Handmade masks being sewn to help with masks shortage

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 18:20:27-04

An Acadiana woman is using her sewing skills to help health workers by making home-made masks.

Some hospitals are running low on face masks because of the pandemic. The masks are a way to help those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic and it's reaching beyond Acadiana.

"Now we're getting orders from all over the country," Brandi Decquir said. "We have Maryland, Washington , Chicago, Texas, and Alaska"

Decquir, along with her friends and family are keeping themselves busy during the the stay-at-home order. They're stitching home-made masks together, in an effort to fill a need in the medical industry.

"Like everybody saying, flatten the curve," Decquir said."These (masks) will at least help to keep people from purchasing the medical grading masks that everybody else needs. The ones that are in the hospital."

One was originally created for a friend, Decquir posted thefinal product on Facebook and immediately more requests were made.