A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October 5th News Announcement:  New Featured Projects posted!  Congratulate these artists for being selected!
Total Members: 308,408
Currently Running With Scissors:
368 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: CPAP cover tutorial  (Read 2889 times)
Tags for this thread: cpap , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 300
Joined: 25-Jul-2007

i drank my 40 before i left home, cause i'm a lady

View Profile
« on: January 12, 2014 06:12:59 PM »

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
Soft material (I used flannel or terry cloth)
Button the size of the plugs
Paper & pen/marker

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

Then I cut it in half, folded the fabric in half and pinned it to the fabric and cut about 1/2 inch around

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.

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.

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.

Turn inside out and slide onto the headpiece with the buttonholes opening for the plugs

Your done, now it's time to snap the plugs into the mask and have a good sleep!


« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014 11:13:18 PM »

They sure look more comfortable with fabric than with latex. What a nice thing to do for your husband!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 7046
Joined: 18-Dec-2009

I'm so squishy!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014 03:21:41 AM »

I use a CPAP too, and had to change masks b/c the one that you DH is currently using kept on cutting my forehead (I looked like Harry Potter there for awhile.  Tongue).  You are very thoughtful to fix this problem for him, and even more thoughtful to post your solution for others to share.  Thanks!


Occupation:  Crafter Wink

You can call me Queen Bee!
Or, Ladybug Girl, if you'd prefer.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014 12:51:39 PM »

That is a very creative, yet simple solution! But, uh, seriously, they don't make vinyl CPAP machine fittings for people with latex allergies?

Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 13906
Joined: 10-Jun-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014 07:46:52 PM »

That definitely looks more comfy. I'm sure your hubby really appreciates these. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014 01:32:10 PM »

Thank you so much for posting this. Like others my poor hubs also suffers from his mask, and thanks to your awesome idea I can give him some relief  Smiley

Absolutely, positively kidding myself!
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.