Thanks for all the lovely comments on our Emergency Zippered Pouch. We had a number of requests for a tutorial so you can make your own. They really are a handy size and perfect to put a few first aid supplies in your handbag.
Best of all, they only take an hour to make! They would make a nice gift with a gift card, cash or some other emergency supply inside!
Finished pouch is: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (7 x 11.5 cm)
- 4 charm squares (5 x 5 inches), two each for pouch outer and lining
- small piece of flannel for wadding
- scrap of white linen
- scrap of red homespun
- scrap of ribbon
- split ring
- 4 inch zipper
White Linen – cut four squares, 1 x 1 inch
Red Homespun – cut 2 squares, 1 x 1 inch; cut rectangle 1 x 2 inch.
Outer fabric – cut 2 rectangles, 5 x 3 inches.
Lining fabric – cut 2 rectangles, 5 x 3 inches
Flannel – cut 2 rectangles, 5 x 3 inches
Ribbon – cut one piece, 2 inches in length.
Sew Red Cross Patch:
|Red Cross Patch Pieces|
Referring to the photograph for placement, stitch a white square onto opposite sides of a red square. Press seams towards the red square.
Stitch a red/white unit to either side of the red rectangle. Press.
|Press under seams|
With the right sides of the lining piece facing, pin together and mark the rounded corners. Stitch the lining sides and bottom together. Trim and clip corners. Press under 1/4 inch along the top edge.
For more photographs of the Emergency Pouch – check out What’s Your Emergency?
You can find more of our free tutorials here, and we also have a range of pdf sewing and quilting patterns in our etsy store.