DIY Mask

Thanks for making your own masks! That’s less work for us! YAY!

Hand-Sewing Tutorial

Easy instructions for hand-sewing your own washable mask.

Materials needed:

  • fabric: tightly knit or woven cotton or cotton/poly
  • filter layer: non-woven polypropylene (reusable grocery bag)
  • ties: unused shoe strings, cloth ribbon, bias tape, twill tape
  • needle and thread

Machine Tutorials

Check out all our mask making tutorials on the Stitcher Volunteer page here! If you don’t have a serger, you can carefully trim and zig-zag stitch instead! Tutorials cover options for ties and nose-pieces, as well as how to quickly cut material.

Zig-Zag Masks on your Home Sewing Machine

Sewing Mask Ties