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Quick and Easy Pleated Face Mask Construction Using a Jig

Create a Face Mask Using a Jig | Little Fabric Shop

Create a Jig to Sew Pleats for a Basic Pleated Face Mask

adapted from bendphoto on YouTube

 

PDF Directions: Basic Pleated Face Mask Directions Using a Jig

YouTube Tutorial Part I: Basic Pleated Face Mask Jig Directions Part I

YouTube Tutorial Part II: Basic Pleated Face Sewing Directions Part II

YouTube Nose Band Tutorial: How to Sew a Nose Band into a Mask

 

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STEP 1 - GATHER MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

 

MATERIALS:

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

 

SUPPLIES:

Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, Ruler, Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Iron, Marker & Pins

 

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STEP 2 - CUTTING MEASUREMENTS FOR FABRIC & ELASTIC

CUTTING MEASUREMENTS:

 SIZE

FABRIC

ELASTIC

Adult Male

H: 8” x W: 9” - 2 Pieces

6.5” to 7.0” - 2 Pieces

Adult Female | Teen

H: 8” x W: 9” - 2 Pieces

6.0” to 6.5” - 2 Pieces

Child

H: 7” x W: 7” - 2 Pieces

5.0” to 5.5” - 2 Pieces

 

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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:

SECTION

ADULT SIZES

CHILD SIZES

Back Middle

H: 4" x W: 6"

H: 3.5" x W: 5"

A Top

H: 1.75" x W: 6"

H: 1.5" x W: 5"

B Bottom

H: 3" x W: 6"

H: 3" x W: 5"

C Top

H: 3" x W: 6"

H: 2.25" x 5:

D Bottom

H: 2" x W: 6"

H: 2" x 5"

 

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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

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