About Flatten the Curve Masks

Let’s make a difference together - while apart!

This weekend we had an idea that would help solve two problems.

Problem 1) There is a shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) in our healthcare system right now. Many medical systems and facilities have already put out a call for donations of homemade surgical masks. Masks for personal use are difficult to find.
Problem 2) Our factory, Sew Precise is now closed while all of Illinois is on a statewide shutdown for non-essential businesses. Our regular business is at a standstill since most of our clients have also closed down.


However, most of our seamstresses have professional-grade sewing machines at home. While it’s not feasible for them to continue working on large production runs (like, say, the Princess Awesome spring line) from their individual homes, they can definitely work on small projects - like surgical masks.

Here’s our idea: Make masks!  Our factory workers can produce surgical masks at home. Then we can alleviate the problems in two ways:

Solution 1) Create needed protective gear for our heroic health care workers and individuals who need them.

Solution 2) Create work and paychecks for the workers at the Chicago factory.


Sew Precise's owner and manager, Selvana Ashak, is coordinating the home production of surgical masks, and deliver them to medical facilities or ship them to individuals.

You can order masks in packs of ten or five, or donate masks to health care workers.