Toddler Survival Kits AKA Quilt-As-You-Go Pouches
When I made these quilt-as-you-go panels I wasn’t sure what I would turn them in to. Now that they are finished I’ve decided to make them into little “Toddler Survival Kits” for Baby Bee’s teachers. I’ll be stuffing them with sunscreen, hand sanitizer, tissues, and of course, chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
I had a lot of fun making these, especially fussy cutting the little critters to peek out here and there. And as much as I was dreading the zippers, they really weren’t so bad. I especially love the “zip ends” technique I found here from Sew Sweetness. The little zip ends keep things neat and tidy and give the bags a more professional look. See how cute they are?
A few notes on the specs, mostly for my own memory. These little guys started as square 8.5 inch panels, and I finished them by adding box corners to the bottom around the 1 3/4 inch mark. Why those measurements? Because they were handy on my rulers. Heh.
I have to admit that I’m particularly in love with the red and aqua one. Like, so much so that I’m planning a larger quilted tote in the same color scheme… which conveniently doubled as an excuse to add more Aneela Hoey to my stash. I call that a win-win 🙂