Not All Heroes Wear Capes

In this interview, we sit down with Alexandra Laxmi Iyer – Michigan resident and employee – who has taught herself to sew and has made over a thousand masks for first-line responders during COVID-19.


Alexandra collects mask requests using a Google Form. She prioritizes masks for healthcare, essential workers, and the most vulnerable. If you would like to request a mask, please visit

She has collected sewing resources for the newbie to advanced and these are available at