During this online workshop, Maria will show us how to sew our own homemade face mask using an old cotton shirt or tea towel. 

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers. For those beginners without a sewing machine, Maria will show you how to create your mask using simple hand stitching. If you do have a sewing machine handy, Maria will also be taking us through the steps on the sewing machine.

What will you need?

  • 60cm x 16cm or 35cm x 30cm piece of cotton fabric (an old button up shirt or teatowel)
  • 40 cm 3-5mm elastic (hat elastic can be used)
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors

Using upcycled fabrics to craft your own face mask is both eco-friendly and creative. Learning how to make cloth face masks can also do a lot more than just protect yourself, if you have a bit of time on your hands, you can whip up some unique face masks for friends and family.

Zoom link here: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/87573163336
Follow the event on Facebook here!

Can't make the online workshop? Check out the NSW Government's step-by-step guide here!

Image by vera-davidova from Unsplash




About UQ Sustainability Week 2021

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 16-20, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

Join us for the fun, check out the full program! Stay up to date by liking UQ Sustainability on Facebook or following us on Instagram

Important update: Based on the recent Covid restrictions, this year's Sustainability Week will be entirely online. Those events that cannot be transitioned to an online format will be postponed. Keep an eye on our social media channels, and our website for updates! (last updated Wednesday 25 August).