Crafting company Cricut has seen a huge spike in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now they’re encouraging crafters everywhere to come together and use their talents to help community members in need.
In their new initiative, Cricut is calling for creators to make two million masks. The goal? Making the world safer with just the tools we have in our homes. To contribute to the cause, Cricut is donating Cricut Maker machines and fabric to over 150 individuals who are making a difference in their communities.
The goal is to make 2 million masks and we are almost halfway there.
Cricut says they’ve seen hundreds of thousands of face masks cut on Cricut machines in the last two weeks and are currently sitting at over 900,000 total masks made. Want to contribute to the cause? You’re in luck! Just keep reading to find out how to get involved.
If you own a Cricut, start with these free mask patterns.
If you already own a Cricut machine, it’s super easy to get started. Below you’ll find Cricut’s list of free face mask projects in Design Space for every skill level — there’s even a no-sew option. Use materials you probably already have at home to keep expenses down, like old T-shirts.
Use your Cricut to cut these face mask patterns with fabric, or use your Cricut Explore machine to create a paper template. If you’re using a Cricut Explore machine to cut multiple masks out of a paper template, log how many masks you make on this form.
Simplified face mask pattern:
Face mask with filter pattern:
Pleated face mask pattern:
No-sew face mask patterns anyone can make:
Note that handcrafted masks do not substitute for PPE in health care settings. Cricut recommends checking out these articles from the CDC:
- Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
No Cricut? No problem. These free mask patterns work for everyone.
Don’t own a Cricut machine? Don’t worry – -there are plenty of other options for mask-making. Here are some free PDF patterns that Cricut has created for everyone to use.
If you make a mask with scissors, submit how many you’ve made through this form. Cricut will be keeping track of your entries and sharing community stories across their social media channels.
Face mask with filter pattern (sewing required):
No-sew face mask pattern anyone can make: