I don't want to offend anyone by being too graphic, but Lola and I take a lot of walks and jogs and sometimes I forget to bring along a little baggie for...well, you know. So, it dawned on my on a recent excursion that I could make a little "wallet" to store a plastic baggie right on her collar. Of course they have little baggy things that dangle from the collar, but I know I wouldn't like that banging around, and I thought Lola'd be annoyed by it too. She's kinda particular. Anyway, here's a quick little project to make such a pouch. Of course, you could keep a card or key in it, too, if you're so inclined. This pouch fits one large or a few small plastic baggies inside, just to keep you prepared.
You'll need just a few items for this project:
fabric (3" x 8") swatch
needle and thread (a sewing machine makes this project lightning fast, but isn't necessary)
2 inches of 1" wide velcro
To begin, cut your fabric into a 3x8" rectangle (I've had this ruler since grade school in case you were wondering).
Fold each of the short ends over by 1/2 inch and sew down the center of the fabric, 1/4 inch from the fold.
Repeat on the other end.
Now, with the good side of the fabric toward you, pin the velcro to the middle of the fabric. Make sure that one side of the velcro (for instance, the fuzzy side) is up while the other (the sticky side) is down. They should be overlapping quite a bit and sticking to each other now. Baste the velcro in place and remove pins.
Fold one side up (back side of the fabric will be exposed) about 1/2 inch beyond the velcro. Now, fold the other side over as well so that it overlaps the first "flap" by about 1 inch.
Now, flip the right sides of the fabric out. Be sure to use a knitting needle or something pointed to push out the corners of the pouch so they're square. And the pouch is done.
All you need now is a model. :)