MakerMask: Expression Photo Tutorial

This is a self-guided tutorial for making the MakerMask: ExpressionExpression (Window Mask) window mask.  Click the box navigation at the bottom of the tutorial or click either side of a slide to move between slides. You may move backward and forward through the tutorial at your own pace.  The main MakerMask: Expression page contains written instructions in a single page, if you prefer.
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MakerMask: Expression (version 0.6b) Photo Tutorial

Overview

Overview

Seal-edges

Heat Seal
Each of the 4 edges

Cut-window

Cut Out Window Opening

window-in-place

Place Window Material Over Opening

Window Material

Window material can be temporarily
held in place with with residue-free
tape (e.g., painter’s tape – blue in photo)

Seal-on-diagonals

Heat Seal the Window in Place Along Each Diagonal

( Create Characteristic Criss-Cross Pattern )

Nose-piece

Add Nose Piece (Coffee Tin Tie Preferred)

Turn down the top ¾”
to create channel for
nose piece and seal
in place (see next)

upward-pleat

Fold to Create “Upward Pleat”

Nose Piece Sealed in Place

Heat seal

Heat Seal on Angle to Secure Pleats in Place

(remove clips first)

Remove Clip
and Seal

clip-bottom

Turn Up Bottom ¾” and Clip in Place

Face Up

Turn up the bottom ¾” and clip in place (orange clips in photo)

turn-over

Turn Mask Over (Face Down)

Face Down

fold-in-half

Fold Mask in Half

(bringing the bottom edge up to the top edge)

Clip in place (green and purple clips in photo)

unclip-top

Unclip Top Clips

(Helps prevent accidentally sealing it down)

heat-seal-fold

Heat Seal the Fold in Place

(Create a Pouch)

turn-down-top

Turn Down the Top ¾” and Clip in Place

(pink clips in photo)

fold-and-tuck-corner

Fold Bottom Corner Up and Tuck Under the ¾” Fold

clip-fold-in-place

Clip in Place

repeat-on-other-side

Repeat on the Other Side

open-up-boat-shape

Expand into 3-Dimensional Shape

angle-seal-corners

Seal At an Angle Across the Corners
to Secure the Folds in Place

Seal to Secure in Place

corners-sealed

Corners sealed
to secure in place

hole-punch

Use hole punch to create attachment points for headband

(Place well away from edge for most durable result)

attach-headband

Attach Silicone Headband

Attach Silicone Headband

finished-masks
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Click here for the pdf of the photo tutorial

These instructions do not guarantee protection against transmission of any diseases. Commercially available masks meet regulatory guidelines, but homemade masks may not. Mask designs have not been FDA approved or cleared. Homemade masks are to be used at your own risk. Due to variability of materials and construction, the mask’s safety or effectiveness is not proven and cannot be assumed. Information and instructions are not guaranteed to be complete and accurate. Manufacturers and distributors are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Stay safe.

MakerMask: Expression (BETA v. 0.6b)
Makermask.org
Jocelyn E. Songer, cc 3.0
August 14, 2020

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