Shopping list? Check. Caffeine? Check. Giant comfy underpants? Check.
Black Friday is nearly upon us, peops. Is it me or are there more sales, promotions and commercials than usual this year? I usually stay away from the post-Thanksgiving madness but I’m tempted to get up in the mix. I even made a special kit to offset the trauma of fluorescent light and long lines at Starbucks. The essentials: tissues, energy drink, breath mints, reusable shopping tote, aspirin, lip gloss, bandaids.
I constructed this 7×7″ emergency zippy pouch using stash scraps. You could make them in different color schemes, for many types of anticipated crises.
Here are instructions for the emergency cross pouch.
Black fabric pieces:
8×8″ for back side of pouch (cut 1)
8×3″ (cut 2)
4×2″ (cut 4)
3×2″ (cut 2)
Gingham fabric pieces:
8×8″ for inside lining (cut 2)
2×2″ (cut 2)
4×2″ (cut 1)
You’ll need a coordinating zipper at least 8″ long.
All seam allowances are 1/2 inch. Sew the center column pieces together, pressing seam allowances in one direction with a hot iron.
Sew the other two columns together from top to bottom. Continue pressing seams allowances flat on the back.
Sew the middle three columns together, taking care to line the gingham pieces up evenly.
Sew the remaining 8×3″ black pieces on to either side of the center section. You can now stitch around the cross using a contrasting thread, if you want.
From here, the zippy pouch is very easy to finish. Both Flossy Teacakes and Twelve22 have great tutorials for installing the zipper and sewing the pouch up.
Happy sewing and happy shopping. You maniacs!