After making the first two gifts for my friend, I have one more gift that I wanted to make (since I still have some more of that pretty fabric left)
If you want to check out the first two gifts, here are the links:
Ok, let's see what this little project looks like!
Time to check out how I made this
First I must give credit to Amy over at Positively Splendid for giving me this idea of making a first-aid kit. But for my First-Aid case, I did not follow her directions or dimensions because I wanted even more pockets and bigger, and mainly because I happened to have a piece of that pretty fabric in a specific size and I just did not want to WASTE any of it. lol So I made mine to fit the fabric, yes, yes, yes, I am quite silly @_@
Alright, alright, let's get to it.
First, cut fabric. One piece of that pretty fabric (already a rectangular piece), and one piece of denim cut to the same size
Then, cut two pieces of denim, one wider than the other by 1.5 inches. (or however much wider you want)
Fold the seam in and press on both sides - length wise (this is because no lining will be added)
Then top stitch both denim pieces like so. I like using contrasting thread.
Now, layer the narrower denim piece on top of the wider piece, and top stitch in the middle
Then do some measurements (it depends on how big you want your pockets be) mine are 1.5 inches wide, but the last two on the right are very small, approximately 0.5 inches wide (what are those little pockets for? you will see)
Do the same for the other side too.
Now onto the big piece. First I embroidered onto one end of the denim piece.
Made my own ties. I happened to have this half made sitting in a basket, so I just finished it up.
Then I sewed these ties onto the side of the back piece to my embroidered side
Then, I sewed the big piece of denim and the pretty fabric together at the embroidered side, right sides together, and added the straps in the middle
Then, sewed the pockets onto the pretty fabric at the left, right and bottom, also sewed the middle line all the way to the top edge of the back pocket piece. Do the same to the left and right sides to create the big pockets. Note: the pockets are only sewn onto the lining fabric, not all the way through the outer (denim) fabric.
After that, sewed the outer fabric and the lining with pockets right sides together at the top and bottom ,leaving the left side (in this picture) open. Then turned it inside out, and sewed the left side shut.
Next step is to fill it! I bought a mini First Aid kit at Target and put the content in the pockets, along with super glue, Chap-stick, Tums, nail kit (see?! the little pockets are perfect for them), Neosporin, Advil, hand sanitizer, Q-tips, cotton squares, and a Thermometer.
Alright, this is going to be so helpful for her since she travels alot! Hope you enjoy this tutorial. :)
This project is linked with the following parties: