I love when I get strange sewing requests from people. Usually the requests I get are pretty normal, like will you fix a seam for me. Not this time though! I got a request through work to make a set of Avengers masks for a skit to perform in front of children.
I had to find a way to make the masks recognizable while not completely covering the actors' faces. I ended up using pieces of craft felt in different colors and different layers for effect. It was all hand sewn, though it probably could have been sewn on a machine. I was doing it at work, so I didn't have access to one.
I also made a Captain America shield (it was for a synagogue, hence the different star in the middle), and a helmet out of cardstock for Thor.
With a few other costume pieces, the skit went off smashingly. Yes... I went there... Smash.