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The Free Press has created a new service to connect those looking for homemade face masks with those who are able to make them. Scroll down to see what's on offer and how to contact the mask-makers.
If you'd like to get on this list, send us an email to email@example.com and include such details as price, whether you are looking for donations, and contact information, or, if you're looking for supplies, what exactly you are in need of.
Pleated cotton masks with ties (not elastic)
One-size, geared for adults. Pick-up only in St. Vital. Images available upon request.
Cost: $6 each or four for $20.00
Contact Handcrafted Gifts by Margaret on Facebook.
Pick-up in Charleswood or drop off can be arranged for nominal fee. Maximum six masks per order if possible.
Cost: $10 each via etransfer or PayPal only.
Contact Craig via text message at 204-481-3413.
Masks with head ties
Cotton masks with ties; the bottom loop goes around your neck and the top ties up high on the back of your head.
Cost: $3 each.
Contact Kirstie Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Double-layer cotton masks
Masks have two layers of cotton, three pleats; customers can choose between two bands of elastic at the nape of the neck and the backside of the head or knit fabric ear loops.
Cost: $10 each.
Contact Brenda Monnier by call or text at 204-799-9538 or via email at email@example.com.
Masks with elastic or ties
Masks are made from two layers of 100 per cent cotton with elastic or ties.
Cost; $5 each, to cover materials. E-transfer only.
Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @andrea_wilsonlouie
Masks are cup style, in a variety of colours and patterns with a waterproof inner layer to act as a filter. They are available in adult and child-sized, finished with customers choice of elastic or string ties. Also offering additions like matching scrunchies or travel bags while supplies last.
Contactless pickup in Garden City from a smoke free, pet free, bug free home.
Cost: $10, with profits going to help front-line and essential workers.
Contact Mala'ikaMustapha at 204-996-7978
Masks in The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Masks with elastic and ties; available in The Pas or Opaskwayak Cree Nation but can mail anywhere in Manitoba.
Cost: $10 via etransfer
Contact Janet Head at email@example.com
Pleated style with elastic and a pocket for an optional filter. Adult-sized and child-sized. Pick up in Charleswood can be arranged.
Cost: $7 each
These masks can be purchased on treehuggerclothpads.com
Mask appeal cotton masks
Three- and four-layer, 100 per cent cotton masks make from premium quilting cotton and lined. Rear-facing filter pocket and flexible nose-wire. Clear, hold-tight ear elastics; both youth and adult sizes available. Corporate bulk ordering available. Pick-up available in Fort Garry
Cost: $25 each or three for $60
Contact Briget via phone or text message at 431-275-2633
Multi-layered cotton face masks complete with filter pocket. Variety of patterns to chose from. Adjustable nose piece for better fit and added protection. Contactless pick-up available.
Cost: $15 each, etransfer preferred.
Contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks made from cotton T-shirt fabric with ties and a slot to add a pipe cleaner to form around your nose and a pocket inside to add a filter of your choice. Located in St. Anne, Man.
Cost: $10 each.
Contact Evelyne Danais at email@example.com
Cloth masks with ear loops available in a variety of sizes. Mask designs are customizable.
Cost: Starting at $10 each.
Contact Proper Designworks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloth, cup-style masks that are machine washable made from 100 per cent double-layered cotton. Available in various youth and adult sizes; mostly working on ages 2+ but can do others per request. Contactless pick-up in Garden City.
Cost: $10 each.
Contact Amanda at 204-229-6733
For now-tie up only, geared for adults but will make smaller upon request. I live in the Falcon Lake area.
Cost: Free with one stipulation - I would love a picture of you wearing the mask. I would like to make a collage to remember 2020.
Contact Karin email@example.com or text (204) 228-6822
Westman masks in variety of sizes
I live in Western Manitoba and am making and selling masks in 4 sizes. I use a variety of fabrics including denim.
Cost: Child 3-6 $12, Child 7-12 $15, Women's/teen $20, Men's $20
Cloth masks and surgical caps
I have two styles to choose from tie-back or elastic. I also have surgical caps available.
Cost: $3 each.
Contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pleated, 4-layer cotton masks, comes with ear loops or ties. Adult sizes. Pick up in Selkirk or Beausejour areas. $2 from each purchase will be donated to a local food bank.
Cost: $10 each.
Contact Theresa at email@example.com or call or text (204) 485-1948
Cotton-line masks with nose clip
Our 2-layer, cotton lined masks are comfy and breathable - and the best part - have a built in nose clip to make it fit snug to your face! If you would like to pick up from the Westwood area of Winnipeg, you can use code: Curbside Pickup at checkout to avoid shipping. Arrangements will be made with you when order is ready to pick up
Cost: $12 each
Masks are 100% cotton, and come in pleated or cup style with two to three layers of fabric. Have styles with ear elastics and head elastics, as well as ties.
