Times are scary. The coronavirus/COVID-19 has gone global and is killing people by the thousands. We’re counting on people in positions of power to make the right decisions with our well being in mind. That doesn’t mean we are powerless to affect change. Each one of us can do something to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Some landlords are waving their rent charges for tenants. Schools are handing out free food for families in their communities. Breweries and distilleries are turning their operations towards making hand sanitizer, this is my favorite one by the way. People are sewing masks for doctors, nurses, the elderly, sick, and even everyday people. So I thought, what can I do?
I don’t have a sewing machine, but I do have a laser cutter. I ‘m also a decent designer. I see thousands upon thousands of masks being made and donated to medical personnel. These men and women are working 12 hours shifts with individuals who are COVID-19 or Coronovirus positive. These long shifts are taking their toles on their bodies, mental and physical exhaustion. If I could offer even the slightest bit of comfort to these people I should do whatever I can.
I began to see posts about people’s ears getting rubbed raw from the constant use of behind the ear elastic straps on masks. Some people began to sew buttons onto their headbands to attach the elastic bands to take the pressure off their ears. Others began to use paper clips to bring the elastic straps around to the back of their heads and off of their ears.
4 connection points/hooks for a mask to connect to
This is where I and many other makers come in. Like others, I designed a comfort clip that anyone wearing a mask can use to pull the elastic back to around the back of their heads. The clip I designed offers 4 connection points/hooks for a mask to connect to. There is also a central knob the can be used to attach a hair tie to in order to keep the comfort clip attached to a ponytail or hair bun if the person has one. I offer the file completely free of charge to other makers with the only restrictions being:
- This product may be used free of charge. This file and products made with it MAY not be used for commercial purposes.
- You may not modify, sell or distribute this file on any website, CD-ROM or by any other means whatsoever (including electronic and print distribution), without written consent from PopCultPins.
- If you’d like to share this file with others, please direct them to our website where they can download their copy.
If you or someone you know is in need of comfort clips, reach out and let me know. I will do my best to accommodate anyone I can. If I can’t make them for any reason, I may know someone who can. If you’d like to help me buy material and pay to keep the lights on, feel free to make a donation via my PayPal link below as well. I do not charge for these comfort clips, but the retailers I buy the acrylic from, the power company, and post office do charge. Or if you’d like to support me in other ways, reach out and let me know. Thank you.
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