Popular Sewing Toronto

Providing made to order and high quality masks and caps for all organizations.


Popular Sewing is the story of skilled labour supporting Toronto’s first responders and essential services in a time of need; the story of volunteering to fill a gap, transitioning into sustainable employment; and the story of business valuing labour and paying ethical labour wages.

We are a group of professional and highly skilled seamstresses, living in East Toronto, who found ourselves out of jobs when COVID-19 hit.

Our friend, Jie Tisdall, who is a graduate from George Brown College fashion design program, told us about the campaign for 1000 masks a week for Michael Garron Hospital. We saw an opportunity to use our skills to help our brave healthcare workers and joined the call.

As the voice for our group, Jie soon met Michelle Oliveira who was starting a Toronto chapter of Homemade Masks for Hometown Heroes. This Toronto chapter has transformed into https://www.sewforto.ca where we are helping to produce over 400 masks and 300 caps a week and have helped fill orders for 18,000 non-PPE(masks, caps, and extenders) since April 1st.

We are now happy to partner with Jie to start Popular Sewing Toronto to serve the workforce and source material from local textile distributors and sew YOUR masks locally.

We truly APPRECIATE that you value our skills as seamstresses - thank you!

Jie Zhou

The health of your workforce is of utmost importance


Proudly made in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Choose suitable fabric and style for your business.


Made by seamstresses in Toronto.


We provide proper instruction on safe usage.

Working together to improve quality of office and manufaturing environment


100% cotton. Pocket for filter. Pocket for nose wire.

Would you like a sample or quote?

Minimum order 50 masks or 25 caps.

We truly appreciate your encouraging words

Success Stories

We appreciate your support and we'll continue to provide excellent services.

NWI Precision Canada

Thank you very much for the cloth masks you hand made for our organization! I am truly grateful for the time, guidance and advice you provided for this first time experience. During this time of so many unknowns it was great to work with you and your knowledgeable, caring team on this initiative. Our team of 200+ employees who work in manufacturing of essential parts are wearing the masks and they match their uniforms!

Given the shortage of non-medical masks and our responsibility to do all we can to keep our employees protected, the quick turnaround was very much appreciated!

Nancy Pugliese
Director, Human Resources

Hyundai Canada

Jie at Popular Sewing Toronto was a pleasure to work with. They provided professionally designed and sewn masks as part of our back-to-work strategy. Their idea of made in Toronto masks for our Canadian team members resonates with our values. We worked with her to choose the styles but relied on her experience and knowledge (George Brown College Fashion Design Graduate) for fabric choice and design.

We highly recommend Popular Sewing Toronto as a solution for workplace masks.

Kirk Merrett
Director, Human Resources & Administration


Please contact us for details and quote.

  • 110 Sandy Haven Dr.
    Toronto, ON
    M1W 3H9

  • +1 647 838 9440

  • jie@popularsewing.ca


  • Our masks are made from 100% cotton and are washable and reusable.
  • Our face masks are not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, such as N95 masks. If you need that type of equipment please consult a healthcare professional.
  • Use of face masks is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.