In this section you can:

Learn how to make Scrubs and Masks at Home.

Use your skills to help others.


(Wearing masks is now mandatory in public spaces in the UK unless you have an exemption card.)

Join the Thousands of People Making a Difference 

Thousands of volunteers have teamed up across the Country to make Scrubs & Masks for Key workers, Hospitals, Care Homes and Family & Friends. Can you sew? Or perhaps you would like to learn a new skill to pass the time. You can find patterns and advice on this page.

Please contact your local Volunteer Group to see if they need help. You can find a list of Groups below or if you have Facebook you can type in ‘For the Love of Scrubs (your area)


In this section you can learn how to make face coverings & scrubs at home. Find easy to use templates for standard masks, children’s masks and masks for those who lip read. FAQ’s follow below this section. If you can’t find what you are looking for them please do get in touch. 





Learn How to Make

Face Masks & Scrubs  

Masks (Face Coverings)


Government officials have reversed course and now recommend that people SHOULD use face masks to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.

Please click on the link below for the latest updates about face masks.



Here is a FREE pattern for you to download and print. 

Clear Windowed Pattern

Here is a FREE pattern for you to downloand and print. 

Learn how to make face masks with this easy to follow step by step video guide. 

Watch How

Childs Mask Pattern

Here is a FREE pattern for you to download and print. 


Here is a FREE NHS scrubs pattern used by many people across the globe.

Learn how to make scrubs with this easy to follow step by step video guide.

 Watch How


Here you will find some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to masks. We aim to answer all your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for then please get in touch. 






 Community mask trees have been created by volunteer

sewers to provide free cloth face coverings to anyone who

might need one.

If you don’t have a mask tree in your area why not

consider teaming up with your local volunteer group to

set one up.


Please remember to dispose of your masks, gloves, tissues and medical supplies correctly. Do not litter. Help slow the spread of Covid-19.


Face covering is an addition to other measures in place. 

To safely put on a mask: Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water

Ensure mask is clean, dry and freshly laundered

Pick mask up by the ties or elastics only

Bring mask up to face ensuring nose and mouth covered

Secure with ties/elastics


Am I exempt from wearing a mask?

If you have a disability or condition that prevents you from being able to wear a mask then please contact your GP practice for more information. 

If you have been told you are exempt then you can PRINT off the exemption cards below. Please make sure they are visible when using public transport or wherever you see ‘masks must be worn here’ sign. 


When should I wear a face mask?

Virologists across the globe say that we should wear face masks if we are working in confined spaces, using public transport, working with the vulnerable or if you have COVID-19 symptoms. It has also been strongly advised that we should wear a mask when out in public spaces, for example: in the supermarket.

The scientific evidence is that wearing a mask prevents a person who is COVID-19 positive from transmitting the disease to others. The scientific evidence can be found here:

With PPE shortages across the UK where can I purchase a mask?

Don’t worry there are lots of people and businesses that have now turned to making face masks:

How to make your own – video guide 



 Do I need a mask with a filter?

If you are working with vulnerable people then YES that would be advised. You can purchase filters from many online retailers: s

Can I use my scarf as a face covering if I don’t have a mask? 

The latest Government guidelines state that “A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.” Read more here:

Where can I purchase a child’s mask? 

You should be able to send the correct measurements to any mask maker. Most suppliers will have options for all ages. 

How many masks do I need?

It is advised that you should have a minimum of ‘3’ reusable masks. One for out and about, a spare and one for when you are washing the other masks. Disposable mask may seem like the easier option but please do try to be mindful about waste. 

Help stop the spread. Together we can win!