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Nashville designer helps make masks for health care workers

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 07:38:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville woman has found a way to transform her love for sewing into a way to help health care workers on the front lines.

Sarah Jameson is used to making custom wedding gowns for brides or helping with dress alterations, but lately, she's been working on something different.

"Well, three weeks ago I noticed weddings were getting canceled," said Jameson, owner of Rudy Lou, "So I started thinking what else could I do?"

Nowadays Jameson is using her time to make fashionable face masks.

The Rudy Lou owner has already made more than 200 masks and she’s about to make 400 more this week. She makes two kinds of masks: one for every day people to wear and another that has a pocket to put a filter inside for health care workers.

"I sent out 150 of the filter ones all over the county," Jameson said, "From nurses in California, to New York and Chicago, as well as three or four hospitals here."

Jameson says some days it feels like hope is hanging on a thread, but she knows there will be come a day when everything goes back to normal. For now, she’ll keep using her talent to stitch a little love into every mask.

Jameson says she’s only charging 5 dollars per mask to cover the cost of materials. If you want to donate or purchase a mask you can visit her website, donate through Venmo: @RudyLou, or shoot her an email at sarah@rudylou.com.