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The Captain’s Mask Pattern

By: Cathy’s Sew & Vac

Materials:

  • One piece of fabric measuring 9” x 12”
  • Four pieces of tie material 18” long, approximately ¼ “ to  ½ “ wide.  Example: Grosgrain, Ribbed ribbon, or make your own ties out of fabric

OR

Two ¼” braided elastic, 9 ¾” each

  • 1-2 twist ties, approx. 3” (bread ties)
  • Fabric marking tool
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine & thread

Instructions:

  1. Cut fabric to 9”x12” and trim ties to size.

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Figure 1

  1. Serge or zig zag stitch both short ends.

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Figure 2

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Figure 3

  1. Fold fabric in half, short ends touching, right sides together.

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Figure 4

  1. Mark 1 ½ “ in from raw edge at serged side.

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Figure 5

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Figure 6

  1. Stitch opening from raw edge to marked line, with ½” seam allowance, leaving center open.

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Figure 7

  1. Press seam open.

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Figure 8

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Figure 9

  1. Top stitch 1/8” from folded edge of opening, on both sides of opening.

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Figure 10

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Figure 11

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Figure 12

Here is what it should look like right side out:

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Figure 13

  1. From the inside out position, measure ½ “ down from opening, then fold on marked line. Iron in place.

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Figure 14

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  1. Insert one tie in each corner inside, matching raw edges. Pin in place. Make sure to have your ties hanging out the opening to avoid accidently sewing loose ends.

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Figure 19

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Figure 20

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Figure 21

  1. Stitch raw edges closed with ¼” seam.

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Figure 22

  1. Clip corners, making sure not to trim the stitch.

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Figure 23

  1. Turn right side out, iron flat.

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Figure 24

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Figure 25

  1. Insert twist ties in upper part of opening fold.

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Figure 26

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Figure 27

  1. Stitch upper part closed, 1/8th” from topstitch.

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Figure 28

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Figure 29

  1. With opening side up, measure and mark a line 1” from bottom edge. Mark another line 1” above the first line.

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Figure 30

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Figure 32

  1. Fold on first line towards the front of mask (opposite side of opening). Match crease to the second marked line on backside of mask (opening side).

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Figure 34

  1. Finger press fold and pin in place on short ends.

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Figure 35

  1. For second pleat, mark a line measuring 1” from the top of the last pleat.

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Figure 36

  1. Now mark another line 1” above the last line you made. Using these lines as your guide, repeat the steps used to make the first pleat.

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Figure 39

  1. Topstitch pleats in place using ¼ “ seam allowance, backstitch at beginning and end to secure your stitches.

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Figure 40

Ta-da! All done!