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NSLS member takes pride in sewing comfortable masks

Even though Allisha Suing and her family have made more than 2,500 face masks, she doesn’t just throw them together.

The NSLS member from Central Community College - Grand Island is careful about doing a good job.

The first three months of her work, Suing used ribbons for her masks instead of elastic. A friend of hers found his mask uncomfortable. “And I didn’t want that for my customers,” said the Aurora woman.

Eventually, she switched to elastic. But she kept looking until she found a soft version of elastic.

Suing wants her masks to be comfortable, and to fit her customers’ faces. That’s why she makes her product in five sizes — adult XL, adult, youth, teen, toddler.

If a customer says his mask doesn’t fit, she sends him a better one.

How picky is she about materials? She finally found a pipe cleaner that fit her standards.

“I’ve gone through a lot of different brands. But I finally found one I liked,” she said.