Sewing face masks in Yaralla

During homeroom, Yaralla students have been learning how to sew their own face masks using a pattern provided by The Big Community Sew (a British initiative empowering community members to create their own face coverings). 

Students applied their mathematical skills by drawing and cutting out their own paper patterns according to the specific measurements provided.  Students selected material, some understated and some very bright, then followed the paper pattern to cut out four layers of material.  

After carefully sewing the four layers of material together, students ironed the mask to provide a crisp edge before selecting a complimentary elastic colour to thread through both sides. 

Finally, small adjustments were made to ensure a snug fit on individual faces.