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  • AlohaSandy
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    Yes but if I only had a serger.

  • Kgrammiecaz
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    My daughter brought one home from the hospital and I deconstructed it so I could cut my pieces. They have some on you tube but I did not like any.

  • Hulamoon
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    If you only have wide elastic around, you can use a serger and go down the middle. It still keeps it's stretch. I have done that before on other projects.

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  • tsladaritz
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    Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
    I am makoing mask and surgical caps for my daughter and a friend. They have now come up with another method to save their ears. They are putting buttons on the surgical cap which is then where the elastic goes from the mask. They dont like the masks with string.
    I am wondering about the pattern for the surgical mask also.

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  • Suzette
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    Originally posted by Nwmnteacher View Post
    I read that the ties are actually better because they don't harbor bacteria like elastic can. Anyone else come across that info?
    They will be sterilized in between uses, so I don't think that is a factor. However each person has personal preference as to whether they like elastic or ties. I am making and donating both and that way there are choices for those who need and use them.

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Ouch, oh Claire. I hope your fingers heals quickly.
    I'm still healing from slicing across finger with seam ripper. Sign to slow down.

  • bubba
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    Do you have a pattern for the caps? I'd like it please.

  • bubba
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    We've been told that elastic causes sores behind the ears due to the length of time they are being worn. They are asking for ties.

  • laura44
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    Making mine like Bubba's. All the hospitals in my area are accepting them. Some of the nurses posted
    they like the ties because the elastic rubs on the ears and causes sores.

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  • Kgrammiecaz
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    I am makoing mask and surgical caps for my daughter and a friend. They have now come up with another method to save their ears. They are putting buttons on the surgical cap which is then where the elastic goes from the mask. They dont like the masks with string.

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  • redcaboose1717
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    Sandy, I picked up a kit(to make masks) from Jo-Ann's (I live in Michigan) today and in the bag was 23 inches of 44" fabric and this elastic called "Fold Over Elastic.
    It is made by Dritz 5/8" and comes in a package of 1 yd.
    I noticed that Jo-Ann's has Babyville Fold Over Elastic :
    https://www.joann.com/babyville-fold...h-Rule&start=1
    There's 2 yds in this package.
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    Jo-Ann's gives you 2-one yard (5/8" Fold Over Elastic) and instructions on how to make a very simple mask. I really wanted to see what Jo-Ann's had come up with as far as the masks.
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  • bubba
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    The ones I am making are for nurses working in a hospital.

  • AlohaSandy
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    Wow Perfect thank you!!!

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  • Hulamoon
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    Originally posted by AlohaSandy View Post
    Our hospitals aren’t taking theses. No homemade masks. Nursing homes are our best to give them since there more for decoration they are stating.
    Someone posted this and there a few in Hawaii.
    https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-mak...Mask-Donations

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  • AlohaSandy
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    Wow Great to know since now I’m out of elastic. Mahalo.
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