Cost: $10 to $12 plus tax and shipping
Contact Margo at (204) 293-7566
Masks come in both square and fitted styles. Adult, teen, child and toddler sizes are available.
Cost: $10 each for square; $9 each for fitted.
Contact Shaunna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie's Sewing Den is selling 100 per cent cotton masks.
We offer various prints and colours.
Cost: Three for $25
Contact Laurie's Sewing Den & More on Facebook.
Custom made-to-order masks
Masks are made of all new materials and top stitched for added structure and durability.
Size available: Adults (lg, med), Kids (small), Young kids (extra small)
Masks made in Gimli Manitoba and can be mailed to you for additional postage or arrange for pick up.
Cost: $12 for 2 layer flannel lined, $15 for 3 lay cotton including filter pocket and nose wire.
Currently accepting etransfers.
Contact Lisa email@example.com
Cotton batik Masks
Cotton Batik (CDC recommends Batik) masks. Double layer, three pleats, with rear opening for filter. Has flexible nose wire, and ear elastic. Washable. In Dauphin, Mb. but can be shipped anywhere, for a nominal shipping fee.
Cost: $10 each
Flannelette-lined cotton masks
Masks are made of 100% cotton and lined with flannelette and come in S-M-L-XL.
Cost: $10 each.
Masks are form fitting, double cotton with pocket for filter. Adjustable nose piece, tie or around the ear.
Cost: $8 each
Contact: Call Mary (204)856-7698
White, surgical-type masks
Main color is white, surgical type of masks, high quality workmanship. 100% cotton. Black and grey available on request. Size medium according government guidelines. Large and small sizes available on request.
Cost: $7 each. Will ship 1-2 masks anywhere in Canada for $3.
Contact 780-488-4656 to order and more information.
Customizable face masks
These non medical face masks are customizable for your business. They are machine washable, 100% cotton with three layers of cotton and a rear pocket where filter can be added. The masks are made in Manitoba by local artisans, not factory produced. Fair wages and working in the safety of their homes. One size fits most; more than 60 patterns and colours available. Made to order, delivery within five days in Winnipeg.
Cost: $10 each.
Contact Lela at 431-302-9802
Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Two-layer, 100% cotton face masks with ties. Filter pocket and nose pinch options available. New prints and plain colours added weekly. Adult and children sizes. Bulk Orders (50+ pieces).
Cost: Starting at $9.50/mask on bulk orders.
Non-Medical Face Masks
Made with two layers of 100% cotton; pleated style with ties. An extra layer of flannelette can be added upon request but with summer coming this may be too warm. Pickup in Transcona; pet-friendly home.
Cost; $5 each, etransfer only.
Contact Homemade Creations by Pat on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two styles of masks
Two styles of masks, one rectangular the other pre-curved. Both styles have two layers, no pocket for filter. Both are 100% cotton or 65/35 poly/cotton, and the ear loop is made of elastic. We also have latex free elastic version for customer who is allege to latex. We can do delivery by Purolator or pickup in our factory directly. Minimum order of 10 masks.
Cost: Rectangular mask is $4.99; pre-curved is $5.50.
Contact Joe at Peerless Garments LP by phone 204-774-5428 or visit our factory at 515 Notre Dame Ave.
Cotton masks with ear loops
These masks have elastic ear loops, and are two layers of cotton and/or cotton blends, with a layer of flannelette in between. There are limited numbers of most fabric patterns, with new ones added daily. Available for pick up in Oakbank, or can be mailed for $2.00 per 1 or 2 masks.
Cost: $8 each
Contact Deanna at email@example.com
I am making cup-style masks with two layers of cotton and fabric ties, (from reclaimed material) and a wire to help conform to the nose for pickup in Old St. Vital.
Cost: $5 each if you will accept any available fabric; $10 for elastic ear-pieces, fabric selection, or other customization. Offer available while supplies last.
Contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three-layer cotton masks
These are made using three layers of quality 100% cotton fabrics. All fabrics have been rewashed. I am an experienced seamstress and I did a lot of research and trial before choosing my design. It is fitted but comfortable and stay in place; no more touching your face trying to adjust the mask! They come in two sizes: child and adult. All masks have a pocket to insert a filter should you choose to use one. A thin piece of knit fabric is used as ties. You can also insert elastics, ribbon or any other fastener you wish to use in the side tabs. We found the knit strip to be most comfortable and ensures a great fit for most sizes.
