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« 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
Scissors
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!

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« 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!
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« 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!
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« 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?
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« 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!
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« 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
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