Learn How to Sew an Adorable Mini Pouch for Face Masks

DIY Mode
by DIY Mode
7 Materials
30 Minutes

After wearing my face mask, I didn't just want to put it down anywhere when I got home. I also wanted to have a place to keep spare face masks when I was out of the house. I decided to DIY an absolutely adorable mini pouch, perfect for holding face masks while they’re not in use. I chose my fabric, made sure to add a key ring for fun and functionality and I was so pleased with the results. If you want to make one of your own mini pouches, follow my step-by-step tutorial, and get started!

How to sew a small pouch

Tools and Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Fabric
  • Keyring 
  • Keyring strap 
  • Sewing machine 
  • Needle and thread 
How to sew a mini pouch

Cut my fabric pieces

To cut my two pieces of fabric which were 25 cm by 11 cm I made sure to draw a small pattern for myself. In the end, the actual pouch would only be 9 cm by 9 cm which is the perfect size to hold a face mask! 

Place the fabric together

Sew the fabric together

To get started on this gorgeous pouch I placed my two pieces of fabric, right sides together. Make sure you choose a fabric that you love since the pouch is going to be for you! 

Mark at the edge

I then measured 1 cm from the bottom of my pieces and marked them. I sewed along my marked line, connecting the two pieces of fabric. 

Add a keyring strap

Attach a keyring strap

I clipped on the cute blue and pink keyring strap onto the side of the pouch. This is such a fun element because it means you can attach the pouch to a bag. 

Sew it on

Once it was in place, I sewed it on.

Press the fabric

Press down the fabric

I then turned out the folding at the edges of my two pieces and pressed them flat. This really helped get the fabric to sit the way it needed to. I then folded the fabric so that it was right sides out and pressed along the edge again. 

Use the pattern

Fold the fabric

In this next step, I used my pattern paper and folded it so that The curved 6 cm long edge was showing. I placed it on the curve of my fabric and then pulled the other piece of fabric up to meet the paper. I then folded the second curve over so that it matched perfectly with the other piece. 

Clip it in place

With all the folds in place, I clipped the fabric so that it would be held in position. 

Cut the edges

Cut off the raw edges

I sewed around the sides and curve of the fabric and then cut off the fraying fabric, as close to the stitch as possible. 

Turn right side out

Step: Turn the pouch right side out 

Finally, I could turn my little pouch right side out. 

Add finishing touches

So far my pouch was looking amazing! I just had to add a few finishing touches and it would be ready to go. 

Sew the inner edge

I sewed the inner edge of the pouch together so that the fabrics would be connected. 

How to sew a button closure pouch

Then it was time to add the button. I hand-sewed the button onto the flap of the pouch. 

Add a button

I then closed the pouch to measure where I would need to place the other side of the button. Once I had the exact place, I sewed it in. 

Add a keyring

For the final step, I added on my cute little heart key ring that really added to the aesthetic of the pouch. 

How to sew a pouch with a button

I am so obsessed with this face mask pouch! What else would you use this piece for? Let me know in the comments below! 

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2 of 9 comments
  • Trish F Trish F on Oct 27, 2021

    I agree with that snaps were used.

    You would need a button hole if you'd used a button and there isn't one.

    You could also use magnets that sewn into place.

  • Ezm26721574 Ezm26721574 on Feb 18, 2022

    I believe masks are to be aired out for a few days before reuse. One for your purse is practical, but not for storage.