I've been struggling with what to give for Soul Sister birthdays in the past few months and finally found this idea I liked on Pinteres. After a little tweeking, I came up with the perfect little
Girlfriend Emergency Kit!
Cloth cocktail napkins (I found some at Target)
10 Snack sized zip top baggies
Begin by layering the baggies as shown. These will become little pouches you can fill with goodies! Alternate a baggie with the top facing in opposite directions then tape in place.
Sew straight down the middle of the napkin and baggies using a zig zag stitch:
See? Remove the tape, and now you're all attached and ready for the ribbon closures:
Using a coordinating ribbon, cut 4 strips, each about 6 inches long, and zig zag stitch into place on the edges of the napkin.
Fill all your pouches with goodies...
The pouch ties up into this cute little clutch that you can stow in your car, purse, overnight bag...
Here is Marzipan with her new Emergency Kit:
Here is what I chose for my Girlfriend Kits:
Tiny zip ties
Matches (strike match on emery board)
Think about how you could customize this. Using a full sized napkin and quart or gallon sized baggies, the sky is the limit!
Here are some more ideas:
Off to College Kit: Gas card, money, quarters for laundry, Bandaids, pen, little calculator...
Bride Kit: pain reliever, corsage pins, safety pins, clear nail polish, hem tape, dental floss, mints, sewing kit, tiny scissors, hair pins, eye drops, tweezers, straws, snack bar
First Aid Kit: Bandaids, ace bandage, alcohol wipes, pain reliever, ointment, tweezers, gauze pads, cloth tape, latex gloves
Roadside Kit: Glow sticks, leather gloves, Swiss Army Knife, box cutter, duct tape, rain poncho, batteries, flashlight, snacks, pencil, paper, rope, garbage bags