Make the cutest little DIY drawstring bag out of fabric scraps that’s perfect for a Diva Cup, other menstrual cup, jewelry, or as a gift card bag! This 5 minute menstrual cup bag sewing project is quick and easy to make with step by step photos and instructions! Cut it by hand or with the Cricut Maker. Once you know how to make them change the size for fabric gift bags, gift card bags, jewelry bags and more!
This post is for all of you ladies out there between the ages of puberty and menopause. I’d like to talk to you about something that’s near and dear to my lady parts– menstrual cups! Ladies, they are the best thing that’s ever happened to your period. I’ve been reminded of that countless times in the past 3 years since I started using one, mostly because EVERY TIME we go on vacation I end up getting my period! Yep! I had my period in Disneyland, I’ve had my period camping, I’ve had my period while at conferences… but guess what? I barely knew I had it because I stick my menstrual cup up there and I’m good to go for 12 hours. Hiking through the forest, plunging down Splash Mountain, sitting through two hour long talks about SEO and Pinterest– I never have to worry that I’m going to leak when I’m using my menstrual cup and once it’s in, I can’t even feel it.
You can read more about why I love my menstrual cup here.
I thought that I had lost one of my menstrual cups, in truth I had just misplaced it, but while it was misplaced I bought another one. The two menstrual cups that I have used are the DivaCup and the Blossom Cup. To be honest, both of them seem almost exactly the same to me. I don’t have a preference of one over the other. The DivaCup is readily available at most drugstores which is awesome and the Blossom Cup comes in fun colors, and you know how I love my aqua blue!
If you are interested in purchasing a menstrual cup, I’ll share a few affiliate links (that means that I get a small percentage of the sale if you chose to buy one). I don’t think the same menstrual cup is the perfect cup for everyone so here are a few that I’ve heard are good. You can find the one that’s right for you.
DivaCup (the cup I started with… until I misplaced it in Disneyland.)
Lena Cup (the cup my sister swears by.)
Blossom Cup (the cup I ended up buying based on reviews since the Lena Cup isn’t available in Canada)
Ziggy Cup (I heard a buzzfeed employee talking about this one on her instagram stories. The flat fit design intrigues me. I might order this one soon and give it a try.)
Lunette Cup (another cup I’ve heard good things about)
Athena Cup (one more cup I’ve heard good things about)
Menstrual cups in general (so you can make your own decision based on reviews.)
Your menstrual cup usually comes with a bag to put it in, but I misplaced one of my bags (why does that keep happening!!!) and the other one has started to fall apart. I LOVE having cute accessories, and let’s face it, having your period isn’t necessarily the best thing ever, so having a cute accessory to put your menstrual cup in brightens the first day of your period just a little.
Today I’m going to teach you how to sew a DIY Menstrual Cup Bag. This project is quick and easy– it only takes 5 minutes to sew! I’ve created a Cricut Maker pattern for this project, but if you don’t have a Cricut Maker (you should remedy that ASAP and get one!!!) I’ve also included the measurements of the bag so that you can cut it by hand (which is also quick and easy). Once you know how to make these bags you can make them in all different sizes! They make great reusable gift bags, would be perfect for jewelry, make a fabulous gift card holder and we are sure you can imagine a ton of other great uses for them too!
Ready to get started? Read on for my 5 Minute DIY Menstrual Cup Bag Sewing Project!
5 Minute DIY Menstrual Cup Bag Sewing Project- With Instructions For Cutting By Hand Or With The Cricut Maker
-Fabric (Your finished fabric will be cut 10 inches by 3.75 inches)
-Scissors (You all know how I’m crazy for my Fiskars Orange Handle Scissors!)
-Pins and pin cushion or Wonder Clips
-Iron or Cricut EasyPress
-Sewing Machine (this is the one I have)
-Thread in coordinating colors (this is one of my favorite brands)
-Safety pin or loop turner (My loop turner has made turning fabric so much easier for me! It’s cheap and does a great job. I’d highly recommend adding it to your sewing kit!)
If cutting the fabric with the Cricut Maker:
–Hello Creative Family Menstrual Cup Bag Cricut Design Pattern
–Cricut Fabric Grip Adhesive Cutting Mat
If Cutting By Hand: Cut a your fabric to be 10 inches by 3.75 inches. Measure down 1.5 inches from the top on the right and left hand side and cut a 1/4 inch slit. Repeat on the bottom. Your fabric should look like the photo below. Proceed to Step 1.
If using the Cricut Maker: Login to Cricut Design Space and then open the Hello Creative Family Menstrual Cup Bag Cricut Design Pattern. Click “Make It” in the upper right hand corner.
Click “Continue” on the following screen.
Select your Cricut Maker from the drop down menu. Then select the material that you are cutting.
Place your fabric on your cutting mat, load it into your Cricut Maker and then press the cute flashing little Cricut C on your Cricut Maker to start cutting.
You should have 1 piece of fabric that looks like this. (I made two bags at once so I have two.)
Step 1: Turn in the edges of your fabric above the slits and press into place using your iron. Do this on both the top and the bottom of your fabric.
Step 2: Fold top of your fabric down half way to the slit and press in place using your iron (shown on polka dot fabric on the left). Fold the fabric down the remainder of the way to the slit and press into place (shown in the floral fabric on the right). Repeat this on the bottom of the bottom of the fabric as well so you have tidy little hems on both the top and bottom of your fabric.
Step 3: Sew down your hem as close to the edge of the hem as possible.
Do this on both the top and bottom of the bag.
Step 4: Fold the bottom of your fabric up to meet the top of your fabric so that the printed side of the fabric is sandwiched in the middle. Line up the hems and all edges. Pin in place.
Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew up each side of the bag from the bottom of your hem to the bottom of the bag.
Step 5: Turn your bags right side out. Using a safety pin or a loop turner thread ribbon through the seams at the top of the bag. Tie a knot in the ribbon.
Voila! You’ve got an amazing little menstrual cup bag that took you 5 minutes to make. Make them in a ton of different fabrics to use up your fabric scraps! These are great for things other than menstrual cups too! Change the size and use them for jewelry, gift card bags, to put small toys in, and so much more! My daughter even uses one as a Littlest Pet Shop Sleeping Bag!
Tell me… Do you use a menstrual cup? Do you have questions about using one? Fire them to me and I’m happy to answer all!
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Annie Harley says
I love this!! I just recently ordered a menstral cup from RebelKate and wanted to make a cute little holder for it. This was super easy to do… it took me a bit longer than 5 minutes, but I don’t have a sewing machie and am a total amature. 😛 Thank you for the tutorial!