Sunday, February 26, 2012

Emergency Kit for your Purse



I had pinned this cute clutch from blogger Eighteen25 to my Pinterest craft board because I just loved the fabrics and the idea of sewing with snack baggies.  Last weekend I ran across the same Target potholder (lonely and alone on clearance for $1.59) and I knew I had to try it for myself!

The directions at Eighteen25 are very good and I followed them step by step.  My clutch only has 8 sections, instead of ten.  I should have loosened the tension on my machine quite a bit, but (to my amazement) you can sew baggies to fabric and end up with a quite sturdy result.  

Sew the baggies in, add a button and loop and you are ready to fill it!  

This one has the usual bandaids, aspirin, stamps, floss, eyeglass cleaner and a few other 'emergency' supplies in it.  











A small notebook and pen and a travel-pack of wipes reside in the front & back pockets.  A small pack of crayons would also be a great addition.


It also contains another great find from bloggerMade by Joel - a set of tiny Parisian landmarks to play with.  I printed them out on the matte side of a blank photo card and they are awesome!  



That's it! Super-easy little clutch that you can customize to hold all kinds of little things (jewelry!) in your purse or travel bag.


-Alisa