The Sewing Army

The Sewing Army was created in March of 2020 to respond to the shortage of PPE for Healthcare, Essential Workers, low income & non profit organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. The group brought together over 3700 volunteers across North America to sew & donate PPE for organizations in need. We're proud to say that by year end, we donated over 113,000 handmade PPE. Our mission as a group has come to an end, but if you'd like to join our Facebook group to share your independent PPE donations or if you're looking for like minded mask makers, please join us by clicking the link at the top left of the page. If you are looking for PPE patterns and tutorials to make and donate in your own community, please click the "How to start for sewists" above. Thank you.

HOW TO START

HOW TO START

Information for sewists and helpers.

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PATTERNS, TUTORIALS & INSERTS

PATTERNS, TUTORIALS & INSERTS

Learn how to make PPEs with video tutorials and sewing patterns.

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HOW TO REQUEST PPE

HOW TO REQUEST PPE

If you are in need of PPE, click here to make a request.

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I’m so happy to announce that the donated sewing machines from @brothercanada to our group last year are moving on to help more people. Coordinated efforts through the help of Darci Cheyne @redfirefae & shipment by the University of Guelph Indigenous Student Society @uog_iss , we’ve donated 3 machines to Nunavut.

Machine 1 is going to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik Elementary School. Machine 2 is going to Kugluktuk High School & machine 3 is going to Cape Dorset. Darci included mask patterns, samples, elastic and some cotton too. Bravo to Brother Canada, Darci & U of G for making this happen ❤️
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#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
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#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 ...

Donated masks in action made by the lovely @nadialloydto! 😍

#TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #PPE #Masks #Healthcare #Toronto
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One of our wonderful sewing army members Lana Tarrant made 50 gowns in 5 days! 🥳 Thank you Lana!
#TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #Gowns #PPE #Healthcare
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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 ...

Scrub caps on scrub caps! 😍
#TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #PPE #ScrubCaps #Healthcare
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So thankful for Devorah at @studiofabricshop! Devorah has a small business and has donated hundreds of yards of fabric! We are very excited to give back to her! 🥳

We now have a gift card option on our website. Instead of donating cash to purchase supplies you can buy a gift certificate from @studiofabricshop! 🥰 link in bio for more information!

#TheSewingArmy #SewingArmy #Fabric #Donations #GiftCertificate #SmallBusiness #SupportLocal #SupportSmallBusiness #StudioFabricShop
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The beautiful, fashionable and heroic staff at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center! 😍 Thank you for all that you do! 💕 ...

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 ...

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.
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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
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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. 💕🧵😷
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To start it all off, a big thank you to @__rebecca_black__ who designed our amazing logo! 🥰😍
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To learn more about us visit: www.thesewingarmy.com.
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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. ...

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