Coat made from face masks
Coat made from face masks

Face Mask Quilted Coat

As I’ve talked about NUMEROUS times now, I’m super into quilt coats. I love the look, the feel, the heritage. BUT, as you also know, there’s a lot of debate going on about them. I’ve addressed it more in depth here. It turned into a VERY heated discussion.

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to tap into the trend without hurting anyone’s feelings and I think I finally nailed it. Face mask coat. There are SO many discarded masks laying around town so not only is it saving them from a landfill, but it’s protecting your body too from who even knows what anymore, you know?

It all started when I was going on lots of walks with my three month old. Hate to say it, but a lot of people don’t know how to use the trash can! So, being the earth-loving girl that I am, I thought it would be better to PUT THEM TO USE! I mean, they’re perfectly useable! If you’re only wearing it once, it might as well go on the body!  Coat made from face masks

And just think, if they’re doing a great job of shielding viruses, think of what they would do when protecting your body! It’s like armor really.

Coat made from face masks

I removed all the wire from the nose area (I’ll be turning that into a project too, stay tuned!) as well as the elastics (hair ties coming soon!). I attached them to some infusible interfacing and then sewed them together to form a piece of fabric. But, it also needed a little something extra. RIBBON AND COLOR! We finished off the edges with some grosgrain ribbon in yellow, greens, and pinks. Coat made from face masksCoat made from face masks

On that note, I know a lot of you are going to want the same thing soooooooo, I’ve opened up a new company called Burlington Covid Factory where I’ll make coats from YOUR masks. Just send me your discarded face masks (or of your loved ones’) and we’ll flip it around in less than a week. Can you imagine the meaning behind each coat?

Coat made from face masks Coat made from face masks

Lastly, Happy April Fools Day!

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