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Tallahassee bridal seamstress makes masks for healthcare workers

Posted at 11:49 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 23:49:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee seamstress is selling handmade masks instead of taking in wedding gowns.

The age of six is when Maura Ulloa began sewing. She's been in alterations for more than 20 years.

"I just finished today making masks for the fire department," Ulloa said.

With no wedding gowns to alter or veils to create, the seamstress decided to make masks and caps for first responders and healthcare workers.

"My son Nicholaus, his friend, called me and told me she wanted me to make masks for nurses and also caps for ladies who have long hair, because they cannot find those things," said Ulloa.

Ulloa says making the caps takes a little bit longer, but she's glad to do it.

"The pattern is a little more complicated, but it will be worth it, it doesn't matter."

She is also selling the masks to the public.

"Usually, they order it by the phone, and pay over the phone, and they come pick it up," said Ulloa. "I walk to their cars with my mask on and deliver it to them."

Each mask is $10, and can be ordered by calling Sewing Creations by Maura, 850-877-9472.

The seamstress says she's happy to be able to do something for the city she loves so much.