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! 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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  

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8/17/2013 11:34:51 am

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8/19/2013 09:38:04 am

Thanks for stopping by :)

8/19/2013 08:58:31 am

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

8/28/2013 12:54:08 pm

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

8/20/2013 11:54:04 am

looks like it could have so many uses. I love little things like this
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8/20/2013 02:46:32 pm

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!

8/22/2013 11:02:57 am

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!

8/28/2013 12:58:01 pm

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

8/24/2013 11:55:01 am

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.

8/28/2013 12:56:51 pm

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!!


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