Date published on Youtube: 1 May 2020
[2 Aug 2020] Updated and recalibrated with 8 new sizes - XS, S, S+, M, M+, L, L+ and XL at USD$3
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Imagine living in a world where you can’t hear anything or listen to someone speak. It must be frustrating, especially since everyone is now masked up.
This Smile Mask design has a clear window that allow our lips to be seen when worn. Thus, allowing lip-readers to be able understand us better when we communicate.
In May 2020, I designed my first prototype where the see-through window is sewn in. A month later, I came up with a second prototype where the window is removable, hence eradicting all concerns with washing instructions. The window will fog at times, but clears up during a pause. To minimise fogging, please refer to the last video at the bottom of the page.
This video was made so that more of such masks may be made for those who need them.
- 2 Fat Quarters (1 exterior, 1 lining)
- wonder clips heat-erasable pen
- 1 clear vinyl (7x11cm) or laminate sheets (run through machine without paper)
- 2 strips of elastics (30cm)
- Hairpin/safety pin (to hook elastic through casing) scissors
The table below shows an ESTIMATED finished dimensions of the Smile Masks.
Please note that results will vary from maker to maker due to the skills, type of fabrics used etc.
|Finished Dimensions||Width in cm (ear to ear)||Height in cm (nose to chin)|
Please feel free to share the video. Credit is appreciated. Also, share your creation on Instagram (if you have) and hashtag #SSOLSMILEMASKS!
I would love to see them!
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Dimensions of the original pattern - Standard Adult
[2 Aug 2020] - 8 NEW SIZES UPDATED!
BBC Click - Guest appearance at 2:40 of the timeline
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