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Today I’m going to show you how to make a beautiful no sew emergency purse kit in just 15 minutes.
This must-have ladies emergency kit accessory is perfect to toss in your purse, backpack or gym bag to keep your essentials in reach. It’s easy to make, and will hold a few sanitary supplies, a lipstick or chapstick, and any headache medicines you need.
Imagine going on an outing with friends, and having a headache pop up. You know the kind, with intense pain and major nausea. That can take the fun out of any planned time, right?
That’s where this emergency essentials kit will come in handy. You can have a healthy snack and Excedrin Extra Strength ready at the onset of any headache. Having this at your fingertips is sure to save the day for you, and possibly save you from a last minute trip to a store.
For me, I made the mistake of not having these on hand, and I will never do it again. This emergency kit has been with me ever since.
Here is how to make your own ladies emergency kit without sewing.
No Sew Clutch Instructions:
- Cut two pieces of leather or fabric to the same size. I made mine 8.5 x 7.5”.
- Place the fabric pieces wrong side up, and use a strong glue (I used E6000) on the edges to adhere the zipper.
- Placing the fabric right side up, use a strong adhesive on the edges and press right sides together. Let dry, according to glue instructions.
- Trim the bottom corners, then pull the fabric right side out through the zipper opening.
Making the decorative tassel:
- Use a leftover rectangle scrap of fabric (mine was approximately 8 x 4”) and trim fabric in ¼” strips, leaving about 1/3 of the top portion uncut.
- Loop a small scrap of fabric through the zipper and glue together. Then, glue the top portion of the fringed fabric strip and begin rolling it, sandwiching the fabric zipper pull.
- Secure the tassel with rubber bands until the glue dries, or tie a strip of fabric around the top portion to finish.
Some ideas to fill your emergency kit are: lip balm, hair pins, floss, bandages, a stain stick, cleansing wipes, a protein bar, Excedrin® Extra Strength for when you need to keep on keepin’ on, and Excedrin® PM Headache for nighttime headaches when you need a sleep aid.
This is a solution that has been working well for me, but I’ve considered making more of these emergency kits so I could keep them ready to go in my suitcase, gym bag and glove compartment.
And, of course, it will be with me when my girlfriends and I meet up again in a few months!
Do you suffer from headaches? What would you put in your emergency kit? Please tell me in the comments below!