Part of the reason the public was asked not to wear face masks was because there was a fear that if everybody bought them there wouldn't be enough medical masks for front line and medical personnel who really need them. This means that wearing home sewn fabric masks and face coverings is a great way to go if you'd like to wear a mask when out in public.
Some of you don't want to sew these yourself so I've put a shout out and here are a list of makers that are making handmade re-usable cloth masks, please support them.
Please note we are not endorsing or associated with any of these companies, nor the use of face masks. This post is for information only
Bilibibs are based in Peterborough and local to us
Hayley from 100Thousand is also a local Peterborough lady who is donating masks to local care homes an selling masks to the public here
iStitch are based in Peterborough and local to us and have an Etsy Shop
Ollie and Roo are based in Tunbridge Well and have been selling masks and other handmade good in their Etsy shop
Sew Fab & Dawn's Drapes have pivoted from curtains to masks and are selling masks and donating to carers and the NHS
Beautique customs are using I have been using a similar pattern to the Olsen with a sewn in filter
Effie & Rose Collection are selling masks and donating half of each sale to our local food bank
Drink Tea Eat Cake & Craft are selling masks, check out their Facebook Page
Sharon's 14 year old son is sewing masks for charity, how amazing! His masks are here
Jess Truman is a 13 student using her newfound free time to make face masks. She's donated a batch to local care homes but have also started selling them to raise money to food banks
I’m selling on Etsy and depop if anyone is interested! You just have to search up PeriandDex which is the name of my shop
Ceri Jackson is selling her masks on Etsy
Rina is making and selling masks here
Check out Angela's masks over at SewItSeams who's sewing for charity
Julie's making masks for key workers, and also selling them in her Folksy shop
Chameleon Couture is selling masks over on her Facebook Page
From Anna - Hi I am making cotton face masks with a double layer of non-woven fabric inside. Come and check them out at Watts the Stitch on Facebook and Instagram.
Pheobe is selling masks over at Etsy
Diamond Embroidery are selling masks with or without embroidery
From Kandy - Comfortable, 3 layered, washable face coverings for sale. Loads of fabric choices and sizes available. for adults and children. Please find me on Facebook @KandyMakesAndBakes
From Samantha Williamson - Hello I’ve just noticed that you’ve listed local sewers selling face masks. I’m in Peterborough and I’m offering them too. Please could I be added to your list? My Etsy shop: https://etsy.me/39zscT2
A note on Wet Bags
Wet bags are great for putting dirty masks in to if you have to remove them whilst out of the house. Wet bags can be unzipped and popped straight in the washer and they will be laundered fully, and you don't have to touch your worn mask again.