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Joann Fabrics Will Give You Supplies To Make Face Masks For Nurses and Doctors

Are you a crafter or sewer? Do you live near a JOANN fabric store? If so they have an excellent opportunity to help get masks and gowns to medical workers in your area.

In a press release, JOANN stores laid out their plan to let people come into their working classrooms, and make masks and gowns for FREE, as long as you plan to donate them.

Courtesy of the JOANN Website

Beginning Monday, March 23, while adhering to social distancing guidelines, JOANN will open its classrooms to any who want to help make these essential items. Participating locations will offer sewing machines, materials and guidance to help customers safely make facemasks and covers, gowns and other items to donate to America’s hospitals. JOANN will provide and donate 100% of the supplies needed for these projects for those who come in to make.

JOANN Press Release

Those who want to make-to-give to the effort at home will be able to take advantage of JOANN’s Ship-to-Home and Curbside Pickup options, and find tutorials to create the items at

JOANN Press Release
Courtesy of the JOANN Website

Hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country are scrambling to find enough PPE — Personal Protective Equipment — including masks and gowns to deal with this coronavirus epidemic.

Courtesy of the JOANN Website

This is a GREAT way to help donate to the cause! Reusable masks and gowns would GREATLY help the medical community.

Courtesy of the JOANN Website

All open JOANN locations will serve as collection points for those making in their homes, and all items created by customers will be donated to help medical systems extend their dwindling supplies of protective equipment, and will be used at the hospital’s discretion.

JOANN Press Release

Now, at first, I’ll admit, I wondered why JOANN fabric stores wouldn’t just provide fabric, thread, and elastic to people that wanted to make masks and gowns from home.

But, think about it. Not everyone is as honest as you and me. They could potentially lose TONS of product and money, if they just handed out free fabric and supplies.

JOANN is giving a DEEP discount on cotton fabric, and the supplies you will need to make masks at home.

Then, you just drop them off to any JOANN store, and they will have them delivered for you. It couldn’t be easier.


Monday 15th of June 2020


Marsha Hardie

Monday 4th of May 2020

What Joann stores around Alexandria Minnesota are donating fabric, interfacing and elastic? I would like to make masks for our frontline workers.


Thursday 23rd of April 2020

I have made masks and instead of elastic, I cut 1" wide strips going around a knit t-shirt. After cutting the strip pull the strip and it curls and will not tear, instead it rolls and will make nice ties with a little comfort ease. One strip cut around shirt will divide into four ties, one for each corner of the mask. Does this make sense to all of you? The shirt can be an old or any color, Good luck and happy sewing and serving.


Saturday 18th of April 2020

I love my local Joann's store. I am very proud to know they are actively helping the country by supplying materials. I have made a couple dozen masks so far, but am awaiting elastic to make more. Hoping it arrives any day now. Didn't know elastic hair bands could be used. Do you cut them or leave them intact when inserting into the mask?


Monday 13th of April 2020

I made 15 mask, and I had to stop cause ran out of supplies. I just heard about this, how can I get supplies to continue making mask, I used up all the materials and elastic that I had. The twelve were donated. A friend called me and asked me if I can make 15 mask to be donated, I mentioned that I would get back to them. I can't not leave my home, I can't drive.