Handmade masks in demand

Lythia Good. Photo: Supplied212343_01

By Alesha Capone

Lythia Good says that she did not expect to be inundated with orders after she started making face masks.

Ms Good last week posted in the Point Cook Community Facebook group that she was sewing masks.

“I didn’t plan on making it a big thing, I just wanted to help the community,” she said.

“Then I had a huge influx of orders.

“It worked out, I think, to around 200 masks and still counting.”

Ms Good said her partner Toby has been a “superstar”, helping her to cut up fabric and take orders.

“I couldn’t do it without him, it’s a team effort,” she said.

Ms Good said the biggest challenge of making the masks was keeping up with demand, and a sourcing fabric and elastic as supplies sell out across the state.

She said that working full-time as a dental nurse meant she cannot devote all her time to sewing masks.

However, Ms Good said her career meant that she understood infection control.

She said the outer section of her masks – which have three layers – was made up of cotton with polyester on the inside, which absorbs moisture so that particles will not spread.

Ms Good said that if people ordered a mask, she would leave it out the front of her house for them to collect, after transferring her money.

Ms Good said she would like to thank all the other sewers making face masks during the pandemic.

“Other people that are doing this for the community, deserve the biggest praise ever,” she said.

To contact Ms Good, send her a message on Facebook via: facebook.com/lythia.good.1. She charges $10 for an adult’s mask and $8 for a child’s mask.