For this installment of Learn With Us, you will be guided through how to create a personalised face mask out of old material to help provide you with a little more comfort whilst out and about during this time.

To complete the tutorial, you will need:
40 x 40cm of scrap cotton material – ideally this will be heavy to medium cotton with a high density weave (such as quilting cotton), to test the density, hold the material up to the light, the higher the density = the less light will shine through.
Cotton thread
Sharp sewing scissors
Sewing needles
Sewing pins
56cm of 1cm wide elastic
1 x safety pin

As cases of COVID-19 are continuing to be confirmed in the UK, many people are opting to wear a face mask. Although experts claim, that while they will not protect you from getting the virus, it may help to provide some protection for others you come in close contact with or to make you feel a little safer.
Please remember, face masks are not a replacement for social distancing, we absolutely recommend that everyone continues to social distance and follow other government measures to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe.

What to Do:

  1. Open the tutorial and template file:
    Above, there is a download link to the tutorial file.
    *The template file is scaled to the right size for your mask, you can print this out and use as a physical template. Or if you do not have access to a printer, the measurements are on the template drawing for you to be able to draw out the template on your material before cutting.
  2. Get out your materials ready:
    We have provided a list of all the materials you will need to complete the tutorial above.
  3. Make your face mask:
    We would love to see your creations, so please be sure to share them with us.

Or if you need any extra help, please do get in touch with us and one of the team will be available to help.

Learn how to upcycle old material into a practical and creative face mask
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