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Tools for Fabric Mask Makers

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User:M.Kreiger created this page to create a "repository" of sorts for seamstresses to gather information on tools that can help them make masks faster. Like most of my work, this page is a work in progress.

These masks are not approved for COVID-19 prevention. These masks are NOT N95. [More information]

St Charles Healthcare Mask (SCH)[edit]

To find the most updated information for this mask, please visit:
St Charles Healthcare : Hand-sewn-masks page
Directions for SCH mask

How to make SCH mask[edit]

Videos on how to make this mask & how to make the Jig for pleating this mask:
Videos by YouTube user: bendphoto ; Assembled jig diagram: Beth H.Image

How to make SCH mask
Pleating Jig Final (SCH).jpeg

Printable Pleating Jig Pattern[edit]

A full printable pattern file was not able to be located, so User:M.Kreiger used the open-source information from the videos above & the diagram to create a printable jig pattern and to share here for widespread use.

Printable jig pattern located here File:Fabric 9x8 Mask StCH JigTemplate.pdf

Printable 1/2" Bias Tape Jig Pattern[edit]

A paper alternative to the 3D printed bias tape maker.

Printable pattern for half inch bias tape jig File:Paper Bias Tape Maker Pattern - Half Inch.pdf

1-APR-2020: Other Printable Jig Patterns are in progress.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Appropriate technology resources for COVID-19 crisis Category:Flu pandemic.