This fold over face mask pouch pattern only takes about 5 minutes to make. Plus, it’s the perfect way to keep your fabric face mask nicely contained (and clean!) while you’re not wearing it.
I have always liked to put things in their place and making various style bags in different sizes has often been my solution.
The fact that I created a fabric face mask pouch pattern is therefore not a surprise to those who are familiar with my tendencies.
Easy Peasey Fold Over Fabric Mask Pouch Pattern
Since the start of the pandemic, I have been making masks in a variety of styles.
For the mask with ties, I use t-shirt ties and create a channel that they are threaded through like this face mask with a filter.
After donating a lot of masks, I started making more for my immediate family. So, we have plenty of masks in my house which has been wonderful.
I realized, though, as I was throwing an extra mask into my purse the other day that I needed a compact easy-to-make pouch I could use to store and carry an extra fabric face mask.
Neither of those fit the bill, however. I wanted something that needed straight line sewing and took only minutes to make.
So here is my face mask mini pouch pattern! This sewing project takes only 5 minutes and is perfect for fabric scraps.
Materials & Tools For Your Face Mask Mini Pouch
– Three 4″ x 6″ pieces of 100% cotton fabric
This face mask pouch pattern is perfect for fabric scraps. You could mix and match fabrics to make it funky or just stick with the same patterns.
I also use this 4″ x 6″ sizing for the reusable sponges I make (tutorial coming soon!). So, while you’re cutting fabric, throw in some extras for future sewing projects.
– Sewing clips
These clips are a staple in my sewing tool set. (Well, not literally, they’re a clip. Duh.)
Seriously, though. I use them for everything which you’ve probably noticed if you’ve been reading the other sewing projects on the site.
– Sewing machine
This project is small enough that the pieces could be hand stitched. A sewing machine is a necessity, however, if you want to make the mask pouch in 5 minutes or less, though.
I plan on making a bunch of them at once, so I will batch a lot of the sewing by doing them in a daisy chain.
Video Tutorial: 5 Minute Fabric Face Mask Pouch
- Three 4" x 6" pieces of 100% cotton fabric
- Sewing clips
- Sewing machine
GATHER MATERIALS & TOOLS
The materials for this mini pouch are minimal. You need three pieces of 100% cotton fabric that you've cut to 4" x 6". You'll also want some sewing clips to use to secure the fabric before sewing.
CREATE OUTSIDE FRONT PANEL FOR FOLD OVER POUCH
This pouch behaves like a fold over sandwich bag. So, first we're going to create the outside flap of the pouch.
Take one piece of fabric and fold it over 1/4", finger press
and clip to hold it in place. Fold it over another 1/4'" and clip to secure for sewing.
Place the fabric right side down on your machine and use a 1/8" seam allowance to secure inside edge of the fold.
CREATE FRONT INSIDE PANEL
Now it's time to create the inside front panel.
Take a second piece of fabric and place it right side down.
Fold a long edge over 1/2" toward the center. Clip then use a zigzag stitch to secure. This also helps prevent fraying.
FORM THE POUCH SHAPE
To form the pouch you need to layer the fabrics.
The back panel that still measures 4" x 6" and the other two
pieces of fabric have finished edges.
The front panel that folds has the double folded edge and the inside panel was finished with the zigzag stitch.
Take the back panel and place it right side up.
Take the front outside panel, line it up with the top edge and place right side down onto the back panel.
Finally, take the inside front panel and line it up with the bottom edge and place it right side down as well.
Clip around the whole rectangle except for a 2" turning hole on the bottom edge.
Sew around the whole pouch using a 1/4" seam allowance. Remember to leave a hole for turning.
CLEAN UP THE LOOSE THREADS, TURN RIGHT SIDES OUT
Trim all the extra threads, then clip the corners to remove any bulk.
Turn the mini pouch right sides out and poke out all four corners.
Top stitch 1/8" away from the bottom edge to close the turning hole.
Use a zigzag stitch to finish the inside top edge to prevent fraying.
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