The Government is now recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public spaces where social distancing is difficult, like shops, at work and on public transport. For more information on how guidance applies to where you live, please visit the links below.
The Big Community Sew is here to help ensure that every person in every community in Britain has the face covering they need.
There are around six million sewing machines in homes across the UK and if every one of those machines can be used to make just a dozen face coverings that would be enough for every person in the UK.
Sewing is an intensely practical act of kindness and we want this campaign to build on the community efforts established during the pandemic. Check on your neighbours to see if they need face coverings, just as we asked if they needed help with shopping when we first went into lockdown.
Find out who in your community needs face coverings, and get making. And if you’ve not sewn in a while, we’re providing how-to videos, patterns and guides to help.
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