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.
Tie-up masks with pocket
Pocket is used for extra filters such as tissue or paper towel.
Contact Anna Dueck at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloth masks with ear loops available in a variety of sizes. Mask designs are customizable.
Cost: Starting at $10 each.
Contact Proper Designworks at email@example.com
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
Customizable masks free to anyone who needs one. Masks have nose piece wire, elastic or ties.
Cost: They are FREE but will accept donations for supplies.
Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
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://coverupcanada.com/products/2-x-breathable-lightweight-face-mask
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
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