Wondering where you can get cloth face masks or reusable masks in the Lakeland area?
Originally published 4/17/20. Last updated: 7/6/20. Photo Credit: Strong Stitch Lakeland
While there is no mandate on wearing face masks in public from the State of Florida or Polk County (at the time of publishing), the City of Lakeland and City of Winter Haven require masks indoors. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also “recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores, retail, and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.” Cloth masks can be sanitized in the washing machine and reused. Note that other nearby cities and counties (Tampa, Orlando, St. Pete, etc.) may have implemented indoor mask requirements, be sure to check for details if you are traveling to one of these areas.
From the CDC: “A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others. Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”
Who should NOT use cloth face coverings: children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. CDC SOURCE
Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only. Lakeland Mom is not a source of medical advice. There is no guarantee that cloth masks protect anyone against the spread of germs, cloth masks are not medical grade masks. However, we do recommend those that are able to wear a mask do so, as masks are designed to slow the spread in our community. For medical advice consult your doctor.
Note on Pricing & Availability – Prices listed below may be subject to change. There also may be an additional charge for shipping. While these businesses and individuals are local, most are not currently offering local pick up unless specifically noted below. Also, if you need the face masks ASAP, ask about production time before you order. They are ALL working as fast as possible – be compassionate!
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Leslie Shelton, mom of 3 and Registered Nurse of 27 years is selling custom masks made with decorative fabrics and lined with Halyard 600 – Surgical Sterile material used in hospital Operating Rooms. Halyard 600 blocks 99% particulates, water, and bacteria. 200+ fabric options to choose from. Adults masks are $15.00/ Children’s are $10.00, Local pick-up or shipping available. To order, visit Facebook page at Safe Face Masks of Lakeland.
After donating more than 1400 masks to local healthcare workers, Strong Stitch is now selling masks to the public for $7 per mask plus shipping. They have two types of masks: fabric masks (pictured above) and the Halyard 600 Medical Grade mask, both available in kids and adult sizes. To order visit Strongstitch.com.
Mother Daughter Team Sue Koepfle and Sara Richards are selling masks with all proceeds going towards frontline workers at LRH. They are 4/$15 or $4/each. Adult and kid size masks available. Mostly the elastic over the ear but they can also do ties. 100% cotton and washable. Typically available in 24-48 hours, can make arrangements for pickup or we will ship USPS priority mail flat rate $8. To see photos and place an order vist their Facebook Page – Momma Sue’s Masks.
Mask It All with Marianne is selling masks – including the CLEAR insert masks. She is local to Winter Haven, available sizes are: 2T, 3T, Child S, M, L, and Adult, with over 200 fabric choices. Masks start at $10, she also sells masks with the clear vinyl insert designed for Hearing Impaired/Interpreters. These start at $15. Local pick up is free, Domestic shipping $4. Visit the Mask It All Facebook page to see options and place an order.
Samantha with A Little Extra is making face masks. They are 3 layers with a built-in filter, wire in the nose for a better fit. Options include elastic or straps. Over 100 prints to choose from. Adult $10 (male, ladies & teens) kids $8 ( ages 3-6 & ages 7-12). Shipping is available. To see photos and place an order visit the Facebook Page – A Little Extra.
JF Boutique is located in the Lakeland Square Mall. They are selling masks in a variety of fabrics for $8 each. To order visit https://www.jfboutiquelakelandfl.com/.
Babe’s Shoes & Apparel, located in the Southgate Shopping Center in Lakeland, is selling face masks with nose wire for $9.99. Visit their Facebook page to order, or call 863-683-6900.
Yates & Hagan, located at Lakeside Village, is getting regular shipments of face masks. The current order is plain black, 100% cotton, $12 each with free shipping. They will be getting more, including kid sizes and patterns. Visit their Facebook page to place and order and check for new shipments.
Amazon has a large selection of masks available, both reusable cotton face masks and disposable surgical face masks, many with 1 day shipping. Be sure to check reviews, we suggest ordering items with a minimum of 100 reviews and an average of at least 4 stars. Below are a few we found, but always recommend doing your own research when buying masks online.
Courtney Taylor is making cloth face masks for $12-15 each. Visit her website to order, if you are local, be sure to choose the free LOCAL PICKUP OPTION at checkout. If you have questions, you can also contact Courtney via Facebook.
Margaret Janicki with Living that Silly Life has face masks for sale that are reversible with 2 complementary patterns and filter pocket. Local pick up is available. Masks are $15 – use code StaySafe for a 15% discount, free shipping on orders over $75. Visit her website to order, or contact via her Facebook page.
Reed Frey creates masks in child and adult sizes that have 3 layers (including filter pocket), a nose wire, and elastic that is gentle on the ears. $7/each for orders of 5 or more, $5/each for orders of 100 or more. $1 additional to personalize with logo, name, initials, etc. Message him through his Etsy shop to start a custom order: etsy.com/shop/MagicMaskCo.
