These DIY face mask storage ideas will help you keep some extra masks close at hand.
When the pandemic first started in March 2020, I quickly offered a basic face mask with ties pattern as an easy way to make a face covering for those who wanted a reusable alternative to a disposable mask.
I certainly didn’t think that a non-healthcare worker would need a variety of personal protective equipment options after that original need for the simple mask pattern.
But we did.
So, I continued to create and offer a variety different styles of fabric face mask patterns throughout 2020, because masks were being mandated many places and highly suggested in others.
Now we are in the final stretch of 2021 and masks are still an everyday necessity (with some exceptions).
However, some people still find themselves without a mask when the really need one, which is why I pulled together this list of face mask storage options!
Keeping one or more extra masks in your glove box, purse, or bag means you’ll always have one when you need it.
A Popular Face Mask Pattern: 3D Fabric Face Mask
If you’re looking for a face mask pattern that is slim and easy to store, a 3D face mask pattern is a great option.
This 3D mask pattern is also fun to make because it’s reversible so you can use two different fabrics for effect. The best part? It should take you less than 10 minutes to make!
What Materials Do I Need For These Face Mask Storage Ideas?
The things you need for these mask storage patterns are standard things you’ll find at a local fabric or big box store like Walmart or JoAnn’s.
The materials you need for these DIY mask storage ideas are:
- novelty cotton fabric (scrap fabric pieces will work for many of these projects)
- fusible fleece
- plastic snaps (sew-in snaps would work too)
- heat transfer vinyl
- free sewing patterns from Create To Donate
The tools you’ll want to have are:
- rotary cutter and mat
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut (for just one of the projects listed)
- sewing machine
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Simple Face Covering Storage Is Best
However you choose to store your face coverings, I recommend you stick with something simple.
If it is too involved, it’s just one more step that makes the whole process more aggravating.
If a DIY face mask project isn’t in your sights right now, you can always buy something like this on Amazon (affiliate link).
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