Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Upcycled Military Uniform First Aid Case

After my First Upcycled Denim First Aid Case, I made a Second Upcycled Denim First Aid Case using a different method, and now I am making another one but using military uniform.

Let's see what the project looks like finished.

Now onto the tutorial

Prepare and cut all material

You will need:
1.  Outer Fabric (cut a rectangular piece, any size to fit your need)
2.  Lining Fabric (cut a piece same size as the outer fabric)
3.  Two pocket pieces (both rectangular size, can be same fabric as outer piece, or any coordinating fabric)
4.  One small pocket piece (can be a square piece, or however large you need)
5.  Ties (can be ribbon, or made with the lining fabric)

Fold in the hem, press

Hem all sides on all the pocket pieces

Pin the small pocket piece onto one end of the lining

Stitch the pocket and stitch along the sides except the top (we don't want to close the pockets do we?)

Pin the two pocket pieces together like this, measure the pockets.  the bottom piece has smaller pockets, and the top piece has big pockets

Sew the smaller pockets

Then pin the pocket pieces onto the lining

Stitch the bigger pockets

Stitch the bottom hem to close off the pockets

I decided to make my own ties, so I used some scrap lining fabric to make them.  Sew two long pieces together right sides together

Turn it inside out and top stitch one all edges

I embroidered on one end of the outer fabric 

Layer the material like so:  Lining with pockets (right side up), ties, outer fabric (right side down)

Pin three sides, leaving one side as opening.  Stitch all material together

Turn it inside out, press

Fold in the opening and stitch it close



Hope you have enjoyed this project! 

Let me know if you need help making this project! 


  1. This is neat! Great tutorial!
    Thanks for stopping by CraftandRepeat!

  2. Hi, I'm a new follower and brand new blogger. I found you on Inspire Me MOnday! I LOVE this post!! Its so creative. I'm excited to read around your blog! I'd love for you to come follow me at

  3. Thanks for linking up at We three Crabs!

  4. Your tutorials are always so clear. Thanks for sharing at Funday Monday!

  5. I love it! How fun to combine the camouflage with the 'Hello Kitty" You are so creative, my friend! Happy mothers day!!..… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle Boutique

  6. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all that join

  7. I really like how it rolls. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  8. Thank you for posting this--a very creative and useful idea!

  9. Great idea and tutorial! Thanks for linking this to our All My Bloggy Friends party ! I have shared this on Google+ today :-)

    With A Blast

  10. Mandy, another great project. You are always so busy creating fun things! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Very cute. I love all of the Hello Kitty fabric also. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. The party starts at 8:00PM tonight.
    Debi and Charly

  12. Good job on the tutorial and nice kit too! Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock N Share party. Hope to see you again this week! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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