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A contraceptive cover with hand stitched details
My birth control lives in my purse so no matter where I am I can take it at the correct time. The cover that comes with it is a blue plastic slip that is pretty noticeable every time I open my bag... I decided to make a cover for it that will be pretty and subtle.

Posted by Emmyann07 from Sacramento, California, United States • Published See Emmyann07's 47 projects »
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  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    You Will Need:

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    For this project, because of it's size, I decided to use scrap fabrics I had from other projects (note the floral fabric that was used for my ruffle collar tank)

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    - Scrap of printed fabric
    - Scrap of plain lining
    - Fusible interfacing
    - Matching thread
    - Decorative thread
    - One large button
    - Cut out of your contraceptive traced on plain paper

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out Fabric:

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    - Take your cut out and place on your fabric
    - Measure out (either with a ruler or just using your cut out) approximately 2 1/3 x the length of the cut out
    - Measure a 1/2" on either side of the cut out
    -Cut all three pieces of printed fabric, plain lining and fusible interfacing to the same size

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Interface and Basting:

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    - Apply interfacing to printed fabric following manufacturers instructions
    - Place printed fabric face side down (with interface showing) on top of plain lining piece
    - Pin in place and hand baste stitch around the perimeter of the rectangle close to the edge, removing pins as you go

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitching:

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    -Machine stitch with matching thread around the rectangle just inside your baste stitch
    - Leave a gap at the top so the rectangle can be turned, back stitch your starting and finishing stitches for security
    - Carefully cut and pick the baste stitches to remove thread

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turning the Case:

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    - Clip the corners on a diagonal
    - Turn rectangle inside out through the opening you left, use a rounded end object (I use a crochet hook) to poke the corners out
    - Press flat
    - Use your cut out to measure where you will fold your cover and press flat

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slip Stitch:

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    - Use a slip stitch in matching thread to close opening used to turn rectangle
    - Bury the ends
    - If you don't have the patience or time to hand stitch use your machine to sew close to the edge, back stitching at the beginning and end of the stitch line

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 7
    Step 7

    Seams and Edges:

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    - Using the decorative thread use a blanket stitch to join the front and the back of your pouch
    - Once you reach the edge of the pouch continue stitch around the edge of the flap all the way to the other side of the pouch

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 8
    Step 8

    Adding a Button Hole:

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    - I was in the mood to sit down and hand sew so I used the machine to stitch a button hole sized rectangle, sniped open the inside and used a button stitch to make this
    - If this is to time consuming (it kinda is) thread your machine with your decorative thread and use the button hole foot and stitched to create a machine made hole.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Personal Item Cover - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finishing your cover:

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    - Last step to finish your cover is to sew your in your button
    - Place your contraceptive inside and enjoy having a pretty case that doesn't let everyone see your business

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