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In light of CDC recommendations that citizens wear masks in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Idea Shop is organizing a group at-home effort to provide IIT essential facilities workers and students living on campus with cloth face masks.

Anyone is welcome to contribute.

How does this work?

The Idea Shop will provide volunteers with a mask making kit containing fabric, a pattern, and tie material. Participants can sew masks at home and return them to us for sanitizing and distribution via a prepaid UPS shipment.

Mask Making

Step by Step Instructions


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1. Place the mask outside pieces (piece A) with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Pin along the curved edge. Repeat this step for the mask inside pieces (piece B).

2. Sew the mask pieces together along the curved edge. Backstitch at the beginning and end to reinforce the seam

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1. 2. 3. 4. Need help? Email us at for questions and support.


You can download an additional pattern here