Kleenex Purse Pouch
"At-choo! At-choo! Bless you. Bless you." If I had a dollar for every time those sounds and words were uttered in my house, I'd be a rich woman. Allergy season has hit us with a vengeance, so we are constantly clamoring for a Kleenex. I've almost always got a stash of them at the house, but in my purse? Well, that's another story. If I do have some in the black-hole-of-a-purse that I carry, they usually get crumpled up or stuck at the bottom where all the crumbs and rogue pieces of gum are. After a particularly bad allergy experience recently, I made myself a Kleenex Purse Pouch to ensure that I (and my sneezy family) are never without Kleenex again.
There is nothing worse than being out at the soccer field rooting for your team when an allergy attack happens. September and October seem to be really difficult months for my family's allergies.
True story...Just a couple of weeks ago, we watched my daughter's soccer team beat another team. My husband had come over to see her game during his lunch break and as we were leaving he started sneezing up a storm. "Bless you, bless you. You need a tissue,"I said. "Do you have one?" he asked as he continued blasting out sneeze after sneeze. This started a frantic search by all family members as we could see the drippy evidence of this attack. Not a tissue or napkin was to be found, because someone had removed the packet of Kleenex I had had in my purse and there were none in my car either. Hubby went rummaging through his car looking for something with which to wipe his nose and the only thing he could come up with was dirty work shirt he had with him. Ummm, gross. It got the job done, but wouldn't it have been so much better if I would have had some Kleenex tucked safely in my purse?
To make these pouches, I started with 2 pieces of coordinating scrap fabric: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches for the main fabric and 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches for the lining. (This is actually the same Waverly fabric I have on my sofa pillows.)
and press allowing the lining piece to act as a border for the main color.
Bring both sides to the center, overlapping by a about 1/4 inch. Pin in place and sew the sides up, making sure to reinforce the overlapping area.
Turn right side out and and it's ready to stuff with your Kleenex Pocket Pack! Sew easy! (Sorry, I had to do it.)
I even made one up for my daughter with some left over fabric from a Halloween bag I made her a couple of years ago. Not a moment too soon...we spent yesterday afternoon outside at my son's baseball games. It was beautiful and breezy...perfect allergy weather ;-) She brought her own Kleenex Purse Pouch with her in her backpack.
Buy a Kleenex 4pack, you get a free wallet pack (2-pk) or pocket pack (3-pk).