Have you noticed how women’s bags are always full to the brim with stuff. Or is it only mine?
The worst part is when you have to get something out of your bag and something indiscreet suddenly pops up to our utter embarrassment. Or is it only me, again?
I sewed this pretty, little pouch to keep these unmentionables hygienically stashed in my handbag, and to prevent embarrassing incidents. And there’s a pattern.
After yet another episode of Open Handbag, Something Embarrassing is Right on Top, I decided to make my own solution to it.
Remember my Poinsettia Curvy Bag (pattern included) (lovingly re-named The Boob Bag by Bo)? I had an extra bit of fabric, and decided to make a little pouch to carry these “seasonal” items. You can download the pattern for the pouch here.
I lined the pouch with pink polka dot fabric leftover from Little Mango’s dress. It closes with hook and loop tape.
I used fusible fleece as interfacing to give it more body, if you use sturdier fabric (like denim or similar) the fusible fleece is not necessary.
I was going to finish the side with bias tape, but it turned out to be more complicated than I though, instead I used the satin ribbon stitch in my sewing machine (a tight zigzag).
The pouch is the perfect size to carry several tampons. Also the perfect size to carry a few sanitary pads, of several sizes if necessary.
Or like I am using it right now, to carry “snot rags” for my two snotty brats, I mean husband and child. I have found that old cotton t-shirts are less irritating than tissues. I cut squares from my old, headed-for-the-trash tees and serge the seams. We just wash them in the washing machine with our whites and they are ready to use again.
Some people might not like the idea, but we’ve been doing this for a long time, it’s easier on the nose, on the pocket and on the planet.
So, snot rags: yay or nay?