No one wants to admit it, but almost all of us girls need one of these at one time or another. I don’t know how many times I’ve reached into my purse to grab lipstick and exposed a feminine hygiene product to the world. Maybe it’s old-fashioned of me, but I’d just rather keep them hidden from any view but my own.
This is a VERY simple project, so if you have a girly home for the summer that would like to learn to sew, this is a good place to start.
You’ll need two rectangles, each 6 inches by 12 inches, cut from two coordinating fabrics.
Lay rectangles right side together. Stitch 1/4″ from the edge, all the way around, leaving a small opening for turning.
Clip corners and turn right side out. Press. Top stitch across one short end near edge. Fold that end up 4 1/2″ and stitch up sides and topstitch across the other end, close to edge.
Stitch a 3/4″ square of Velcro centered on upper flap and 1/8″ from upper edge. Stitch the other side centered on pouch and 1/4″ from edge. If you’re working with a newbie seamstress, it would probably be easier to sew on the Velcro before stitching up the sides, just make sure both pieces land where they should. Press.
Sew a button or other embellishment on outside of flap to cover stitching. I considered using a button for closure, with a button hole on the flap, but personally the fewer hoops I have to jump through to get these things out, the better.
Fill with the appropriate necessities and throw in your purse. Which it totally coordinates with, right?