Face Masks



  • Transparent window masks are needed for the deaf community and those working with children. We like this video tutorial. The video includes steps to measure, but but we've also created this printable pattern you can use with the video.


Helpful research from Georgia Tech on mask materials, filters, and more.



  • Looking for materials or have materials to donate? There are materials boxes at our 4 locations below. Please leave what you can/take what you need. If leaving fabric, please note if it has been pre-washed (this is ideal so it is preshrunk, but if you can't we will wash it!) We are leaving elastic and metal nose bridge pieces here for pickup.

  • Have completed masks to drop off? Excellent! If you can, please wash masks, transfer with clean hands into a clean bag for dropoff and label the bag "Washed." Unlabeled masks are accepted and we will wash them, but this will cause a delay. Please note the amount of masks on the bag so we don't have to open bags (reducing contact). We have contact free porch dropboxes located at:


69 E Pearl St. New Haven, CT 06513 (side porch)

Porch drop off at 69 E. Pearl St in New Haven



53 Wayfarer St. New Haven, CT 06515 (box on step)



4 Prospect Ct. Hamden, CT 06517 (box by covered woodpile)

House at 4 Prospect Court in Hamden shown for where to deliver completed masks.


HAMDEN (for Black Lives Matter Back to School Drive, through 8/15)

67 Woodlawn St. Hamden, CT 06517

Porch at 67 Woodlawn St. Hamden CT collecting masks and school supplies for Black Lives Matter


DOWNTOWN: (MakeHaven members only, building lobby, requires access card)

770 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06510


If you cannot get to these locations, please email info@makehaven.org with your address and number and style of masks and we will try to arrange a pickup.

Mask Use/Care info


Organizations/businesses/individuals in need:


Masks for personal use:

  • NO SEW MASK FOR HOME/PERSONAL USE ONLY: cut tshirt version and no-sew handkerchief version.
  • Local Commercial Producers: 

    Commercial producers will sew custom masks to order for your personal or business use.

    • NEW HAVEN ANNEX: Catherine Mason Costume - catherine.mason.costume@gmail.com • Offering: Rectangular pleated masks with ties in adult sizes / Curved "Olson" style masks with ties in child sizes / Scrub caps (teardrop or headband/cap convertible style)
    • QUINNIPIAC MEADOWS: Sewing Place New Haven - sewingplaceinnewhaven@gmail.com   (475) 441-7473 • Offering: rectangule pleated masks with sewn-in nosebridge in adult sizes
    • WESTVILLE: Charlotte Anderholt, seamstress, charlotte.anderholt@gmail.com • Offering curved "Olson" style mask with option of nose bridge & pocket filter, ties or elastic, adult and child sizes • Transparent window masks (for use for deaf community, care providers, etc.)
    • HAMDEN: Regina Bohn, Regina's Originals - (203) 809-9139 • Offering rectangle pleated masks with sewn-in nosebridge in adult sizes (elastic) and kid sizes (ties)
    • DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN: Liz Saylor Costume  Shop Manager New Haven Aaronjess@aol.com
    • DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN: Fashionista Vintage & Variety, Offering rectangular pleated masks, for every mask purchased the will donate 2 to an org in need
    • WESTVILLE: Neville Wisdom - www.nevillewisdom.com/mask Offering single behind the head elastic or ear loops, curved Neville-designed masks