As more people turn to the use of disposable masks for germs and virus protection, masks need to be well kept if used more than once. Placing them on tables or on uncertain surfaces might contaminate them. Rather than putting them in a handbag or your pockets during a commute, this case helps to temporarily protect them when unused.
Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own protective case for disposable masks and a link to download the FREE sewing pattern:
- 2 different fabrics for the inner and outer fabrics (measuring at least 30 cm x 30cm) – slightly smaller measurements can be used for the child version. We used a 3rd fabric for the inner slots.
- Interfacing / batting (15 cm x 30 cm)
- Snap buttons
1. Download and print out the Digital PDF Sewing Pattern – Disposable Mask Protective Case here.
(There are slight typos in this photo, please refer to the print out before cutting
2. Attach the interfacing or batting to the outer fabric and cut out all the pieces as stated in the PDF pattern.
3. Place the outer fabric face up. Fold the strips (piece 2/2) and place them on the top and bottom sides of the outer fabric.
4. Next, place the inner fabric piece on top of the layers, facing down.
5. Sew around as shown in the template. Not forgetting to leave a gap on one of the sides to flip them inside out.
6. Snip corners and any curved corners.
7. To flip the case inside out, look through the gap for the right sides of the fabric. Put 2 fingers into the gap and pull the fabrics from inside to the outside. Slowly push and turn the insides to the outside. Topstitch around the case.
8. Add snap buttons.
Fold in the case ears to straighten your used masks!
An extra feature: once you’re done with using it for masks, you could carry notes or cards! Happy sewing!