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Make your own covers for mask head cushions
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My husband needs a CPAP machine and the latex head cushion on the top of the mask irritates his skin. So I have been making him covers and I thought I'd share in case it helps anyone else.

You'll need:
Sewing machine & thread
Buttonhole foot
Scissors
Soft material (I used flannel or terry cloth)
Button the size of the plugs
Paper & pen/ marker

See the tutorial with pics here:
craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430771.0
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#2
Hi Opal_City,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Thanks for posting your how-tos on making cushion covers, very helpful.
trish6hundred
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#4
I just use strip of cotton material over the forehead support pad, yours looks better job
I,m copying your instructions and photos, someone might find useful

My husband needs a CPAP machine and the latex head piece irritates his skin. So I have been making him covers and I thought I'd share in case it helps anyone else.

You'll need:
Sewing machine & thread
Buttonhole foot
Scissors
Soft material (I used flannel or terry cloth)
Button the size of the plugs
Paper & pen/marker

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All of these steps you'll do twice since there are two, I recommended doing both together

First I took off the head piece and traced it onto paper

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Then I cut it in half, folded the fabric in half and pinned it to the fabric and cut about 1/2 inch around
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Unpin, unfold and line up with head piece. On one side mark in the center of the fabric where the plugs that snap into the mask. Make a line.

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Put your sewing machine on the buttonhole setting, use the button that is a similar size to the plugs for the buttonhole foot and sew over your mark
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Then fold the piece over and sew around the edges leaving the bottom open ( you can skip sewing around the top because you have a fold there.
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Turn inside out and slide onto the headpiece with the buttonholes opening for the plugs
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Your done, now it's time to snap the plugs into the mask and have a good sleep!






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