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March-April 2020

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surgeon style MASK sewing template

Template has a side opening for tissue inserts for extra protection per my sister Maragret. Template follows an actual surgeon mask.

To begin, the cut cotton fabric laid flat on table for mask part is
9″ x 16″ to begin.

My opinion and experience, due to time and urgency, no need to use pins or iron, trust your eye for approx measurements as you begin to sew many masks. If no sewing machine, use safety pins to make masks for self.

FIRST TEMPLATE

fold side seam for pocket side of mask and sew

find the center of fabric and measure down approx 1″ and start folding 3X’s and sew.

fold and sew a second set of pleats. Again, find the center and measure down approx 1″ to start fold. Sew two separate sets of pleats.
place wire in center.

UPDATE/edit to this picture: the wire needs to be shorter than shown in these pictures. Wire should be folded on each end to avoid sharp points. Wire should measure approx 8″ long with the ends folded in.

Fold the fabric over the wire and sew.

Then, flipoverfabric
and sew two seams
stop sewing when you reach wire area

turn fabric to right side

nowhaveamaskbody.

The one short side of the mask body has a hole as shown above.
This is the hole to insert tissue.
The other short side is sewn closed.

Take the closed short side and fold pleats 3x’s  in your hand and sew. (No time for pins, measurements, and perfection:)

Next, sew on two ties (see template #2 below for how to make ties)

DONE

This template without side pocket:

EDIT to picture below. Mask fabric piece 9″ x 16″ to begin.

then, fold fabric

UPDATE/edit to this picture: the wire needs to be shorter than shown in these pictures. Wire should be folded on each end to avoid sharp points. Wire should measure approx 8″ long with the ends folded in.

clarity to picture below: both short sides of mask are folded 3x’s (pleats) and sewn.


https://nypost.com/2020/03/20/doctors-are-now-running-out-of-face-masks-heres-how-to-make-your-own/

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110111032821AA6r2eP

https://www.owensborohealth.org/news-events/news-media/2020/fabric-surgical-masks-information/

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/stop-sending-health-care-workers-into-the-coronavirus-battle-without-armor/

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/03/northeast-ohio-answers-call-to-make-masks-during-coronavirus-heres-how-to-help.html

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/our-warehouses-are-empty-washington-state-epidemiologist-describes-severe-shortages-of-medical-supply-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

Charmaine Spencer
Cleveland Artist
https://www.charmainespencer.net/

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