Cost: $15 each, pickup only in Transcona. I accept etransfer, cash and paypal. Payment must be received to confirm your order.
Five dollar masks
Fitted or pleated masks, double layer made of 100% cotton.
Cost: $5 each or 5 masks for $20.
Contact Tanya at email@example.com
Breathable Lightweight Face Covering
We offer Canada's largest selection of masks. Selling masks since the end of March. Originally, a group of teens promoting blogs and mask wearing as the government was against masks. Now the teens are running shopify businesses to help fund their education and learn new skills.
Our top seller is our breathable lightweight face covering (set of 2)
Cost: $30 for 2 masks.
Contact: Purchase through our website - https://jacksmaskstore.com/products/breathable-lightweight-face-mask-set-of-2
Quad-layer pocket mask
Reusable filter included, as well as a nose-wire which ensures form-fit over nose and along orbital bones
Cost: $25 each
Contact @RCPocketMasks, R&C’s Pocket Masks on Facebook
Masks in three sizes
Ties are 18"; some ties have elastic to provide tension for snugger fit. All masks have nose wires and are 100% preshrunk cotton. Double layer with a third ‘filter’ sewn in centre to avoid bulky side pleats. Opening/pocket for additional removable filter, if you’d like to add on your own. Comes in child size, and medium and large adult sizes.
Cost: $10 or 3 for $25. Etransfer or PayPal accepted.
Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comfortable masks with elastic loops
Comfortable and easy to wear face mask suitable for wearing in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores). The face mask fits snugly against the face and has a lightweight and breathable design. Comfortable elastic loop style is perfect for everyday use and easy to handwash.Available in various colours (black, red, sky blue, navy blue, green, turquoise, white and combos).
Cost: $10 each
Contact @c.e.s_official on Instagram or call 204-960-7687
Masks by Marlene
All masks are made from pre-washed 100% cotton. There is a thin filter sewn in the centre. There is also a bendable wire at the top that can be fitted around the nose for a tighter fit. Optional "ear protectors" are also available.
Cost: $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Payment by cash orr etransfers.
Contact Marlene at 204-254-1779, or by email at email@example.com.
100% cotton masks
Masks are made with 100% good-quality cotton and are pleated or cup style with two layers of fabric and rear opening for optional filter. Masks have flexible nose wire and ear elastic. Different fabrics to chose from. Washable. Excellent workmanship. I'm making more with Canada symbols for Canada Day or any other day you feel patriotic. I accept orders. Pick up in Garden City
Cost: $8 each
Contact: Call or message Augusta (204) 981-5362
Two-layer pleated masks with elastic ear loops, durable and washable. Many colours, more than the picture, including black.
Cost: $5 each; contour-style are $7 each.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to custom order and to arrange no contact pick up in East Kildonan.
Soft, cotton knit masks for children and adults.
Cost: $20 each.
Contact: @masks.204 on Instagram
Free cotton masks
We provide reusable 2 layer cotton masks at no cost. We are entirely volunteer based and do not charge for the masks no matter the order size. We do accept donations that go towards purchasing materials for our sewing superstars! Both adult and child sizes available; we are also able to accomodate larger orders for businesses or nonprofit groups as well as individual orders. Pick up is in River Heights but we do deliveries with in the city once a week. If there is a great need for an order to be sent outside Winnipeg, we ask that you pay the mailing cost. We are always on the look out for more volunteers to help with making the masks as well and we provide all the fabric and supplies to make them.
Contact: facemaskmb.com or email at email@example.com
Two-layer pleated masks
I have handmade two layer pleated style masks available that are made of 100% cotton (new material). Each mask has two layers of cotton and has an opening at the top for you to add your own filter for added protection, if you should choose. Masks are sewn with elastic and are average size (medium), but also have a small supply of larger and smaller sizes. Pickup is Fort Richmond/Waverly Heights, or I can mail them to you for $1 per mask. Etransfer is preferred, but cash is accepted.
Cost: $5 each.
Contact: Lynn at 204-298-2633
I offer a three-layered, three-pleated cotton mask with elastics and with a pocket for a filter at the bottom. I have developed five different sizes depending on the size of an individual’s noggin. Toddler, kids, youth, adult regular, adult large and ex large. I have a Facebook page (Shirley’s Masks) for people to choose fabric if they desire a choice. I can meet up, offer pick up and mail mask at cost. Smoke and pet free home.
Cost: $5 each no matter the size.
