I have two daughters which means we have the need for discreetly carrying sanitary pads in our purses and backpacks. I know for my daughters, it’s a little embarrassing to carry sanitary pads into the bathroom with them. We made a cute tissue holder out of fabric a while ago, and I thought it would be fun to use the same design to make Sanitary Pad Pouches too!
These are so simple your daughters can make them themselves. Take them to the store and pick out 4 coordinating fabrics. You only need about 7″ of each fabric.
We really like using U by Kotex for our feminine needs. They have really cute covers that are brightly colored and perfect for girls. These pads are thin enough for my daughter to wear with her cheer shorts and not worry about anyone knowing she is wearing a pad. The 3-D capture core also ensures no leaks during active times.
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Now on to the tutorial to make these cute Sanitary Pad Pouches:
You will need:
- Strait Pins
- Sewing Machine with thread
- 5 Coordinating Fabric Squares cut 6″- you will need 5 total squares
Start with the fabric square you want for the back of your pouch. Put the fabric FACE UP on a work surface. Mine is face down. Don’t make that mistake! Take the other squares and fold them in half and “finger press” them as shown.
Now add one rectangle to the bottom half of the base square with open edges out and folded side in.
Add another rectangle to the right side of the square the same way, folded side in.
And another rectangle to the top folded side in.
And your last rectangle the same way, folded side in, but this time put the bottom of the rectangle under the first rectangle you placed. Like you are weaving.
Now use your straight pins to keep everything in place.
Start sewing in the top corner of the pouch. Sew a straight line leaving about a 1/2″ seam allowance.
When you get 1/2″ from the end, stop, leave the needle in the fabric, lift up the foot.
Turn the fabric, let down the foot and continue sewing like that until you reach the beginning point.
When finished, cut the extra material away so the pouch will turn inside out easy.
Now turn the pouch right side out.
And you’re done!
So easy and cute!
My daughter wanted to make her own. She chose different fabric than her older sister. I just love how both of them turned out!
Now they have a cute little pouch to carry around in their purses or backpacks to school and no one will know what’s in them 🙂