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BASIC PLEATED FACE MASK CONSTRUCTION
Create a Jig to Sew Pleats for a Basic Pleated Face Mask
adapted from bendphoto on YouTube
STEP 1 - GATHER MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
Pre-washed Quilters Cotton Fabric
1/4 Inch Elastic
Light-Weight Card Board - such as a used cracker or cereal box
Packaging or Duct Tape
Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, Ruler, Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Iron, Marker & Pins
STEP 2 - CUTTING MEASUREMENTS FOR FABRIC & ELASTIC
STEP 3 - MAKE JIG
This jig has been adapted from bendphoto on YouTube. She designed her jig specifically for a mask pattern from a hospital system in her area. We switched up the pattern and then adjusted the original measurements for this new jig.
Measurements below will allow you to create either an adult or child sized jig. Visit the link below for instructions on how to create this jig.
Basic Pleated Face Mask Jig Directions Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFuZefobNko
JIG SEGMENTS MEASUREMENTS
STEP 4 - SEWING USING JIG
Once your fabric and elastic pieces have been cut using the cutting measurements from the table above, follow the link below for instructions on how to sew the pleated face mask using your newly constructed jig.
Basic Pleated Face Sewing Directions Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vefZM2IMwc&list=PLHRfgLRudsdpSMVqaSWkJ2v6a2WHnreCJ&index=3&t=0s