Contact Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Masks for kids and adults
Reusable cotton masks available in both child and adult sizes. The two layers of ultra fine cotton create a soft, fitted surface that won't irritate even the most sensitive skin, while the adjustable ear loops can be retied to fit comfortably behind the ears. Masks feature fun, reversable designs; convertable and replaceable ear ties; and 100 per cent cotton fabric. Child-sized masks are designed for children aged 3 and older.
Cost: $16 for child-sized masks; $19 for adult masks
Masks with nose wire
Three styles of masks, all of which have nose wires, pockets for filters and adjustable ear bands for comfortable fit. The three styles are: triple-layer with pocket (semi-fitted), triple-layer with pocket (fitted) and double layer with pocket.
Cost: $10 each, or 5 for $40
Contact Anna Dueck at email@example.com
I made two-layer pleated cotton non-medical face covering in three sizes: kids aged 4 to 9; adult in two sizes. Pick up near St Vital Mall.
Cpst: Kid masks are $5 each; adult masks are $7 each.
Contact Mary at Craftimom@gmail.com
I make the a cupped/fitted style with two layers of woven fabric. Liner is white to differentiate from the outside easily. The layers are open so that if desired another layer or filter can be placed. Four sizes are available, XS for 3-8ishyear olds, S for 9-14ish year olds, M for most women, L for most men. I offer over 200 fabrics including Frozen 2, Pokémon, Minecraft, Disney, NHL teams, Harry Potter, Star Wars, solid colours. I am open to special requests, pick up on Concordia or mail out for $1 per mask. It’s approximately two weeks from ordering to completion, due to back to school.
Cost: Solids are $8; patterns are $10; characters are $12. Accepted payments are e transfers cash and PayPal.
Find more information at Facebook.com/tayshicreations
Custom masks available in small medium and large. All new material three layers with filter pocket choice of adjustable elastic loops or fabric ties; slso available pouch with two pockets.
Cost: $10 each; payment via e-transfer only.
Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
I make 3D style masks in two sizes. Each mask is made up of a bottom and top layer of 100 per cent cotton and non-woven interfacing middle layer/liner. Each mask has a nose wire for personal comfort and fit.
Cost: $10 each.
Contact Debbie at email@example.com
Many designs to choose from: solids, stripes, floral, kiddie prints. Two layers, tight weave, 100% cotton or polycotton outer and 100% cotton lining. Features topstitching, reinforced corners, the masks are comfortable to wear with no ear fatigue and are easy to remove. Options include adjustable elastic or bias tape ties for filter pocket or custom masks from your fabric. Available in child, teen/avg. adult, XL sizes.
Cost: $7.50 each or 4 for $25.00. Payment via etransfer to AcornAerie@gmail.com. If you buy through Etsy/Paypal, the cost is $8.00 each or 4 for $32.00.
Fitted two-layer masks
Fitted style, two layers of woven fabric. Liner is white to differentiate from the outside easily. The layers are open so that if desired another layer or filter can be placed. Four sizes are available: XS for 3-8ish year olds; S for 9-14ish year olds; M for most women; L for most men.
I offer over 400 fabrics including Frozen 2, Pokémon, Minecraft, Fortnite Disney, NHL teams, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, Patterns, Solids. I am open to special requests, pick up on Concordia or mail out for $1/mask.
Cost: Solids are $10; patterns are $11; characters are $12; premium/donation are $14. Accepted payments are e-transfers, cash and PayPal.
Contact Taylor at Facebook.com/tayshicreations.
ISO (in search of)
Elastic for mask straps
Retired dressmaker with years of experience, very good equipment and lots of fabric scraps but can’t get find any suitable elastic. If you can help me with that, I'll help you with masks.
Contact Marie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Someone who can utilize old clothing to make masks and scrub caps
Wondering if any makers could utilize clothing that has been set aside for donation. Due to COVID precautions, shelters are not accepting clothing donations. Mix of clothing fabrics. I understand if they can’t be used.
Scrub caps are also a need in hospital settings if you are able to make those out of clothing fabrics.
I only ask that if you are charging for the masks, that you donate a percentage of earnings to a shelter in Winnipeg (honour system). Or have them be free.
If clothes can be used, I’m sure other people would love to donate for masks and I could spread the word. I have no sewing skills, I am a frontline worker just trying to help as much as I can.
Contact Christina Murta at email@example.com
A mask-maker to sew with provided fabric
I have some fabric that I would like to turn into two-panel masks. I do not have elastics. I had some fabric printed with my union's logo, and I would like to turn this all into a fundraising effort. I paid $100 for the printing of the masks, and the maker should get compensated as well, and then the rest would go to charity.
With what I have, I think about 80 masks could be made, and at $10 a mask, if the mask maker takes $100, we would have $600 for charity.
If any mask maker is interested in sewing these masks, please contact Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.