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Where to buy fabric to make a face mask online

If you're looking to make your own face mask, here's where you can shop for fabric online.

Due to recent events, many stores are experiencing a shortage of certain products. Be aware that many retailers may currently be out of stock, have longer shipping times than usual or be charging above-average prices. Remember that stockpiling items isn’t actually necessary right now and that over-buying can leave others vulnerable.

The World Health Organization has recently changed its health advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now recommended that masks are worn in public places where social distancing is not possible. In Ireland, face coverings must be worn on public transport and should be worn in public spaces where it’s difficult to social distance. With these restrictions in place, it can be tricky to find stores with masks still in stock.

If you are unable to get your hands on one, another option is to make your own. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a list of stores stocking fabrics that can easily be turned into face coverings and listed them below.

Where to buy face mask fabric online


1. eBay

eBay sells just about everything you could need and more, making it a great place to shop for fabric and everything else you need to make a face mask.

  • Free delivery with some sellers
  • Affordable prices
  • Daily deals and discounts available

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2. Amazon

With millions of sellers utilising this platform, Amazon is guaranteed to have fabric in stock. It also makes it simple to compare prices and nab yourself the best deal.

  • Free delivery on millions of eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
  • Easily compare prices on similar products
  • Huge product range
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3. AliExpress

Shop from a wide range of fabrics with AliExpress. We recommend checking out the reviews and ratings before making your purchase.

  • Free delivery available on some items
  • First-purchase coupons are available
  • Frequent sales
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4. Etsy

Etsy’s marketplace specialises in homemade products, meaning that you’ll find everything from fabrics to face mask patterns available to purchase.

  • Free delivery with some sellers
  • Products from local and international sellers available
  • Huge range available

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • eBay: Free delivery with some sellers
  • Amazon: Free delivery on millions of eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
  • AliExpress: Free delivery available on some items
  • Etsy: Free delivery with some sellers

Face mask patterns

Once you’ve got your fabric, you’ll need a mask pattern to get you started. Sewing blog Threads Monthly is a great place to look, with 41 free printable sewing patterns available for download that have been approved by a range of different hospitals.

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