Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee give essential workers 9,000 masks made by troops

Posted at 7:45 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 08:52:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee challenged local troops to make 5,000 masks by May 22 and the girls made nearly double that amount.

More than 200 girl scouts made and donated over 9,000 masks. Felicity Owen, of Nashville, made 450 masks.

"She picks out really fun prints, she’ll take people’s personalities or their jobs and make masks that match them," said Misty Owen, her mother.

Felicity made the masks with her grandmother who lives next door.

"My grandmother is so much better at sewing," Felicity said. "For every one mask that I have sewn she has sewn like ten."

Misty explained it was nice to see them make this memory together.

"They have their sewing machines side-by-side and they sit and sew together. In the beginning, she would mess up a few little steps and get upset and then her grandmother would come over and show her how to take it apart and try it again," Misty said.

This is the step-by-step guide Felicity made that explains how to make a cotton face mask. It includes pictures.