Sew a Pleated Face Mask at Home *NEW*

Join us for a virtual class on how to make your own 3-pleated face mask at home. If you have a sewing machine and basic sewing skills but would like more personal guidance on how to make a mask, this class is for you. There will be a curbside pick-up for a supplies kit that will include fabric, elastic, and a pattern for you to make 2 masks. During the class, you will be shown a demo and work on your own mask while having the opportunity to ask questions. Some of the stitches you will use include the standard forward/backward stitch, the topstitch and pleating. Prior to class, students should know how to thread and use their sewing machine, basic sewing experience is required. If you know how to sew a straight line or more, you have the skills needed for this class. Students should also have an iron, pins, and a ruler. Tuition includes sewing kit for curbside pick-up at CCAE on July 11 from 10am-12pm. Instructor: Lena Borovci.



Start Date

October 3, 2020









Saturday, October 3. 10am-12:30pm.

Contactless pick-up for supplies on Tuesday, September 29 or Wednesday, September 30, 9am-5pm at 42 Brattle Street. Registration closes the day before curbside pickup to ensure students recieve supplies.

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.

Instructors: Lena Borovci


Lena Borovci

Albulena (Lena) Borovci is a costume designer and stylist living and working in Boston. Her experience spans a wide spectrum of work ranging from witty and lush 18th century period costumes to innovative contemporary devised pieces. Lena holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University - School of Drama and she is the recipient of the USITT's prestigious Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award in 2013. In the same year her work is recognized by Costume Society of America with the Early Career Award of Excellence in Costume Design & Technology. During these past few months Lena has been putting her sewing skills to good use, making hundreds of masks for healthcare workers and first responders. To see Lena’s work visit her website