Sew Masks to Fight COVID-19: Questions & Troubleshooting

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Calling all tailors, seamstresses, seamsters, sewists, needle masters, anyone who sews – now is your moment! We are coordinating efforts to sew COVID-19 protection masks for organizations in need. We have requests for hundreds already.

On Saturdays we gather to address questions and problems and troubleshoot difficulties. Come in to ask questions or offer your experience and advice to those with questions. Together we do better! 


Some links:

Rectangle pocket video (simpler, can hold surgical mask)

Video tutorial of a simple version (less sewing experience? Start here!)

Video of a one-piece fast mask pattern

10 minute easy mask instructions

Additional patterns and material information

Mask Drop Off/Materials Swap info


Register below to receive a google hangout link. Email with questions.


MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

Event and Workshop FAQ

Find the answers the the most commonly asked questions about workshops and events Event and Workshop FAQ.



Our facilities undergo periodic reviews to maximize ADA compliance. We offer accessible bathrooms, elevators, and wide walkways. In tool usage, we aim for universal access and work individually to adapt tools for safe usage as necessary. If you anticipate needing an adaptation to participate in this event or have further questions, please contact us at