Make Your Own Face Covering: Keep Your Family Safe & Be a Planet Protector

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The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road


E2 9PJ

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Upcycle, Recycle, Plastics-Free Custom Face Coverings Workshops

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Come along to our practical workshop to learn how to upcycle and recycle your unwanted clothes and fabrics to create 2 non-medical grade cloth face coverings.

Each workshop will last for one hour during which you will make one of six different styles of cloth face coverings that can be hand or machine sewn and a non-sew version.

You will learn how to get a perfect fit, how to create or adapt a template, and how to confidently improve the effectiveness of face coverings for you and your family.

This is Session C - Dart Fitted Face Covering

The Dart Fitted Face Covering has darts at the nose and chin to give a more fitted face covering that gives a little extra space in front of the nose and mouth and can be addapted for different face sizes and shapes. It has a nose wire making it fit snuggly and can be hand or machine sewn.

The aim of the workshop is for you to recycle or upcycle fabrics and we're working closely with Ayoka Charity Shop located at 23 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL, if you find that you do not have what you want at home please visit Ayoka, open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.

The Create Place is operating in line with the latest government guidance on social distancing and covid-19 secure measures and our workshops are limited to three participants per workshop (unless participants are living in the same household, please e-mail us for more information).

What Do I Need To Bring?

1. Fabric (approx. 25cm x 35cm or more) for each face covering

2. Fabric for lining (approx. 20cm x 30cm) for each face covering

3. Fabric for pocket (approx. 20cm x 30cm) for each face covering

4. Large T-Shirt

5. Tape measure

6. Pen and paper

What Can I Expect?

You will create a template and make one dart fitted face covering that can be hand or machine sewn and one non-sew face covering.

The sessions are time limited, please aim to arrive at the time advertised only. If you arrive early please visit a local cafe where you can get a cup of tea or coffee. Drinks will not be allowed into the Create Place.

Please Note

Once registered, we will ask you to complete a short health questionnaire. Don't panic if we're full! Make sure you get onto the waiting list!

NHS Track & Trace

You will be required to complete a health status questionnaire prior to attending the workshop. On arrival at the workshop you will have the option to scan The Create Place QR code to Check-In on the NHS Track & Trace App.

If you do not use the App we will collect your personal information in accordance with current guidance. This information will be passed on to St Margaret’s House, stored in accordance with GDPR regulations, kept for 21 days, and passed onto NHS Track and Trace if requested. Please contact the Community Arts Manager at St Margaret’s House ( if you have any questions or concerns about this (dated 5th October 2020).


Are there minimum age requirements for the workshop?

Yes. Over 18's only.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the venue?

The Create Place is the arts space of St Margaret's House and is easily accessible via excellent public transport routes, which service East London. The Create Place is walking distance from Bethnal Green station on the Central Line and served by many bus routes. Use TfL Journey Planner for more details and check for any delays or engineering works before beginning your journey.

There is limited parking on surrounding roads. Check parking restrictions carefully.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please e-mail us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket?

No. We're happy to see your ticket on your phone.

Is my ticket transferrable?

No. We have a waiting list and if you are unable to attend, we would like to offer your place to someone who has already expressed their interest.

Please let us know asap, preferably not less than 24 hours before the start of the workshop.

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