Where to buy fabric to make a face mask

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

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With face masks now mandatory in parts of Victoria and encouraged in parts of New South Wales, 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.




As Australia's largest supplier of fabric, Spotlight should be top of your list when it comes to shopping for materials to make your own mask.

  • Afterpay available
  • Zip Pay available
  • 10% off with price-match guarantee
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Etsy's marketplace specialises in homemade products, meaning that you'll find everything from fabrics to face mask patterns available for sale.

  • Free delivery on some orders
  • Products from local and international sellers available
  • Huge range available
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With millions of sellers utilising its platform, Amazon is guaranteed to have fabric in stock. It also makes it simple to compare prices to 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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eBay sells just about everything you could need and more, and it adds heaps of new products to the website daily, making it a great place to shop for all your crafting needs.

  • Free delivery on millions of eligible items with an eBay Plus membership
  • Easily compare prices
  • New products added daily
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Melbourne cafe and design warehouse Cibi stocks a huge range of hand-dyed fabric called Tenugui. Visit the online store to shop across a great selection of fabric patterns or see its handy guide on how to make Tenugui into a facemask.

  • Express post available
  • Same-day shipping when ordered before 8am
Wattle Hill Fabrics

Wattle Hill Fabrics

Australian online retailer Wattle Hill Fabrics specialises in quality, organic fabrics. It also has a great selection of kids fabrics available if you're looking to make masks for your little ones.

  • Free delivery on orders over $195
  • Afterpay available
  • Zip Pay available
  • Kids fabrics available
The Remnant Warehouse

The Remnant Warehouse

If you're looking to make a unique mask, look no further than The Remnant Warehouse. This website has a huge range of fashion and apparel fabrics available in stylish print designs.

  • Express post available
  • Afterpay available
  • Click and collect available (select NSW areas only)
Super Cheap Fabrics

Super Cheap Fabrics

Super Cheap Fabrics stocks just about every type of fabric you can think of and even has a designated mask fabric section, making it easy to find appropriate mask material.

  • Free delivery on orders over $99
  • Express post available
  • $5 off your first order with email sign-up

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • Etsy: Free delivery on some orders
  • eBay: Free delivery on millions of eligible items with an eBay Plus membership
  • Amazon: Free delivery on millions of eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
  • Super Cheap Fabrics: Free delivery on orders over $99
  • Wattle Hill Fabrics: Free delivery on orders over $195

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.

You can also head to Etsy and pick up mask patterns for just a few dollars.

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