Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Upcycled Denim First Aid Case #2

Since my first First Aid Case was such a success, I decided to make a few more.  This is a second one that I tackled, tweaking it a bit.

Let's see what it looks like finished




Now onto the tutorial
Let's talk Materials

You will need:
1.  Outer Fabric (here I am using denim, but you can use anything you want)
2.  Lining Fabric (cut to the same size as the outer fabric)
3.  Two Pocket Fabric Pieces (both can be the same size, rectangular)



Cut one leg from the knees and separate into two pieces


Cut out the seam and hem


Fold one piece of the leg in half like this


cut 


Then fold the pieces in half like this


And cut 


Line up the top two pieces and the lower pieces like this


Sew them together to make two bigger pieces (these are the pocket pieces)


Hem the pieces




Layer one pocket piece on the lining fabric, making sure you leave enough room for the second pocket piece.  Sew the pocket piece onto the lining fabric in the middle.  


Measure how big you want the pockets to be.  Mine are two inches wide.


Top stitch the pockets


After top stitching all the pockets, top stitch the bottom of the top pocket piece


Top stitch the bottom pocket piece just like the top pocket piece, start with the middle


Measure and decide on the size of the pockets


Top stitch the pockets


Then, top stitch the bottom hem


So now the lining with pockets are done.  Prepare the ribbon and outer fabric


I embroidered on the outer fabric, on one end of the fabric


Layer  everything like this:  lining with pocket, ribbon, and outer fabric, right sides together


Pin the sides except for one end


Sew all sides except for one end


Turn it inside out, then fold in the opening, and top stitch


Outside


Inside


Hope you enjoy this project!


54 comments :

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  2. It turned out cute ... Everyone needs a first aid case! Why not make it cute??

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
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  3. You are so talented!!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

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  4. Great tutorial Mandy!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh that's cute, and great way to use old jeans!

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  6. So creative! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  7. Very creative Mandy! I love the idea for a first aid kit! You should totally add it to my Pattern Party this month at Get Your Crap Together! You can link up from the 1st of the month to the 10th and would love you to check it out. See you soon!

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    1. Chelsea,

      Thank you so much for your compliment! I had fun linking up!!

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  8. How funny! I just did a post on what to do with the top half of the pants. I needed something to do with the bottom half. I'm visiting from Pin it Tuesdays. I would love for you to come visit me at calliescrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. Callie,

      AWESOME! i am so glad you find this post useful, now you can make a ton of these as gifts!!!

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  9. Your tutorials are very good! Cute First Aid kit too.
    Thanks for sharing at Funday Monday!!

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  10. Great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together

    Amy x
    http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/05/and-sew-we-craft-together-linky-party-41/

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  11. Great tutorial! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  12. Very cool project and your blog is beautiful! Hello! I came across your blog via the Freedom Friday Blog. I'm so glad I did. I'm following you! Please follow me back. If you enjoy my post, please "Like" or leave a comment. I appreciate the support.

    Thank you,

    Vashti

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      Thank you so much for stopping by, i am always happy to meet new friends!!!

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  13. I love this! And your tutorial is so thorough! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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    1. Carrie,

      Thank you so much for your compliment! I try to be clear and thorough, but i need to learn how to make my own pattern so my readers can download them

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  14. Visiting from Let's Hear it For the Boys. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
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    1. Jennifer,

      Thank you for stopping by, and U will head over and link up

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  15. What a great idea!! Thanks for the great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Happy Friday!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Kathy,

      Thank you so much for your compliment! You have always commented on my projects when i linked up! thank you

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  16. Love it! I took a sewing class last year so I could learn to read patterns and sew better. Unfortunately my teacher was more concerned with focusing on one student collaborating with them for a craft show. Sites like yours that share are great for people like me that are still learning. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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    1. Melissa,

      You are tooooo kind! I am sooo glad you find my blog useful. it was my intention to share what i create. I do not have a shop, nor do i know how to make my own patterns and sell them. I believe that sharing is more fun than earning a buck.

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  17. Cool first aid case! I love denim projects! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  18. SO cute! I love that you used Hello Kitty fabric. Very fun. :-)

    Thanks for joining Saturday Night Stars and sharing this fun DIY with us.
    ~FringGirl

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I know Hello Kitty would be a bit hit :) who doesnt like hello kitty right?

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  19. This is great! I have a whole stack of jeans I don't fit into that are waiting to be ripped apart and made into something. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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    1. I am so glad you found this inspiring! I hope you do make some of these and enjoy them

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  20. This is very cute! Thank you for linking up to Get Crafty Friday! Hope you stop by again next week.

    -Amy

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  21. What a great idea! Great tutorial, too. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Trish,

      Thank you so much for your compliment!!! HAve a great week!

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  22. I'm really liking these. Thanks so much for the great tutorial. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Peggy,

      Once again, you have touched my heart with your compliment!!!

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  23. That is so clever and cute

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  24. You have really been creating some fun items. I appreciate you sharing them with SYC. Hope to see you again this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann for coming by again! I sure will come back this week to link up

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  25. That is such a cute idea! Thank you for linking up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/

    Marti

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    1. Congratulations! These are featured at this weeks blog party! Stop by and grab a button if you would like. Thanks so much for participating!

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