Sewing: Homemade COVID-19 Mask


Oct 2nd,

8:30am — 11:30am

Location: Bixby Hall Rm 11

About The Workshop

Participants will learn how to:

  • select appropriate fabrics
  • use a pre-made mask pattern with a filter insert pocket,
  • lay-out a pattern on fabric,
  • cut it out
  • work the sewing machine
  • sew the mask
  • take photos of the final product

NOTE: This workshop will be conducted in-person and on campus. Participants must follow all university protocol to be present and participate.

Cross Disciplinary Connections

Skills in sewing are applicable to fashion design, sculpture, textile design, environment design, set design, etc.


Each participant will make a personal mask they can wear daily.

Next Steps

Speak with instructor Jennifer Ingram about courses in fashion design or personal projects using the sewing equipment.


  • Jennifer Ingram

    Jennifer Ingram earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Washington University and a Master of Science in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design from Iowa State University. Her research interests include sustainability in small apparel firms, designing for niche markets and textile/apparel prototype development. Ingram has worked in the apparel industry in the areas of design, product development, textile design, technical design, sample-making, tailoring and alterations, merchandising, management, and consulting. She joined the Washington University fashion design faculty in 2011, and currently teaches Introduction to Fashion Design, Textile Design, Patternmaking and Production, Patternmaking Lab, Three-Dimensional Fashion Design, Capstone 1, and Capstone 2.