Denisa’s Designs is making ear savers. To order send a message via Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DenisasDezigns.
Repurpose Art Studio has masks for sale for $5 each. Proceeds go directly to the ladies who made them, these are homeless or formerly homeless women. Stop by studio to purchase (310 Plum St. #15, Lakeland, Florida 33801) or visit their Facebook page for more details.
Craftipus is a Lakeland based Etsy shop selling ready to ship masks and fabrics available for mask making. Reversible masks are $10. Pleated are $5 except a few patterns. Shipping is $3 no matter how many you order. Orders over $35 will ship free. Local, NO CONTACT pick up available in Lakeland. Visit the Facebook page to see the options and place an order.
Re-Sale America Lakeland, located in the Lakeland Square Mall, has been getting shipments of N95 masks and KN95 masks, surgical masks, and hand sanitizer. Check for updates on their Facebook page or call (863) 816-5312 to check inventory.
Karen with Tiana’s Bow-Tique is sewing and selling masks. Contact her via the Facebook page or call 863-212-5155.
Mayra with Dandelions Handmade is sewing and selling masks, $8 each, $10 with the filter. Contact her via Facebook to order.
Local Moms Making Face Masks
Chelsie Rose Stickel is giving away 1 mask each to first responders and healthcare workers – contact her on Facebook.
Lauren Johnson is selling masks for $7 each – contact her on Facebook.
Kristin Allison is sellling face masks – they are made with elastic, bendable nose piece, a pocket and a filter is included, all for $7 each (photos on FB page). Sizes for adults, children and toddlers. She also makes the headbands with buttons and elastic “ear savers”. Contact Allison through Facebook or call/text 863-255-5411.
Kayla Irish is making and selling cloth masks for $4. They can be either elastic ear bands or tie backs. All have a pocket to insert a filter. Sizes adult man, adult woman, child, and toddler. $5 flat shipping. Contact Kayla via Facebook to order.
Marylian Rosa is selling cotton masks with filter pocket for $4 each. Contact through Facebook Marylian Rosa or cell 484-387-6022.
Patricia Martinez is making 3 layer facemasks in various sizes – toddlers, child size, regular and large sizes. Over 75 different cotton prints, Prices from $4 – $8. Shipping available or Pickup in North Lakeland. Contact her through Facebook at Familia Mi.
Michelle Welch makes reusable cotton masks with elastic to order for $5. Message her via her Facebook page for fabric options. Custom sizing available upon request.
CE’s Bridal in Lake Wales are selling masks – they are 100% cotton with the filter and are machine washable and double sided. Kids $6.00 Adults $7.99. Free mask with purchase of 5 masks. Order via Facebook at CE’S Bridal.
Empire Beauty Outlets is selling face masks, located at 995 East Memorial Blvd, Lakeland 33801. Check their Facebook page for updates or call (863) 413-1444.
Alpha Kids is selling face masks on their website, prices vary by mask. The masks shown are what is available, new masks will be added as existing masks are purchased.
Victory Business Services is selling a face mask bundle – $19.99 for 5 in a pack. Made of Breathable Fabric, 100% Coton, Washable and Reusable, Two-Layers Protection, Comfortable Ear Loops. Shipping is $3.99. For personal use and not intended for use in a healthcare setting or by an HCP. Visit their website to place an order.
Brenda at Momma Mouse Needs Coffee is selling masks. She uses the Olson mask pattern, which has a pocket available for insertion of a napkin or paper towel as an additional filter. Both adult and youth sizes are available for $5 per mask. She is located in Winter Haven and can also ship. PM her directly at MommaMouseNeedsCoffee on Facebook.
Paw-Berries Bandanas is selling handmade masks for $14.99 each. Made with two layers of fabric. 100% Premium Brushed Polyester Fabric (Super Soft). Washable & Reusable. Paw-Berries Bandanas does not make any claims on level of protection. We also can design custom masks for businesses or groups. Visit the Paw-Berries website to view sample styles and place an order.
Lola with LittleThingsNstuffCo has an Etsy shop based in Lakeland. She is selling fun masks for kids for $9.99-12.99. Visit the Etsy shop to view designs and place an order.
Isabelle with SeaBellas Jewelry has an Etsy shop based in Lakeland. She is selling masks for $10 each in a variety of patterns. Masks are 100% cotton, no filter, ear loop elastic, with nose wire. Visit her Etsy shop to view designs and place an order.
Local Stores Selling Masks
We have been told that the following stores also have masks available: Target, Old Navy, Walgreens.
How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Mask
- The CDC has visual instructions on multiple types of cloth face coverings you can make yourself, including a sewn method, quick t-shirt method (no sew) and a bandana folding method. Click here for the CDC instructions. Prefer to watch a video? See below.
- JoAnn has printable patterns and videos on their website
- A quick YouTube search will pull up PLENTY of DIY Mask Videos to choose from
How do you sterilize or clean a cloth face mask?
From the CDC: “A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.” Do not microwave cloth masks!