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Pharmacy Tech to Seamstress

I often get asked about the origins of this business. So what made me decide to start a sewing business?   Like many teens in the 90's, my first job was at a grocery store as a bagger, then cashier. One day, the pharmacy was short staffed. They asked me to go and work the pharmacy cash register. Let me tell you, I thought I was the bees knees working in that pharmacy. 😎 I went home full of air and determined to become a pharmacy technician.   Ten years later I'd long since reached my goal and was becoming jaded about my future.  Pharmacy technicians do make good money, but there isn't any room for advancement.  Usually the only way to...

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Cloth Mask Pattern (serger required, advanced techniques)

Start by cutting two pieces of fabric.  You can cut one on the fold, but it's better to use contrasting fabrics so the wearer knows which side goes out.   Next hem the top edge of the outer fabric.  Leave a gap in the center for a removable nose wire.   Serge the top edge of the lining.  Serge together the two mask layers at the bottom, wrong sides facing.  Top edge is left as is to form a pocket.   For cloth ties, use 1" wide strips (cut selvage to selvage). Begin serging down the strip, then when you get to the center of the strap placed the pleated mask under the strap. Keep sewing until you reach the end of the...

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