Mask Making Workshop – Accessible Skills Building Using Materials in Your Home
Wednesday, May 20th, 2-3 PM, RSVP: Eventbrite
Laura Fukumoto will be leading a free and interactive Zoom workshop making durable reusable face coverings from everyday items found around the home – no sewing skills required!
Wearing a mask is a simple action that contributes to community care. As manufactured supply chains receive increased demand, making or purchasing a reusable fabric mask reduces landfill waste and ensures disposable masks remain available for front line workers.
In this workshop we will:
- Discuss materials around your house that can be crafted into a durable reusable mask
- Build skills and explore a few techniques to make a mask
- Make a mask for yourself by the end of the workshop using materials in your home.
- Share what we’ve made (if u want lol)
Materials that may be helpful or available in your home:FABRIC – Tshirt, old bed sheets/pillow cases, bandanas (ideally poly-cotton blends, breathable, tight weave fabric)
TOOLS – Sewing machine, iron, needle and thread, sharp scissors, fabric glue/glue gun, stapler, tape, safety pins, (not all tools necessary; we are exploring several ways to achieve the desired outcome)
OTHER MATERIALS – Wire for nose pinch (paper clips, twist ties); Ties for mask (ideally elastic/stretchy- Hair ties, old shoe laces, strip of t-shirt, old bathing suit bikini ties or cut into strips)