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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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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.