When things started going south Covid wise in NYC, my friends couldn't get their hands on ANY masks. I am not strong on the sewing machine but I cut out the patterns and my daughter, who is a wizard on a sewing machine, sewed them all. 3 for us in Connecticut and 8 for my friends in NYC. My friends were so thankful. It went so well that we made some smaller masks for a friend's kids in Houston! We felt like we DID something and they felt like they were fallowing the rules.