3 Tips for Mask Making

My video has a few tips and tricks that are helping me make masks for friends, family, and local medical facilities.

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  • Cutting tip: know what sizes you need so that you can cut everything you need the first time you have your fabric on the cutting board. I cut all of my fabric on the cross grain or straight of grain, even the fabric the original tutorial says should be bias. I don’t say those specific words in the video.
  • Pleating tip: making a simple pleating template or jig to help make consistent pleats.
  • Glue Basting tip: using washable glue or washable stick glue to glue baste the edge fabric strips used to finish the sides of the mask.

Errata: Seam allowance on the edge binding is 3/8 not 1/4 as said in video.


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Link to the PDF written instructions.

Link to original video tutorial