Friday, June 4

My Favorite Homemade Gift - First Aid Kits

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I've made dozens of these cute little "wallet" type first-aid kits 
for friends & family. They're great for a purse, to keep in your car, or your desk at work--
and especially for traveling.


You'll need: 
  • a rectangular pot holder with a loop in the center of the top (Target usually has them)
  • 8 ziploc sandwich size bags
  • bias tape
  • a button
  • fabric to put a cute embellishment on the front (optional)

 Measure & mark the center of your pot holder. Stack 4 of the ziploc bags as close together as you can & pin in place. Sew a zig-zag stitch across from end to end.


After sewing, snip the "un-zipper" end of the bags as close to the stitching as possible. (This is the excess & it is not needed.)


Pin, zig-zag, & cut the other side the same as before.


Stitch a row of bias tape over the zig-zag stitching. (Fold the bias tape under at the ends so you don't have raw edges.)


 Sew a button & (if you want) an embellishment on the front. (TIP: be careful not to use a button that is too large--even though the loop looks big, it takes a small button.)



Next I use a label making machine to label each pocket with things like "Ibuprofen" & "Tylenol" and fill them. I always put a supply of band-aids inside too. It's nice if you also want to put a little sewing kit in one pocket. 
My friends have enjoyed this gift 
& used it for years. 
Hope your loved ones like it too!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! What an amazingly awesome...and easy idea! I'm so going to make me one...for my car, for my camp trailer, for my office, for my friends...for everyone! Thank you so much for sharing such a great craft!

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    1. Hello Darling Jessica, Thanks so much for stopping by & for your sweet comment. Let me know how your first aid kits turn out!

      Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Hi Bethany, I really appreciate you for taking the time to leave your sweet comment. Have a great week!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. I absolutely adore these!
    I am a school nurse & was browsing the web for gift ideas for my teachers & these will be fabulous. :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. It's my pleasure. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

      Warmly, Michelle

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