Picture
If you are perchance a guy and squeamish like my husband then this post isn't for you. As women we naturally have to carry feminine protection items with us in our purse. Tampons, pads, pantyliners, whatever you use will fit in this cute little pouch and I'll tell you how.  

I personally prefer tampons but I am not brand specific, I will use whatever is on sale with a coupon. I picked the largest I could find to make my pouch so that it would for sure fit any. A pad would work as well for the directions, I will teach you how to adjust for your size. Unfortunately the stitching didn't show very well but trust me, when you are all done you will see how cute it is! 

Picture
For the front piece: start by chaining as wide as you need your pouch plus a little more for stitching up the side. For me it was 20 chains. 

SC even across for this first row. The next row is a bit different. Ch 2 and flip but then you will sc ch 1 sc all the way across. Don't skip any sc's, you are working even just with a ch in between. Do not crochet in the ch 1 spaces. Repeat this for each row until it is as tall as the protection items you are covering plus a tiny bit more for sewing (maybe 1/2"). I did 28 rows in all. 

Picture
For the back and flap, repeat the instructions for the front, but add rows, you want to make it as tall as the small rectangle plus however long you want your flap to be. Remember not to make your flap too short, your width will take up some of the space of your flap. For me I did ch 20 by 40 rows. On the last row in the middle of your stitches chain 3, skip 1 space and sc (button hole), finish the pattern of sc ch1 sc across. On the next row do the normal sc ch1 sc until you get to the ch 3. At the ch 3 sc 5 times then sc in next stitch and continue sc ch1 sc across. 

Picture
Next line up your rectangles so the bottom corners match and are even. Start at the top corner of the small rectangle down, across the bottom, and up the other side. I prefer to join by single crocheting around, alternatively you can whip stitch or sew your item. Use whatever joining method you prefer. 

Picture
Lastly test for fit (put your items in) line up and add your button where your button hole lays. You now have a cute little pouch. You can use these basic instructions to make a rectangle pouch of any size.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you make your own, please share your photos/experience with us!

Thanks for reading, Kristina  

Link ups:


Sunday:  Sunday Show Off   /Bouquet of Talent Sunday  / Nifty Thrifty Sunday  / Sundae Scoop  / Submarine Sunday /  Not Bad Sundays   / Suburbs Mama Sunday  / Flamingo Toes Let’s Get Social Sunday 

Monday: Frugal Crafty Home  / Market Yourself Monday /  Mix It Up Monday  / More the Merrier Monday   / Motivate Me Monday   /  Masterpiece Monday  

Tuesday:  Made By Me Tuesday /  Handmade Tuesday  / Tuesday’s Treasures  / Nifty Thrifty Tuesday / Facebook Frenzy Tuesday  / Time To Sparkle / Terrific Tuesdays 

Wednesday:  Homemaking Wednesday /  Wow Me Wednesday  / Wonderful Wednesday  / Real Fun Features  / What I Whipped Up Wednesday / We Did It Wednesday   

Thursday: Create It Thursday /Party Time Thursday  / Thursday Hop /  Blog Stalking Thursday  /Share Your Cup Thursday  / Think Tank Thursday  / Bloom Thursday  

 Friday:  Friday Chaos  / Show & Tell Friday  /  Crafty Friday / Show Off Friday  / Friday Favorites  / Anything Goes  / Inspire Me Please  /  

Saturday: Be Diff Act Normal  /  Serenity You Saturday  /  It’s Overflowing Saturday  / Saturday Sparks  

 


Comments

08/17/2013 9:34pm

Hey there! Just wanted to say thanks for the follow on Bloglovin'; appreciate it! I'm happy to be following you back :o) Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

http://www.croppedstories.blogspot.com

Reply
08/19/2013 7:38pm

Thanks for stopping by :)

Reply
08/19/2013 6:58pm

Ive made one of these before. I use it for a little money stash!

Reply
08/28/2013 10:54pm

That is a brilliant use for one of these! Thanks for the tip!

Reply
08/20/2013 9:54pm

looks like it could have so many uses. I love little things like this
come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Reply
08/21/2013 12:46am

This is great! I was totally at the grocery store today and saw a pack of tampons that came with a little pouch, like this. I was like, I can make that! This is much cooler, thanks for sharing!

Reply
08/22/2013 9:02pm

This is brilliant! I don't need any of these right now as I'm still breastfeeding my daughter but this is so much better than losing tampons somewhere in the black hole that is my purse :-) Looks great too!

Reply
08/28/2013 10:58pm

It's funny, no matter how small or large a purse is, everything falls to the bottom. It's like the dryer eating socks.

Reply
08/24/2013 9:55pm

This is really a great case. That was one of the best things about getting older. Not needing to worry about this anymore. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Reply
08/28/2013 10:56pm

Hey I am so glad as well that I don't one of these for this purpose. I might not like the hot flashes but so much better that monthly curse!!

Reply

Your comment will be posted after it is approved.


Leave a Reply

    Loading

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required
    Follow on Bloglovin
    We are making the move to Word Press with the help of our friend Janine (J9)
    J9 Designs

    Authors

    Millie and Kristina
    Mother and Daughter

    Blogging about crochet, crafts, upcycling and having tons of fun :)

    Click here to see all of our free and paid patterns
    Picture
    Click to Enter Thirty One Giveaway Portion of sales to benefit Hope Animal Rescue!
    Picture
    Click to Enter!
    Picture
    Click to enter!
    Picture
    Click to Enter!

    Categories

    All
    101 Jeans
    A Day In The Life
    Charity
    Crafting Fun
    Free Pattern/tutorial
    Giveaway
    Link Parties
    Organization
    Review

    Awesome Sponsors & Button Swaps
 photo 8d0e0b89-77a5-40db-b80f-bc91e6107a60_zps9bd793a4.jpg
Nugget On A Budget
Better Blogger Network
Holiday Shopping/
Affiliate Links
teeturtle tshirt
100% of profits provide clean water and education - Three Avocados

Archives

November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011

Knitting Supplies at Craftsy.com