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    Joost De Cock
    @joostdecock
    Can you ask your sister, or someone at her work, to reach out to clarify what it is exactly they are looking for? These articles in the press are very light on details
    Bill Ta
    @WBTa_gitlab
    Will do
    nutation
    @nutation
    Swatch on is asking for a pattern https://www.swatchon.com/covid19/medical_wear
    This is a simple pattern, but could be modified to meet FDA specs-long sleeves, high neck, etc
    My doctor sis says: high neck, long sleeves, knee length and ties...that would be great!
    Long sleeves are the must; probably wrists cinched in by a fabric tie or soft elastic or knit cuff?
    And, ideally make pattern large size
    A surgical nurse friend brilliant idea: use this kind/size tissue tablecloth, with animal breeder’s gloves (longer up the wrist than usual exam gloves).
    The challenge is to figure out how to cut/attach seams for sleeves. Sewing? Some kind of tape? Other ideas?
    Joost De Cock
    @joostdecock
    Can't use that I'm afraid: Β© Lazy Girl Designs. For personal use only.
    I'm going to see if I can get my hands on a gown to reverse-engineer
    stoffsuchti
    @stoffsuchti
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    Teresa Fontinato
    @teresafontinato_twitter
    I just printed out the mask pattern. It says that the pattern does not include the seam allowance. So do I cut the fabric larger than the pattern? Sorry for the dumb question!
    nutation
    @nutation
    Yup you need to add that on
    Teresa Fontinato
    @teresafontinato_twitter
    Thank you! Is anyone here considering using Scotchguard spray on the front of the mask? I'm using high thread count bedsheets.
    nutation
    @nutation
    High concentration salt water with a wetting agent or a drop of dish soap soak and dry will be more effective
    Wouter van Wageningen
    @woutervdub
    I would not spray anything on it that makes it harder to breath through. Just something to keep in mind. I've made some that have a wool matted type material on the inside. Catches a lot of droplets and basically doesn't let any moisture through. But it steams up my glasses like there's no tomorrow. It becomes really difficult to see that way.
    nutation
    @nutation
    I have looked in the past for the vent valves but never found them
    Michele Sohn
    @Michele_Sohn_twitter
    Hi here - we have started a volunteer-driven social movement in South Africa to try and get South Africans to sew masks and donate them to those in need (10millionmasks.africa) - we have looked all through the internet and evaluated lots and lots of patterns evaluating ease of sewing against ease of wearing. This one wins hands down. We would like to put a link to the video from our videos and socials. Is that OK?
    Joost De Cock
    @joostdecock
    @Michele_Sohn_twitter Totally. What are you waiting for ;-)
    There's a lot going on on freesewing.org and people tend to get overwhelmed/lost. But that link just gives them what they need
    thirtythreedown
    @thirtythreedown
    When printing PDF patterns, should we scale to None or Printer margins? I couldn't find that an answer to that question on the website.
    Wouter van Wageningen
    @woutervdub
    No scaling.
    And make sure you measure the little box to make sure you're printing it correctly. I always just print that page first by itself, so I'm not wasting any paper.
    thirtythreedown
    @thirtythreedown
    Smart move :)
    The Fu mask doesn't have a box like that (at least not the one I have) but I'm glad to know it's a feature in the patterns.
    I can see a scale box on my Theo pattern, but it looks like it's spread across a few pages.
    Wouter van Wageningen
    @woutervdub
    It does, at the bottom
    thirtythreedown
    @thirtythreedown
    Hmm, I must have exported it funny - lemme double check the export options just in case I messed things up there.
    @woutervdub If you have a second, mind if I share my download link with you so you can tell me what you see?
    Wouter van Wageningen
    @woutervdub
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    thirtythreedown
    @thirtythreedown
    Aaah, you're looking at a different pattern than I am.
    Check https://freesewing.org/patterns/iykbg/ - the Fu pattern generated from measurements through the website doesn't seem to have a scale box.
    thirtythreedown
    @thirtythreedown
    Thank you for the pointers on print scaling @woutervdub :) Much apreciated.
    entreDonovan
    @entreDonovan_twitter
    Thanks for the very useful patterns and advice here. We have made up a few protos from 100% cotton in all 3 sizes. I am wearing medium and my husband is wearing large. They seem high in the eye area and kind of close-fitting around the nose and mouth. Has anyone tried any modifications or is this the most effective fit? (Is it possible to post photos in this feed?)
    Wouter van Wageningen
    @woutervdub
    Yes, you can copy&paste photos here
    entreDonovan
    @entreDonovan_twitter
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    Wouter van Wageningen
    @woutervdub
    :+1:
    nutation
    @nutation
    I sew a piece of plant wire into the seam area of the nose with heat and bond
    Joost De Cock
    @joostdecock

    the Fu pattern generated from measurements through the website doesn't seem to have a scale box.

    @thirtythreedown It's just too small to fit it : ) But you can toggle the paperless option, and then compare the size to your print-out (see https://freesewing.org/docs/about/patterns/settings/paperless/ )

    Angelo
    @Ajjelos_twitter
    Thank you for your help ..
    entreDonovan
    @entreDonovan_twitter
    @nutation Do you mean across the nose bridge or actually down the face in the front seam? Do you mind posting a pic? Thanks.
    nutation
    @nutation
    Centered across the nose 4” piece of non rusting plastic covered wire held in into a Β½ in seam allowance with a 5” by Β½ piece of heat and bond
    You can also stitch a box around the wire in the seam allowance before you turn it rightsides out
    entreDonovan
    @entreDonovan_twitter
    @nutation Thanks.
    thirtythreedown
    @thirtythreedown
    @joostdecock Thanks for the tip! Very good point, I'll keep it in mind for the future :)