By Erin Huffstetler | 09/26/2020 | No Comments
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This maxi pad pouch gives you a discreet way to carry pads, and keeps them from getting lost, or unwrapped in the bottom of your purse or backpack. It can be made from fabric scraps, and would make a thoughtful addition to a stocking or Operation Christmas Child shoebox.
Maxi Pad Pouch Tutorial
This pouch has been generously-sized to accommodate a variety of maxi pad brands and thicknesses. Use a waterproof liner, like PUL or ProCare, and you can even use it to carry reusable pads home for washing.
What You’ll Need:
- (2) 6″ x 12″ pieces of fabric (one for the outside of the pouch, one for the inside)
- (1) 6″ x 12″ piece of interfacing (optional)
- A ruler
- Sewing pins or sewing clips
- A snap, button or piece of Velcro to close the pouch
- A sewing machine (This is the machine that I have)
Optional (but nice to have):
You can use any type of fabric to make this pouch, but if you use something thin, like quilting fabric, you may want to iron a piece of interfacing on the back of the outer fabric. so you have something sturdy to attach your snap, button or Velcro closure to.
What You Do:
Pin, or clip, both pieces of fabric together, right-sides facing.
Sew a 1/2″ seam around three sides, leaving one of the short ends open for turning.
Cut, or pink, the excess fabric from the sides and corners.
Then, flip the sewn piece right side out, and finger press the edges.
Fold in the open seam 1/2″. Then, topstitch a 1/4″ seam along both ends. This will close the open end, and add a decorative touch.
Place your project lining side up, and fold the bottom up 4-3/4″. Clip, or pin, in place. If you plan to do a Velcro closure. Position and sew your Velcro now. It won’t be possible, once you’ve sewn the sides.
Sew a 1/4″ seam along both sides to close the sides of the pouch. Continue the seam all the way up to the end of the flap.
Then, add a snap or button closure, and fill your pouch with pads.