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Tutorials & FAQs

Learn how to make a fabric mask.

We know there is a lot of information out there, so we want to keep it simple. Our goal is to make fabric masks that provide filtration and fit a wide variety of head sizes. We also want to make sure that our practices for our team’s distributed model abide by social distancing and safe handling measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Therefore, based on sewers’ and users’ experience and feedback, we recommend specific materials, designs and safe handling practices for the masks we donate. Please familiarize yourself with the following before beginning your mask making journey.

Each mask you make for Chicago Mask Makers must have the above components, or we will unfortunately not give the masks to healthcare professionals on the front lines. Please be sure to include all of the above components into your masks – we want your hard work to be paid forward!

As always, reach out with questions if you still have them!