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[title] Attach the straps
[* black] Take one '''12" (30 cm) length of elastic band''' and pin it over one of the intersections between the sewn border line and one of the straight lines.
[* icon_note] The end of the elastic should '''extend past the sewn border''' by about 1/4" (6 mm) as pictured.
[* black] Take one '''12" (30 cm) length of elastic band''' and pin it over one of the intersections between the sewn border line and one of the straight lines.
[* icon_note] The end of the elastic should '''extend past the sewn border''' by about 1/4" (6 mm) as pictured.
[* icon_note] The angle of the elastic should roughly follow the angle of the sewn straight line.
[* black] '''Attach the elastic band''' by sewing a small rectangle where it overlaps the mask. This is the most difficult sewing step.
[* icon_note] I found that only using the '''manual advance wheel''' on the sewing machine made this step a lot easier. The width of each rectangle was exactly two 2 mm stitches.
[* icon_note] I found that only using the '''manual advance wheel''' on the sewing machine made this step a lot easier. The width of each rectangle was exactly two 2 mm stitches.
[* icon_note] As long as the straps are '''securely attached''', the mask will work. It doesn't have to look pretty.
[* black] '''Repeat this process''' for the other end of the first strap, and then both ends of the second strap.
[* icon_reminder] '''Check the orientation''' of the flat elastic bands when attaching each one's second end. The same flat side should be facing up on both ends, and there shouldn't be any twists in the band.