ScanNCut tutorial – creating Olson face mask plastic templates

I’ve had several requests since my Facebook Live on making masks for Makers Superstore for a beginners video showing how to create a plastic template from an existing face mask pattern from beginning to end.

I’ve just uploaded a video on this to YouTube; there are links to materials and supplies as well as lots of other information in the description box below the video, but I will add them here as well.


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DISCLAIMER – This face mask does not protect the person against coronavirus. The goal is to stop the spread of droplets to reduce the spread of the virus. Strictly follow all recommendations from the government and health organisations to keep you, your family and loved ones safe.

Download Olson face mask pattern: https://www.unitypoint.org/filesimages/COVID-19/UnityPointHealth-OlsonMask-Instructions.pdf

Sew the Olson Face mask pattern (PLEASE NOTE – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ADDING A LAYER OF NON WOVEN INTERFACING TO YOUR MASK) – https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/simple-step-by-step-tutorial-for-the-olson-mask-pattern

I cut my templates from doeflex – you could also cut template plastic – google for the best prices.

SDX users – use black standard blade and autoblade settings. CM users – try turquoise standard blade starting at blade depth 4, pressure 1 *you will need to test cut to get settings right*

I use ORACAL 651 self adhesive vinyl for most of my projects, which I apply with DeTape medium tack clear transfer tape – I purchase from https://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/ (excellent prices and good customer service)

Facebook live video on making a face mask from inbuilt shapes on ScanNCut. https://www.facebook.com/104804484280818/videos/283671089479289/

Accompanying blog post for above with links to materials and supplies: https://scanncutuk.com/2020/06/12/scanncut-face-masks/

The machine I’m using is the SDX2200D – at the time of recording (June 2020) this is the top of the range ScanNCut – in the UK this machine is available exclusively from http://www.makerssuperstore.com

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