Anna, an ICU doctor at North York General Hospital, who is rocking one of our beautiful handmade caps! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, sewing army consultant, and a HERO👩🏻⚕️💕 #SewingArmy #TheSewingArmy #PPE #DoctorsofInstagram #Hero #frontlineworkers #Grateful...
Only 1 month in and The Sewing Army PPE donations tally is absolutely remarkable! 👏🏻 WOW! Thank you for every mask, cap and gown made this past month. Every single one counts! We look forward to seeing this number grow daily! 💕❤️ #TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #PPE #PersonalProtectionEquipment #ThankYou #MakingADifference...
Just a glimpse of some of the amazing work our army of over 3,000 do! 😍😷👏🏻 Want to get involved or learn more about us? Visit www.thesewingarmy.com.
Please remember that these masks are not medical grade or replacements for N95 masks and should not be used as such. #TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #Masks #Community #Sewing #Healthcare #PPE...
Welcome to The Sewing Army! We bring together sewers, makers and helpers across North America to sew face masks, scrub caps and hospitals gowns for healthcare providers and essential workers in need. We look forward to sharing our amazing journey, showcase our outstanding army members and pay tribute to those on the frontline. 💕🧵😷
To start it all off, a big thank you to @__rebecca_black__ who designed our amazing logo! 🥰😍
To learn more about us visit: www.thesewingarmy.com....
Hi there! 🙋🏼♀️Meet our amazing founder Toronto Fashion Designer @dianacoatsworthdesign who responded to the shortage of PPE for Healthcare, Frontline, and Essential Workers during the COVID-19 crisis by starting The Sewing Army 🧵 Follow our page to learn more....