Mask making


The Berkshire Mutual aid sewing team

We are committed to supplying our frontline healthcare workers with the protective gear they need to safeguard our community during the COVID-19 crisis.  Bag share in coalition with Berkshire Mutual Aid has launched a local brigade of crafters responding in real time to this urgent need.


What kind of help do we need ?

We are looking for:

  • Experienced sewers 
  • Support team members to cut material  
  • Volunteers to create mask supply kits 
  • Donations  and  Donation Runners 


How do I join the team?

Email us or complete the contact form, using the heading “Sew Masks“ or “Mask Team”.  In the message, please let us know what your interest or skill set is and  where you live.

If you need material we can help you with supply kits (show in the photo to the left) once you sign up with the team.


Why sewn masks matter

From the Center of Disease Control Coronavirus Healthcare Strategies section:

When No Facemasks Are Available, Options Include

“Healthcare personnel (HCP) use of homemade masks:

In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.

Help our healthcare workers and community! Sign up to volunteer in this website or on social media.

Contact our organizers through the Official Berkshire Mutual Aid Community Page on Facebook.

Join the movement on Slack.

Slack is a communication app. We encourage the community to join our Slack space! The link directly to the Mask Sewing channel for Berkshire Mutual Aid is below.


We are Stronger together!

a little about our Mask sewing team

mass makes masks and the bagshare community

mass makes masks and the bagshare community

mass makes masks and the bagshare community


Our generous sponsor

mass makes masks and the bagshare community

mass makes masks and the bagshare community


The Berkshire Mutual Aid Sewing Team efforts would not be possible without the generous financial support of Allen Harris, CEO  of Berkshire Money Management,  LLC.

Mask tips from mass make masks and our team

Please join up with the Official Berkshire Mutual Aid Sewing Team effort to join our community effort!

Berkshire Mutual Aid Masks resource guide

Document by Allie Carey and the BMA team

Business locations selling masks.  For Individual connections to local stitchers, please sure the form to the right.  Please Contact Berkshire Mutual Aid if you are a business or individual that would like to be added to this public list. This is a collaborative community effort. Thank you.

Community mask support

Homebound and in need of a mask delivery?  Have a special  need, disability or condition that requires a custom made mask?  Are you an organization looking for help sourcing masks?