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  • A.B. Mask - for a Nurse by a Nurse

    Yes, I re-drew the pattern using Jessica's original pattern image as a guide. One can see where she inadvertently measured 5.5" and later crossed it out, but forgot to change the number.

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  • A.B. Mask - for a Nurse by a Nurse

    The instructions that say to cut along the dotted line of the fold are just describing how to cut out the paper pattern. Do not cut the fabric along this line.

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  • A.B. Mask - for a Nurse by a Nurse

    I posted a re-drawn pattern which should be the topmost comment. It allows anyone to draw the pattern by hand with a ruler - no printing necessary. Thank you so much for printing this for people, but that’s no longer necessary :)

    That’s correct. The original sketch/drawing has a wrong dimension (5.5”) The redrawn pattern dimensions are correct (5”).

    Yes, my re-drawn pattern dimensions are correct. The 5.5” dimension on the original sketch/drawing was wrong.

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  • usahotair made the instructable A.B. Mask - for a Nurse by a Nurse15 days ago
    A.B. Mask - for a Nurse by a Nurse

    I kept the pattern but modified the construction techniques to save time. After the mask pieces are cut out, start with sewing and trimming the nose and chin angles on each individual sheet folded in half. Then place both sheets together with the sheets inside-out (printed faces facing each other) and sew three sides of the perimeter. Then flip the assembly right-side out. The raw edges will be hidden inside, like a pillowcase. Then sew the perimeter of this to close the fourth edge and lock everything in shape. Add the pleats in this same sewing run. Once you get good at making the pleats, they can just be eyeballed so I don’t even bother marking or notching them anymore. Skip binding these pleated edges, but backstitch them (or sew down, back, and down again over the whole pleated edg...

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    I kept the pattern but modified the construction techniques to save time. After the mask pieces are cut out, start with sewing and trimming the nose and chin angles on each individual sheet folded in half. Then place both sheets together with the sheets inside-out (printed faces facing each other) and sew three sides of the perimeter. Then flip the assembly right-side out. The raw edges will be hidden inside, like a pillowcase. Then sew the perimeter of this to close the fourth edge and lock everything in shape. Add the pleats in this same sewing run. Once you get good at making the pleats, they can just be eyeballed so I don’t even bother marking or notching them anymore. Skip binding these pleated edges, but backstitch them (or sew down, back, and down again over the whole pleated edge) to add strength. Last step is to fold & sew 1.5”x40” strips into tie straps and attach them across the top and bottom edges of the mask (as binding tape) in the same sewing run. With no raw edges on the mask face portion, it is not necessary to bind the edges this way, but it adds strength and is a fast way to attach the tie straps at the same time the straps are being folded & sewn.

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