This course has concessions available

Making A Cloth Face Mask Online

In the current corona virus situation Face Coverings are required in more areas of everyday life. Why not be creative and learn how to construct a mask which is personal to you. A pattern and all materials are provided and will be given out on the day. Your kit will include fabric, elastic and nose wire. If you have specific fabric you would like to use, please feel free to bring it along, but remember it must be tightly woven cotton. Places are limited so sign up as soon as possible.
For those students doing the online course please sign up before 14th September to
receive your 'kit' through the post.

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class: You can sign up for free here:

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

This course welcomes sewers of all levels. It would be beneficial to be able to use a sewing machine. However, this is a small project that could easily be done by hand. It is taught using simple skills and easy to follow professional techniques so that beginners can easily follow our classes.
Please scroll down and click Read more to find out what equipment you will need to prepare for this course

What does this course cover

You will have a mask kit sent to you through the post provided you sign up before 1st September. There will be a short introduction to explain which buttons to use during our zoom course. We will watch a series of small videos showing the process for making your own masks with verbal explanation. This will be a hands-on practical activity and you will be working from a set of instructions. The handouts will be sent to you following the course. We will have a lunch breaks with tea breaks mid-morning and afternoon, Q & A and discussion times are built into the day.
While homemade face masks are not medical-grade and will not protect you from contracting coronavirus, they will offer a barrier to others. They could hopefully discourage accidentally touching your face and show that you are trying to protect yourself and others.
In this creative class the pattern in your 'kit' will be a multi-sized full face mask so that you can make masks for all at home including children. Details of how to make a simple pleated face mask will be available as an added bonus!!

By the end of the course you should be able to:
o use a small pattern to cut your fabric.
o use basic sewing techniques to make a cloth mask
o include a nose wire in your mask.
o Identify suitable fabrics for cloth mask making

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

A sewing machine (if you have one)
The Cloth Mask Kit (provided)
Notebook and pencil/pen
Your own sewing kit containing:
- Tape measure
- Sharp scissors for cutting out
- Thread
- Machine bobbins
- Lots of Pins
- Hand sewing needles
- Unpicker or small scissors

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes

What this course could lead to

Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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