It looks like masks will be sticking around a little while longer.
So why don’t we come together and learn how to make your own unique face mask that you are proud to wear and can re-use over and over again!
This is a very simple class to create your own homemade 3 layer cloth face mask. Learning how to make a face mask doesn’t have to be complicated. You won’t have to work from a complex face mask pattern, you don’t even need to own a sewing machine. We will make a homemade, non-medical face mask which you can make from your choice of fabric – make it as plain or as patterned as you like.
You can also make the mask using a sewing machine after the class to speed up the process.
What we will cover?
The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers. We will be hand stitching to create the mask with simple running stitch.
The finished mask will have 3 layers of fabric as recommended by the Victorian Chief Health Officer and a spot at the nose to add a wire stiffener if you wish.
You will receive a PDF pattern for the medium mask. Please have the pieces cut before the beginning of the class. For other sizes you can download the PDF here.
What will I need?
- Fine weave poly/cotton or cotton fabric – Either 1 piece 90cm x 20cm or 1 piece 60cm x 20cm of outer fabric & 1 piece 30 x 12 for the lining fabric
- Copy of pdf pattern – will be sent to you before the class – please have fabric cut before the class.
- 40-60cm 3-5mm elastic (hat elastic can be used)
- Personal sewing kit (scissors, pins and needles)
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Quiet Spaces
- Discounted Early Bird Tickets
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Tamara (she/her) is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending based in Melbourne. She has been making her clothes and mending since a teenager.
Loving to personalise her wardrobe with visible mending and embellishment. Tamara enjoys teaching various forms of mending and embroidery. She also happily accepts commissions to mend your old favourites. Visit her website or follow her on Instagram.
Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot delsi (she/her) an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.