(This class has different price options for those affected by the pandemic, click the register button above and see the different options).
What’s it all about?
This is a very simple class to create your own homemade cloth face mask with a slot for filter. 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 will we 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 2 layers of fabric, an opening on each side to add a filter and a spot at the nose to add a wire stiffener if you wish.
What will you need?
- 60cm x 16cm or 35cm x 30cm piece of fine weave poly/cotton or cotton fabric
- Copy of pdf pattern – will be sent to you before the class – please have fabric cut before the class.
- 40 cm 3-5mm elastic (hat elastic can be used)
- Needle and thread
Who will be teaching?
Tamara Russell 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.