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stitch81
« on: December 04, 2008 02:49:23 PM »

After finishing my purses and wallets, I got to browsing around and found the tampon cozies.  Well, I saw them on one etsy shop for $31 each... thought, I bet there's only $2 in materials there... and 40 minutes later... here's my tampon cozy!

I am so cheap! I absolutely refuse to buy/hire something when I know I can do it/ make it myself.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 03:08:41 PM »

awesome idea! so much better than having them roll around in my purse.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008 03:09:52 PM »

This is awesome!!
I wouldn't pay 31$ (plus postage) for something i could make for a few dollars!!
Might just borrow your idea for something similar, I HATE loose tampons rolling around in my bag!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008 03:20:15 PM »

stitch81:  Any chance of you posting a tutorial??
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008 03:24:39 PM »

this is a good idea.  i have a wallet for everything else, so why not these?  they end up lost in my gigantic purse, just floating around.  thanks for sharing!!  
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008 05:39:57 PM »

Oh I like!! What a lovely idea and i looooooove the print on the inside.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008 08:15:21 PM »

stitch81:  Any chance of you posting a tutorial??

I decided to go ahead and post the instructions...Stil l not quite sure if it's okay to do so, since they are patterned off of someone's etsy.... I don't have pics, but I think it is pretty simple, that you shouldn't need them...

I used a black canvas like material that I had laying around for the main part.... 

cut 2 pcs. of fabric 10.5 inches x 7 inches.

 I also cut a pc. of fusible interfacing the same size and ironed it to the backside of one of the pcs.  That is the pc you will be working with. 

Next cut your contrasting fabric 9x 14 inches, and fold in half lengthwise.  iron the fold.  place this along the bottom of your interfaced pc of fabric.  sew the right side edge to hold the folded pc. in place.  Next measure 5 inches.  sew a straight line down.  This will be your pad slot.  For the tampon slots...  I grabbed 4 supers, and one at a time, lay one down and then lay the contrast fabric over it so the back fabric is still flat but the contrast fabric is looped over top the tampon.  pin that in place and sew... it's best to leave a bit of room and not make it too tight.  do the same for the next three.

for the flap, cut 2 pcs. 4x4 inches.  interface one pc of fabric, with right sides together, sew 3 sides and trim corners, flip right side out  and press, and topstitch.  Lay this on the right side of the cozy, with rough edges matching up (the flap will be pointing inward).  Take your last pc. of 10.5 x 7 inch material and place it right side down on top of the pc you just finished working with.  Pin in place and sew all around leaving a 4 inch opening on the opposite side of where the flap is.  trim corners, turn rightside out, press, topstitch... then add your pearl snaps.  These are put on through all layers of fabric, so you can do this last.  other types of snaps sometimes have to be put in between layers...that's why I use pearl snaps... 
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 05:17:49 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008 06:56:01 PM »

love it!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008 06:42:58 AM »

Great idea!
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