2020 – the year of the face mask sewing craze! So many begun their sewing journeys this year with learning to sew a face mask. It is has been months of mastering face mask sewing… time to up the game! So what is next? How about learning how to sew a face mask pouch or carrying case?

I found this tutorial for how to make a mask pouch for beginners from Sew Very Crafty and thought it was the perfect tutorial for our group members who are just starting out. These would be a great personalized homemade gift for any occasion. Travel face mask pouch + mask + travel sanitizer = the perfect gift. That is about where math ends folks!

NOTE: Although I encourage you to try the Kam snap, don’t let it snap intimidate you. If you do not want to add one of these, try replacing it with some Velcro or another fastener that you have at home readily available.

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How to Make a Simple Face Mask Pouch

A super simple beginner project that requires just two fat quarters of fabric to make.  Anyone with beginner sewing skills can make this project in about 15 minutes or so.

I used some remnants that I had on hand for this project but fat quarters would be perfect.  You can get fat quarters just about anywhere.  

If you would like a video tutorial of this project head over to YouTube and check out my video on how to make this project.

What you will Need: How to Make a Simple Face Mask Pouch

What you will need face mask pouch
  • 1/4 yd outer fabric
  • 1/4 yd lining fabric
  • Kam snap
  • 1/2″ swivel clip
  • Standard sewing supplies

STEP 1: CUT YOUR FABRICS

Cut one piece from the outer and lining fabrics that measures 4.5″ x 11. Cut an outer piece that measures 2″ x 2″ for the tab

STEP 2: STITCH ONE SHORT END

Place the fabric pieces right sides together and stitch along one short end using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Turn right sides out and top stitch along the seam.

Place right sides together

Top stitch the seam

STEP 3: ROUND THE CORNERS

With the raw edges matching round the corners of the raw edges of both the outer and lining fabric. 

STEP 4: CREATE THE TAB

Fold the outer edges of the tab to the center and press.  Fold in half to enclose the raw edges and press again.  Top stitch along both sides. Place the swivel clip in the  and the tab tab 1″ down from the stitched edge of the outer fabric piece as shown.  

Add the tab and clip

STEP 5: FOLD UP THE BOTTOM

Fold the lining up from the bottom stitched edged toward the top of the outer piece as shown. Then fold the lining raw edge to meet the top raw edge sandwiching the stitched bottom and clip around the sides.  

Fold up the bottom

Fold up the rounded edge

STEP 6: STITCH AROUND THE POUCH

Stitch all the way around the pouch using a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving an opening at the top for turning.  Turn the pouch right sides out through the opening.

Turn right sides

STEP 7: FINISH THE POUCH

Top stitch around the top of the pouch enclosing the opening.  Add the Kam snaps to the flap and the body of the pouch.  Insert your masks and you are finished.  

Add the Kam Snaps

Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created www.beginner-sewing.com. An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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