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How to Make Sanitary Pad Purse/ Easy Sewing Project

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This free sewing pattern for a sanitary pad purse is the perfect DIY sewing project you have been looking for. These small purses are great to store and carry your sanitary pads and are a great gift idea as well.


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A Sanitary pad storage purse is designed with Velcro to keep items from falling out. You can use a magnetic snap in place of the Velcro. You can store pads or tampons, along with, smaller items in your purse. Make any number of these DIY small purses with flap closure and keep them in your handbag, car, gym bag, or wherever you need them.


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This small storage purse for sanitary pads is perfect for traveling as it will fit quite easily in your bag or backpack. It will also make wonderful gifts for your tween’s period kit.


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If being used as a sanitary pad holder, it will hold 3 regular-sized pads. The bag can be hand-washed. It is also the perfect size to use as a little work makeup or toiletries purse.


purse how to make


This sewing tutorial for a small sanitary pad pouch with step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs is so easy that any seamstress with a beginner skill level can try making them. This DIY sewing project does not require much fabric and it can be made from the leftovers in your fabric stash.


How to Make a Sanitary Pad Purse


Supplies Needed:

Medium-weight cotton fabric scraps for the sanitary pad purse outer, lining, and pocket ( here I have used fabrics in two different prints).

Medium-weight fusible interfacing- 1/4 yard.

A small piece of Velcro.

Sewing Notions.


Gather your supplies.


Cut your pieces with the following measurements:


Sanitary pad purse outer and lining- 5.5” x 8.75”

Interfacing- Same measurements as above.

Pocket outer and lining- 7.5” x 5.5”.

Pocket interfacing- same measurements as the above.


Your pieces will look like this once cut.


First, we make the pocket.


Fuse the pocket interfacing to the wrong side of the pocket lining, following the manufacturer’s instructions (picture for illustration purposes).


Next, layer the pocket outer and lining, with the right sides touching and aligning the edges. Clip them together.


Sew along the long edge to join.


Open and press the seam open.


Fold over to the right side and press to make it crisp.


Topstitch along the folded edge.


Next, we make 2 pleats on the pocket.


On the right side of the pocket, draw a line 1” from the raw edge and a second line, 0.5” from the first. Repeat on the other side.


Fold along the second (0.5”) line, with the lining sides touching, and press.


Fold back along the first line ( 1” line) and press once again. Now you have a small 0.5” pleat along the side.


Repeat on the other side and put clips to hold the pleats.


Next, place a Velcro 1-inch from the top of the pocket and secure it by sewing around the edges.


Next, keep the sanitary pad pouch lining on its right side and place the pocket along the lower edge, with the pleats intact and the edges aligning. Pin or clip the pocket to the pouch lining.


Sew around the edges, leaving the top edge open.


Next, we join the pouch outer with lining.


Take the pouch outer and fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.


Place the pouch outer and lining layered, with the right sides touching, and clip all around. Now the pocket is sandwiched between the outer and lining.


Sew all around, leaving a gap of 2- inches to turn the right side out. Clip off the corners carefully with your scissors.


Pull the right side out through the opening.


Poke out the corners with the help of a wooden dowel and press to make it neat and crisp.


Topstitch around the pocket flap and secure the complimentary piece of Velcro 1/2-inch from the edge.


Your sanitary pad pouch is ready for use.


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Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Where's the pattern? How am I supposed to make this without the pattern?


Saturday 26th of August 2023

There are no pattern pieces but you can easily sew the purse, following the measurements given for the pieces.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Great iidea


Friday 14th of July 2023

Looks very easy.


Friday 24th of February 2023

Excellent idea to hide my sanitary pad. Awesome way to use my small pieces of fabric.

Jonikka Raines

Friday 16th of December 2022

Thank you very much for your patterns.