Face Masks 2.0

It’s been many months since we initially shared our page of patterns, tutorials, and tips for making fabric face masks. As it becomes a part of our reality and folks are looking for more comfortable masks or just ones that fit them a bit better, we decided that maybe it’s time to revise our mask page. If you’d like to see the original post, please visit our Fabric Face Masks post.

But we have lots more patterns and tutorials along with new tools and products that you can use to help make your masks, whether store bought or homemade, fit better.

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Give the Gift of a Lap Blanket to a Hospice Patient

In 2020, we at Discount Fabric Warehouse have teamed up with Hawai’i Care Choices (previously known as Hospice of Hilo) to collect homemade lap blankets to be included in care packages for new Hospice patients. Since then, we’ve collected hundreds of wonderfully crafted blankets for donation. We appreciate all of the care and love that has gone into each and every one of the blankets that we have been able to pass on to Hawai’i Care Choices.

This year’s Lap Blanket Drive has arrived! Through August 31, 2022, we will be collecting homemade lap blankets for donation. You will receive a $5 Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate for each donation as a thank you for your generosity.

If you and your group would like to host a sewing party to create blankets for donation, please let us know. We will provide the space, machines, and materials. You just need to provide the instruction for those who need it and the enthusiasm to make the blankets. All blankets will be donated at the end of the session. For more information, please contact your nearest Discount Fabric Warehouse store to discuss availability.

We hope to continue to be able to provide Hawai’i Care Choices with beautiful blankets for their Hospice patients in the coming years. If you or someone you know has ever had a loved one in Hospice, you know that a small thing like a homemade blanket can make a big difference. We hope that you’ll share your sewing or crafting talents with us and contribute a blanket or two.

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Keiki Mask Drive

As the new school year looms closer, parents, guardians, and teachers have begun to start thinking of how the current pandemic will impact classrooms. There is an increased need for keiki (child) sized face masks as many kids have been cooped up at home or at a close family friend or relative’s house since their last day at school.

Throughout the month of August and into September, Discount Fabric Warehouse will be collecting keiki face masks for donation to schools across the state. For the Big Island, the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center as well as representatives from various schools will be handling distribution. We are currently still working on finding contacts on the other islands to assist with getting the masks where they are needed.

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