Now to make the pockets. I cut two strips of coordinating fabric half the size of the original rectangle.
Remember my Crayon Rolls? Well I had a thought a few weeks back....what about a First Aid Roll done up the same way as a Crayon Roll?
I picked out some coordinating fabric. Then after deciding what I wanted in my First Aid Roll I laid out all the items. I went with Wipes, a box of different size band aids, hand sanitizer, an anti-itch stick and a travel pack of tissues. I cut 2 rectangles to fit around the items with enough room for the seams. One rectangle for the back of the roll, the other for the inside of the roll.
Next I cut some Rick Rack half the length of the rectangle and pinned it to the top of the far left pocket. Then I took the rectangle I cut for the back and right sides together sewed up all 4 sides, leaving a 3 inch opening for turning right side out.
Here's a picture of the inside of the finished project. (I added in an extra pocket for my homemade bug spray that I found just for this picture)
It looks pretty cute rolled up too doesn't it? It is a little on the big side but I like it much better than carrying around a plastic First Aid box. This can stuff quite nicely into a big purse or travel sack too.