No mask? Don’t worry. Here are two ways to make a cloth mask with things you have at home. No sewing required!

Since the CDC has recommended that all Americans should wear a face mask or face covering while in public, this video offers step-by-step instructions for how to make fabric face masks for yourself and your family without a sewing machine and without elastic. There are two quick and easy ways to do this: the first is a low-sew method that only requires fabric and a needle and thread. The second alternative is a no-sew method that uses safety pins instead of a needle and thread. Both methods use fabric ties instead of elastic and will allow you to make face coverings to keep you and your family safe during the COVID-19 crisis. 


To make a pleated cotton mask:

To make a shaped denim face mask:

Tips & Tricks for Making Non-Surgical Protective Face Masks:

Link to Shop All Mask Making Supplies:

Link to Cotton Fabric:

Link to Elastic:


If you’d like to join our Make to Give efforts by making protective masks to support our medical community, visit or visit your local JOANN store to pick up a free kit of supplies. We’ll even bring it to your car for you!